Friday, July 13, 2018

Book Review: The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter

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The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars Book 1) by [Brunstetter, Wanda E.]

The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars Book 1) 

From Amazon:

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?

My thoughts:

Wanda Brunstetter has written a book that gave me a little anxiety. Yes, I'll just say it right now, The Hope Jar gave me anxiety. I had to take breaks and come back to it in a couple of hours or a few times I came back in a day.  I kept on reading though because I just had to find out how it would all end.  Good or bad. 

I loved how I felt I was right in the midst of Michele's life.  The surrounding descriptions had me right with her in the city, at the bus station, and on the Amish farm. Then her circumstances and choices made me want to advise her on what to do. 

It had a good ending but yet I was hoping for a more definite one.  A little too much was left up in the air.  

Anxiety and all it was a great book.  

I was given this book by Netgalley but was not required to give a positive review.   

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