Lost and Found Faith by Laurel Blount – Book Review

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Lost and Found Faith by Laurel Blount – Book Review

Lost and Found Faith

by Laurel Blount


Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date August 31, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Georgia Contemporary
Written for: Adults
Pages: 368

Synopsis:

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?

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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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!

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About Laurel Blount

Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!
HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.
Whenever she’s not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at laurelblountwrites@gmail.com or visit her website: www.laurelblountbooks.com and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!

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