Lost and Found Faith
Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date August 31, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Georgia Contemporary
Written for: Adults
A terrible tragedy nearly broke him.
Can love put him back together again?
Widowed history teacher Neil Hamilton has lost his way—at work, with people and even with his faith. But Neil's shut-down existence is disrupted when a small toddler and his would-be foster mother, vibrantly pretty Maggie Byrne, come crashing into Neil's yard and his life. Can this absentminded teacher find himself again…and take a chance on love, too?
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I love the way that Laurel Blount’s stories touch my heart!
Lost and Found Faith delves into matters of the heart such as grief, guilt, trust, and foster parenting with sensitivity and grace. Author Laurel Blount has mastered the delicate balance between serious, sweet, and at times, humorous. It was highly engaging, drawing me in from the very start.
Maggie’s frustration over not being able to bond with little Oliver was heart-wrenching. Her deep love for the hurting foster child was characteristic of this woman who had gone through so much hurt yet poured herself into serving others with everything in her. Amazingly, with great joy!
Poor Neil! His grief and guilt over the death of his wife caused him to withdraw into a shell. And because God allowed the perfect storm that caused it, Neil turned his back on God as well. The events and the things he heard that had caused his heart to thaw were so moving. I loved that the sweet messages shared with the pre-school children at VBS were among those things! You’ll need to be sure to read about the tie-in with the jungle theme. And especially the flashlight!
Often, when a romance involves children, it seems like the kids are just cute little props. Wait! I’m not complaining – I almost always fall in love with the little ones. But Oliver was far more than a prop, and the circumstances of his past that had led to this toddler being in foster care had scarred him and made him fearful of Maggie. I would love to have gotten into his brain to see why he trusted Neil. My heart went out to him and I wanted so much to hold him and love on him!
If you enjoy romance with a strong message of faith, you’ll want to be sure to add Lost and Found Faith to your library!