Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: The Memory Jar by:Tricia Goyer

About the Book:
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?

About the Author:
In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at

My Review:
 Living in Montana as beautiful and breathe taking as it may be does not replace the fact that Sarah Shelter sometimes feels that the Lord has looked over her when it comes to sending a future husband her way. Michael seemed the likely candidate until tragedy struck the lives and hearts of the town of West Kootenai when Sarah's best friend was taken from her so suddenly. Things get shuffled after something like that happens to you and something like finding a mate seems not so important as it once was.

 Sarah has always saved her memories or any tangible items she could take away from different happenings in her life and placed them in a Memory Jar so she could cherish them longer. As if the memories sometimes bore deep into her soul things seem to change when one of the men that comes to their town for hunting season makes an appearance... Jathan Schrock. Jathan couldn't get Sarah out of his mind. He already found out alot about her and her family in the short time he had been there. But couldn't help but notice that she had a sadness in her eyes, a sadness that he couldn't recollect hearing anything about.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review by the author.