May 2, 2013

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers #1)

Title: The Memory Jar
Author: Tricia Goyer
ISBN: 9780310335108
Synopsis: 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.and be married. 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?

My Review: Just like with Tricia's other books that I have read she pulls you in from page one. Tricia has a way of making you feel as if you are a part of the story.  The whole idea of a memory jar is a nice thing and I think everyone should have one. I think this was a good way for Sarah to keep her friend's memories with her. I enjoyed watching Sarah and Jathan becoming friends and making plans for a bakery. It was kind of interesting to read about how all the young men come to Montana as a bachelor and go home with a bride.  I also think this book has many lessons in it. I am definately looking forward to the Promise Box. I give this book five stars. 

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