Saturday, October 27, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway Info: The Memory Jar

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
There were a lot of things I liked about this book, especially the characters.  Sarah Shelter is a strong Christian woman, but bit rebellious in the traditional Amish ways.  She does things as she truly believes they should be done, and not just because others tell her that is the way it ought to be.  I enjoyed watching her grow and seeing her relationship blossom as well.  I also liked the consistency in the West Kootenai characters that the author carried over from her other books.

The Memory Jar is an easy read, but there are times the plot slows down a bit.  This is not necessarily a bad thing. It allowed me to put the book down and get some sleep, yet the plot picked back up quickly enough that it kept me from getting bored.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance stories, and there are definitely some romantic gestures in this story, as well as anyone who likes Amish fiction.  

About 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

About the giveaway

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

Enter Today - 10/16-11/7!
The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer

One fortunate winner 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.}

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!

Thank you to Litfuse for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for this review.  As always, my opinion is my own. 

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