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Christina’s world is coming unraveled.

Since her father died a year ago, Christina has done what she could to keep the poor house going. They didn’t have much, but the sense of family amongst the needy folk staying at the home have buoyed Christina and given her a sense of purpose.  whatoncewaslost

But the fire has left them homeless, and it’s up to Christina to find temporary homes for all of them until the home can rebuilt. Finding homes for all but blind Tommy, Christina reaches out to one last person in desperation.

Miller Levi Jonnson is a recluse. Christina doesn’t know if he’d take any child in, much less a blind one. She has no other choice but to try.

With everyone temporarily rehomed, Christina is hopeful that the board will give her good news and get the rebuilding underway.

She is stunned to be told they won’t allow a woman to run the home. She is shattered when two of the children are spirited away to a children’s home an expensive train ride away.

The hope and faith she’s held onto her entire life seem to be slipping away, and with it, Christina’s sense of self. What can she do if she’s not serving others? Does God have another plan for her? Will she listen long enough for it to be revealed? Will the man who threatened her past succeed in ruining her future?


I loved this book. The back flap summary didn’t do it justice. I thought it would be a bit boring, and was I ever glad I was wrong! Although this had several different themes going at the same time, I could easily see the big picture, and wow, I have to say, it was masterfully pieced together.

In many ways, it reminded me of a clock- all the different parts inside, working independently to support the main feature. It’s like that. Often, authors write these stories with many characters and none of it really makes sense- they don’t inter-tie, and then they don’t actually get resolved.

This left me feel really quite satisfied with the way the storyline was rolled out. Put this one on your reading list. You won’t be disappointed.

I give this 5 out of 5 stars. Don’t miss the trailer!


I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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