Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Memory Jar {Book Review}


The Memory Jar~Tricia Goyer

About The Memory Jar:

Book One in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series

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?

My Thoughts

Sometimes our memories hold us captive and prevent us from moving on. We tuck our memories away and never share them with anyone when some thing so sad happens. This happened to Sarah when she lost her best friend Patty in a downing accident.

I just loved The Memory Jar. It is a beautiful story of loss, friendship and God’s healing love. I loved the way this book is written with Sarah sharing her memories of her friend Patty through the items in her memory jars where she has kept special mementos since she was a young girl. I loved Sarah and Jathan’s characters. They were well developed and authentic.

This story reminds us how important our memories are and more importantly to share them with others to keep them (the memories and our relationships) alive.

I love Tricia’s stories and I really loved that some of the characters from her Big Sky series make an appearance in this story!

Be sure to stop by the Litfuse website to read more reviews of The Memory Jar here.

Meet Tricia

TGoyer-60Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

Find out more about Tricia at


Celebrate with Tricia by entering her Amish Kindle Gift Pack Giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on November 7th. (And be sure to catch the fun video trailer or try your hand at one of the simple, keepsake crafts Tricia has put together on her website.)


One fortunate winners will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Custom-made Memory Jar Kindle Cover
  • Amish-made decorative items {Wall hanging, horse/buggy and Amish houses}
  • The Memory Jar {Be swept away by this captivating series.}
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 6th. Winner will be announced at the ”Memory Jar Author Chat Party on 11/7. Connect with Tricia for an evening of book chat, Amish trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of The Memory Jar and join Tricia on the evening of the November 7th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 7th!

disclosure: I received a copy of The Memory Jar as a member from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.


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