Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Memory Jar
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?
Loved this book! Such a great story about falling in love. Sarah is interested in one of the bachelors and one of them is interested in her, however, they're not one and the same.
On a hike to the top of a mountain Sarah hurts her ankle, while the others make their way to the top she stays put. When the others don't come back she tries to find her way to the path leading down and gets lost. Jathan leaves the group and sets out to find her. They end up having to stay the night on the mountain and things change for Sarah.
Before they can spend much time together Jathan is called home on an emergency. Sarah is devastated. I won't give the rest away but The Memory Jar is such a sweet story of healing, falling in love, and fulfilling dreams. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.