Friday, October 19, 2012

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer Book Review/Blog Tour

About The Memory Jar:

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 in 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:

This novel started off with the death of Sarah's best friend Patty in an accident that Sarah watched happen right before her eyes. It causes her to close herself off from everyone and it especially seems to make her shut down where finding a husband is involved. That all changes when she meets Jathan. I loved watching their story unfold and kept wondering as obstacles got in their way how things might turn out in the end for them. I thought this was a unique novel in the Amish genre and I really enjoyed reading something different. Sarah's habit of picking up little things and putting them into her jar to have memories of special days made me wish I had thought of something that cool when I was younger. Oh, the things I would have saved. I may start my own memory jar! It's just such a clever idea. Anyway, I really enjoyed the book and that it wasn't all roses. We see Sarah struggle with her grief over losing Patty, we also see that her relationship with Jathan although strong from the beginning suffer a few set backs. I was rooting for the two of them throughout the story and couldn't wait to see what would become of them at the end. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction or a good love story!

Meet Tricia: 

Tricia Goyer is the award-winning author of over 30 books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir Like Blue 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 FamilyLife.

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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!

*Disclosure- I received a copy of The Memory Jar for the purpose of rendering this review. I was not compensated and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

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