Friday, October 26, 2012

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer - Litfuse Tour

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?

After Patty died, Sarah has withdrawn from her friends in the community.  She is much more at home in the kitchen, baking her cupcakes and coming up with new ideas.  She’s now almost twenty-four and her marriage prospects don’t look too good.  She spends her days in a nearby bakery and is trying to get out more when she isn’t working.
She’s been living in West Kootenai, Montana, for almost ten years now and every year, dozens of bachelors come to spend the hunting season there.  Most leave with brides and Sarah hopes that eventually, she’ll meet the one for her.   But it’s hard for Sarah to let anyone get close since she lost Patty.
Sarah has spent most of her life picking up small mementos from different events in her life, keeping them in her memory jar.  Each item in the jar represents something in her life, alone or with others.  When Jathan spends some time with Sarah, he is instantly attracted to her.
But Jathan has his own inner turmoil to weather.  Even though he would like to have his own business, a wife and kids someday, he knows it is his duty as the youngest son to support his parents.  When his dad has a stroke, Jathan will have to leave everything he holds dear, including Sarah, to take the reins of responsibility.  Will Sarah and Jathan lets God’s love and His path steer them back to one another?
The Memory Jar is a sweet story with God’s healing at the heart of it.  Jathan and Sarah are both well-developed characters and Tricia does another wonderful job of depicting the Amish way in her newest installment in Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors.  I read this book in one sitting – it captivated me and wouldn’t let me go.  I loved it!
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.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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!

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