Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Memory Jar ~ Blog Tour

The Memory Jar
by Tricia Goyer
ISBN: 978-0310335108
$8.38 (paperback)
$4.99 (kindle)

About the Book:
Book One in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series

Every year, 30-40 young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive 'resident' status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Sarah Shelter has lived in West Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love. Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them. For just as long, she's also been carrying around her emotions instead of allowing them to penetrate deep into her heart. Now she's met a kind and gentle man who may be able to break down the wall. But can Sarah risk her heart to finally achieve her dreams?

My Thoughts:
This is a wonderful lighthearted read with a serious side to it. Does that make sense? 

Sarah has a dream ~ and only one person ever encouraged her to reach out for that dream & now she's gone. After the terrible death of her best friend Sarah withdraws from those around her and at 23 she's an old maid (almost). Her family is supportive but Sarah is afraid to let anyone to close. Then she meets Jathan and allows herself to dream. Jathan has a dream too but his family responsibilities and fear of disappointing his father and brother hold him back.

This book is wonderful and probably one of the few Amish Genre type books I can honestly say have a place on my bookshelf. I truly like Sarah - and I'd love to find a Jathan of my own. Tricia has written a couple that are "perfect" for each other. The scriptural side of the book is solidly based, you see both Sarah & Jathan learn to rely on God and in turn on each other. I can't wait to read the next book!
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Meet the Author:
Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including 
Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.

Be sure to read the reviews by other blog tour participants: The Memory Jar Book Tour

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of The Memory Jar to read & review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands. Copy was provided by LitfuseGroup.com

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