I recently read What Once was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer that follows Christina Williems and her Brambleville Asylum for the Poor which many poor people call their home. After a devastating fire, everyone is displaced from their home and Christina must find places for her residents to live as well as try to get funding to rebuild her home. After she is denied funding from the mission, she is happy to learn Levi Johnson, a local mill owner who took in a young blind child against his feelings of wanting to stay apart from the townspeople, is willing to provide supplies to rebuild the home.
As Christina faces many difficulties in rebuilding her home and also faces false accusations, she begins to rely more and more on Levi Johnson. I really enjoyed this book and all of the characters. It was great to see how when faced with changes in their lives, the residents of the home were able to find new homes with townspeople. I liked the relationship that grew between Levi Johnson and Christina as they were both always trying to rely on only themselves, but they soon realized they could rely on God when they are facing problems.
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