About the Book
Book Title: The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars, Book 1)
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Genre: Amish Fiction
Release date: August 7, 2018
A Brand-New Series from New York Times Best Selling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter.
What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day?
Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them.
Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith— but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?
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About the Author
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Make your own Prayer Jar!
Want to make your own prayer jar to pass along to future generations? CLICK HERE to download a printable template you can use to write your sentiments on. Simply cut out each strip of paper when you’re finished and put them in the jar of your choice.
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To celebrate her tour, Wanda is giving away a grand prize that includes a $25 Amazon Gift Card, jar-shaped notepad, and a copy of The Hope Jar (with an autographed book plate inside).
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d40a/the-hope-jar-celebration-tour-giveaway
Like all of Wanda Brunstetter’s books, The Hope Jar was another hit! The inspiration for the story is an actual jar kept by Wanda’s husband through the years which she shares about on her website. This simple jar made for a beautiful story of love and redemption.
Sara Murray’s family has passed away and she wishes to see the family that she’s never known. So she heads out to find them, only her car breaks down on the path and she is unable to make it to the bus. Later Sara gets the chance to visit her loved ones but in the meantime, fate intervenes.
Michelle Taylor has had a tough life and has no idea how to really escape it and find a better one. Fate comes in when Michelle steps off a bus and is immediately welcomed as the Granddaughter of the Lapps. Michelle knows it’s wrong not to speak up but right now she just needs to escape her life, the abuse she’s been through and find herself while she’s away. She knows she’ll have to return to it soon enough.
Michelle makes good friends in the Amish community as she learns their ways. She finds two jars hidden in the shadows of the home which bring her faith and hope that she’s never experienced before. The Hope Jars are enough to keep her going and finding her path again.
You’ll love the story this book shares as it truly speaks to your heart. The love Michelle finds as the truth becomes clear and revealed is as beautiful as the scene set around her story. This is one you do not want to miss!