Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Mason Jar- Book Review


The Mason Jar 

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.
The Mason JarIn 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 from Colorado. 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.
Written for the bruised and broken, The Mason Jar is an inspirational romance that brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending that encourages us to love again and written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.
Find out more and purchase a copy at James’ website.


My Review:
The Mason Jar reads very much like a memoir and almost reminds of a Nicholas Sparks novel, which is a high compliment in my opinion because I like a lot of his books. This book doesn't disappoint, it's a love story that will have you turning at the pages to find out what happens next. This book is told by Eden who is reading about the book that Finn had written about their time together. What is interesting is how this book is told from Finn's perspective, which is unusual as he is the guy and it isn't told from a woman's perspective, despite that it is a love story. This book is a easy read and perfect for a fall weekend book to curl up and read. I especially enjoyed the advice from Finn's grandfather scattered throughout the book, which I think is advice we could all use in our daily lives. Check out this book, you won't be disappointed. I give this a 4.5


About the Author:
James Russell Lingerfelt is the author of "The Mason Jar" and writes articles for "The Huffington Post." James connects with readers at his blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective, and divides his time between Southern California and his family's ranch in Alabama.

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