The Forgiving Jar
Sara Murray had never met her mother’s parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can’t understand ...more
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I even cried at one point in the book. So you know it was a good one. I can't wait for the next book in this series. The Healing Jar will be just a good as the first two I bet.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend reading the series but The Forgiving Jar can be read as a stand alone.
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Sara Murray has just learned that her deceased mother’s parents ...more
This sweet, heartwarming novel set in a small community in Pennsylvania, will tug at your heartstrings. Two troubled young ladies with trust and other issues are shown love and forgiveness by an elderly Amish couple. I enjoyed learning about the Amish way of life, and watch ...more
I read The Hope Jar (first book in The Prayer Jars series), and I enjoyed it! So when I saw The Forgiving Jar on NetGalley, I knew I wanted to get it. And while it didn't exactly meet my expectations, I still think it has some good themes of forgiveness (of course hehe), love, and redemption.
What I Liked:
- Like I said, there are some great themes! I think the author did a good job in weaving them in.
- I liked the setting! I've always liked reading Amish stories, and the book definitely s ...more
The two feminine protagonists, Michelle and Sara, have lived prior to the opening pages of The Forgiving Jar lives vastly different from the Amish whose community they have now embedded themselves. They are lying, deceitful, spiteful, and a host of other unpleasant characteristics that r ...more
By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Forgiving Jar is book two by Wanda Brunstetter in her new series The Prayer Jars. I would suggest reading the first book, The Hope Jar, first . Love the story and the characters , both were well written. I did read The Hope Jar and was proud that The Forgiving Jar picks up where the first book left off. I could not put it down, I was not disappointed. The author writes of love, faith, forgiveness, and second chances. Sarah ...more
The Forgiving Jar would be getting one hundred stars if it ...more
I like how the author ...more
After the death of Rhoda, her mother, Sara Murray found a letter in Mom’s Bible that changed her life. The letter explained how her mother had been raised Amish. When Rhoda learned she was pregnant, she left ...more
Author: Wanda Brunstetter
Publisher: Shiloh Press
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
In the first novel, we meet a couple of female characters who have had tough lives. They live with broken hearts and dreams every day. One of them is named Michelle. Although she played herself off to a set of Amish grandparents as their long-lost granddaughter, she now returns to set the record straight. But will the woman who really is their granddaughter, S ...more
I just love her books and I look forward to her next book because she never disappoints!l
I love how she can make her characters feel like real life people do
I also enjoy her messages she puts throughout the book
For example here is one Therefore of any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold , all things are new."
I think Jesus meant for me to finish this book because this message was m ...more
The story continues to follow Michelle and Sara, who’s now returned to stay with her grandparents. Therefore, it would be quite helpful to read the books in order. Characters are realistic, though Sara does come across as a bit annoying at times with her tendency to hold on to her jealousy and anger. I enjoyed watching each girl go through struggles and insecurities on their w ...more
In the previous book, The Hope Jar, Sara has just learned about her Amish grandparents. In this one, she’s finally able to go visit and meet them only to discover that there’s another girl, Michelle, living as her! And, to make matters worse, the imposter Michelle has come clean about her deceit AND THE GRANDPARENTS FORGAVE HER. Starting in, Sara is a already upset that someone else has ...more
Focusing on forgiveness, this book is a great reminder that we all have done things we shouldn’t, and we all need forgiveness, both from God and people. As Sara experienced, when we withhold forgiveness from someone who is truly repentant we ...more
Relationships developed naturally throughout this book, with trust issues being a strong point. Patience and tolerance were i ...more
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, a ...more