05 November 2012

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer, Book review & Giveaway

Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN-13: 978-0310335108


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:

'God has made you a unique design. Never forget that! Also know that God's made someone else to be your fit.'

I think I have just read my favourite book from all of Tricia Goyer's novels and that is not an easy admission as she writes always with her heart! 

'The Memory Jaris part of a series called 'Seven Brides For Seven Bachelors, and make no mistake, this is not 'one of those Amish stories yet again'! One distinction of Tricia Goyer's work is that everything she writes brings you something new to discover! The essence of a good writer?

Sarah lives in Montana and works amongst Englishers as well as Amish in the West Kootenai Kraft & Grocery. Due to a tragic accident she carries a heavy burden on her shoulders and her memories are safely tucked in a little jar...Her memory jar. 
An eventful mountain hiking trip reveals that shy Amish bachelor Jathan Scrock, is a friend she can trust and confided into. Both have unusual aspirations for their conservative community but their
dreams unites them in more ways than either ever hoped for.

When Jathan is called back to the family farm in Ohio he finds his responsibilities overwhelming and fears their goal an impossible dream. 

God however has many plans for each of them and trusting Him leads to marvelous surprises!

A beautiful story to remind you of childlike dreams and that when trusting your happiness in God's hands, the best is yet to come!

Amish Proverb:

'The grand essentials of happiness in this life is something to do, something to love and something to hope for.'

5 Stars! A book you will enjoy sharing with others! Christmas is not far...

For more reviews on this title visit LITFUSE website for schedule (see link below)


About the Author:

Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books including Beside Still Waters, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough.
She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003.
Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family.
Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions.

For more on this author including signing for her newsletter and MAKING YOUR OWN MEMORY JAR...
visit her website (here)

Celebrate with Tricia by entering her Amish Kindle Gift Pack Giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on November 7th. (And be sure to catch the fun video trailer or try your hand at one of the simple, keepsake crafts Tricia has put together on her website.)

One fortunate winners will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Custom-made Memory Jar Kindle Cover
  • Amish-made decorative items {Wall hanging, horse/buggy and Amish houses}
  • The Memory Jar {Be swept away by this captivating series.}
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 6th. Winner will be announced at the "Memory Jar Author Chat Party on 11/7. Connect with Tricia for an evening of book chat, Amish trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of The Memory Jar and join Tricia on the evening of the November 7th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 7th!

I received this book free from LITFUSE as part of their blogger review program.
I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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