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It was a beautiful clear night, but even as the stars twinkled above, they shone in stark contrast to the mood inside Ezekiel King’s truck.
The Forgiving Jar is the second book in Wanda E Brunstetter’s Prayer Jars series. It releases in just a few days on Feburary 1, 2019 but I was fortunate enough to read an early copy. I will be sharing my full review very shortly, but for now I will simply say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it! 🙂
About the Book:
What would happen if you found out someone has been impersonating you?
Sara Murray had never met her mother’s parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter.
Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is so tired of it. Though soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents for during Christmas. She likes him a lot, but even he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest.
Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?
This is Book 2 in the brand-new series, The Prayer Jars, from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.
Book 1 — The Hope Jar (August 2018)
Book 3 — The Healing Jar (August 2019)
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.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.
Now it’s your turn!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.
I shared the first couple of lines from Melanie Dickerson’s 9th book for her Hagenheim series “The Warrior Maiden” on my blog. I enjoyed reading that book and will be reviewing it soon.
Here, though, I will be sharing the first few lines from my current read “Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth.
“Hushflowers always bloomed when the night was longest. The whole city celebrated the day the bundle of petals peeled apart into rich red – partly because hushflowers were their nation’s lifeblood, and partly, Akos thought, to keep them all from going crazy in the cold.”
Carve the Mark has long been on my TBR and I’m happy that I finally get to read it. I’m enjoying it so far, and I hope you enjoyed those lines as well.
May your weekend be filled with great books! 😀
I’ve debated on reading that one myself. I’m curious to see your review when you’re done 🙂
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Yesterday’s Promises” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:
“Danica Callaghan sank down on the lowest of the wide, built-in, carpeted risers and surveyed her handiwork.”
Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Sounds like a good story to enjoy!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks you too!
I love the red barn and clothes on the line. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Happy Friday! On my blog, I am featuring a book by J. Stephen Lang, The Christian History Devotional. Here, will share a couple lines from the chapter I’m currently on. “1731: One of the world’s most famous books happens to be a Christian book, though most people think of it as an adventure story. It is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, published in 1719.” I wish you a wonderful weekend.
I haven’t heard of it before but it looks really interesting!
Happy Friday! My first lines come from The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson:
“Galloping her horse past the big oak tree, Mulan pulled the bowstring taut. She aimed at the knothole with one eye closed and sent the arrow flying toward the target.”
I just got done reading this one not long ago. My review will be up this weekend. Thank you for featuring it. I’m featuring Emma Rous’ The Au Pair if you’d like to stop by! I’m also a blog follower/subscriber.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll check it out 🙂
I will be reading this soon! Love the cover. Happy reading Becca!
I think you’ll enjoy it! Happy reading to you too!
Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first lines from One Mind’s Eye by Kathy Tyers today, here are the lines that follow:
“Llyn Torfinn stood at an i-net station, listening nervously, clasping her thin left arm with her right hand. Not much muscle padded the bones.”
Hope you have a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a good weekend too! 🙂
I got sidetracked yesterday and just now getting to blogs. 🙂 Your first line is a good one and while I haven’t read any of her books, this one looks really interesting to me. Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get the chance to read it 🙂