Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Litfuse Review: The Mason Jar by:James Russell Lingerfelt

 The Mason Jar
About the Book:
What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she’s ever read? “But,” she said, “it’s about you.” The author is your college ex.

In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather’s desk; letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark, debutante, named Savannah. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she leaves, Clayton is left with unanswered questions.

Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to the loss of the young woman he once loved. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the broken Mason jar.

A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her and a reunion they never imagined.


My Review:
 A young love that was lost under questionable circumstances. So questionable in fact that at least one side of the couple didn't understand the separation. Finn was heartbroken after Eden left him in college for an unknown reason. His grandfather used a unique way of exchanging letter in an old mason jar as a way to help him with the loss. Finn eventually becomes a missionary to Africa, but Eden is always on his mind.

 Eden all these years later still thinks about what could of been with Finn, but in doing so still feels like her breaking it off was for the best. With Finn's homecoming right around the corner she is feeling very apprehensive at the thought of coming into contact with this lost love. One day her former college roommate calls to inform her that Finn has been up to something unexpected and this fact alone makes Eden concentrate and think about Finn even more.

 Coming home Finn has been sent reeling after all the losses in his life, he feels empty, alone, and sad. One thing that Eden has come to realize is that she was young and stupid, she hopes to restore some feelings of friendship when she sees Finn again, but will he even allow her that?

 The Mason Jar feels like a story that has very old connotations to it but yet it's setting is modern day. The author give this story many unique twists you don't see very often.

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.