Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Lost and Found Faith


"There was a kid in his yard."

Lost and Found Faith is the gentle story of a broken man, an insecure woman and a little foster boy. Neil Hamilton, high school History teacher, wasn't good with little kids. Yet he found a little boy in his yard one morning. Having climbed a wall and fallen, Oliver clung to Neil when Maggie came looking for him.

Maggie Byrne had been in foster homes. She knew the pain and heartache that being abandoned left. She was determined to foster Oliver and eventually adopt him. The trouble was, Oliver couldn't seem to bond with Maggie. 

When Neil's wife died, he lost all interest in living. Going day by day, just doing the job. He became known as the "Iceman" at school. When Oliver seemed to connect with Neil, Maggie came up with a plan. She was going to need his help. 

Laurel Blount has woven such a beautiful, tender story. Her characters were well developed and engaging. Her word pictures brought each character to life. It was heartwarming watching Neil grow, learning to love God again.  And in the process, allowed Maggie and Neil to find love.

This was a wonderful story that I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend it. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are my honest opinion.


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sounds like a good story. My niece and her husband are foster parents now.