What Once Was Lost is a sweet prairie historical. Im not sure I would necessarily classify it as romance, because there wasnt much of such added to this novel, but there was plenty of character discovery and growth.
I will say I was disappointed in the lack of romance across the whole of this book. Not because I can only read and enjoy a historical romance, but because I have come to expect it and felt the story was more single minded in the way of the struggles based around saving the poor farm.
However, that being said, the cast of characters are a good bunch. With four points of view throughout the story the reader has more than just the hero and heroines struggles to read about. It gives a broader depth to the story and I definitely appreciated that about it. Christine is a tenacious character. She doesnt give up easily, maybe even when she should. Levi is one of those characters that has a crusty and hard exterior, but a good and soft heart. I really loved him as the hero. Tommy is precious and Cora was probably my favorite in watching her learn to love the Lord and forgive her past.
Overall, a good story with good characters, but one Id have liked to have seen more romance between the main characters.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.