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The Forgiving Jar

(The Prayer Jars #2)

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What would happen if you found out someone has been impersonating you?

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
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Paperback, 515 pages
Expected publication: February 27th 2019 by Large Print Press
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Kelsie
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter is book two in her The Prayer Jars series. This Amish fiction novel is another in the genre by this author of multiple bestsellers. The novel is part of a series but the author has done a good job of making it a standalone, still there are a few places where a bit more background would have enhanced the story. However, this does not detract from the overall enjoyment of this excellent book.

Sara Murray has just learned that her deceased mother’s parents
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Gemma
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Armish / christian book I have read and i found it delightful. Although this was the second in a series I didn't I couldn't catch up with the plot. I will however read the next book! There is alot that can be taken from this book and alot of lovely verses and references. A real lesson in love and forgiveness. Well written and very enjoyable. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lilian
Nov 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Susan F
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this second book in the series. Sara is the featured character in the book as she comes to live with her Amish grandparents, Mary Ruth and Willis King. Michelle is questioning her future. Sara is living with challenges from her past. Both she and Michelle are searching in the mysterious jar with the messages of encouragement and Bible verses. Ezekiel and Brad are important characters in the story after being possible love interests for Michelle in the first book.
I like how the author
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Sandra
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read most of Wanda Brunstetter's books. I enjoyed The Prayer Jar, the first book in this series. Although each of these books can be read as a stand alone book, I think you will benefit from reading The Prayer Jar first. We are introduced to the same characters and we learn more about them in The Forgiving Jar, the second book. The grandparents, Willis and Mary Ruth King are just darling people. Both Michelle and Sara have had a difficult past, both are not sure about their future. The gi ...more
Jypsy
Jan 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The Forgiving Jar is a warm hearted lovely story. I did not read the first book in the series, but I had no trouble understanding this one. I like Amish set books, and this one is so good! You will love it if this is your type of book.
J.C.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
**I recieved a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I have recently developed a love for Amish fiction, and have spent many hours reading about the culture and its beliefs. Having said this, The Forgiving Jar, while pure and wholesome at its thematic core, unfortunately fell short to me everywhere else.

On the positive side, I did appreciate the heart behind the novel. I also have to put a disclaimer out that I did not read the first book in t
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Becca-Rae Weidel
I read the first book in the series (The Hope Jar) last year, and since then I've been highly anticipating reading this one. The story is incredibly easy to get sucked into, and the growth and healing the characters experience as they learn more about their Heavenly Father through little slips of paper in a jar. It's a unique story with quite the interesting plot. In the first book we met Michelle who ended up impersonating Mary Ruth and Willis's granddaughter Sara (long story, definitely read t ...more
Amy
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Forgiving Jar is the fabulous addition from Wanda Brunstetter’s The Prayer Jars series. I just loved this book and enjoyed catching up with the characters from the first book of the series. I highly recommend for readers to read The Hope Jar before starting this one. The is a perfect story for anyone struggling to forgive themselves or others. Mrs Brunstetter has the best books for faith and inspiration and this one is no exception.
The Forgiving Jar would be getting one hundred stars if it
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Becky Canfield
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in The Prayer Jars series. Sara is the main character in this book as well as characters in the previous book. Sara is struggling with Michelle who impersonated her for 4 months, as well as issues from her past. Michelle is struggling with trying to decide what her future may be. Both girls overcome some challenges as well as take on new challenges. There are many Bible verses referenced regarding forgiveness and I really enjoyed those. I really enjoyed this book and have ...more
Peggy Clayton
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just loved the cover of this book. Then I got to the plot of the book and it was so good. I really was glad that it picked up from book #1 and this one really had you hooked into the story. I really enjoy the stories that Wanda writes about the Amish. Wanda hit this one out of the park!
Patricia Wright
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I really loved this story. I couldn't put it down. Sara is mad at Michelle for pretending to be her and can't get past it. Then Sara herself tells a big lie and wants forgiveness. Sara learns that she and Michelle are more similar than she thought.
Dawn
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book #2 The Forgiving Jar continues the story or Sarah, her Grandparents and Michele. Sara is shocked to find Michele staying at her Grandparents house and has been forgiven by them. Sara has a hard time forgiving Michele and her mother for keeping a secret about have living grandparents. She must learn to forgive herself and those around her in order to do that. Will she be able to do this. You will have to read the book to find out. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I cried and ...more
Jackie Rogers
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is second book in the Forgiving jar. Loved the first one and this one just as much. Loved the family connections and the acts of forgiveness throughout. Thanks to Goodreads
Joan
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always Wanda Brunstetterwrote a fabulous spiritual romance. I previewed the first book and can’t wait for the third. The characters and wholesome values always keep me reading and my faith life renewed.

This Christmas I am getting a prayer jar. I can not wait to put scripture and insughtin it.
Patti
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Two of the Prayer Jar series was just as compelling as the first. We revisit both girls and their current lives as they make challenging decisions and try to make peace with their pasts. Both have deep issues that need to be resolved before strong faith can enter their hearts. Initially, both harbor feelings against the other, mistrust is a huge factor. It is a story of learning to forgive yourself as well as others and truly trusting in the Lord with all of your heart.
Wanda has written an
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Patsy Higgason
rated it it was amazing
Jan 18, 2019
JoAnn
Dec 18, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The Forgiving Jar is a very well written book. I enjoyed the plot and as always this author’s writing. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I received an arc from Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
Eleanor Andrews
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Sep 09, 2018
Kaye
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Mardell
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Shelly
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Nancy Larimer
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Forgiving Jar " by Wanda Brunstetter is an Amish fiction book. It is the second book in the Prayer Jars 'found out that her grandparents are Amish and live in PennsylvaniaAfter Sara Murray's Mother died she found out her grandparents are Amish and live in Pennsylvania. Her Mother left a note about her grandparents in her Bible. Sara went to visit her grandparents and realized how thankful she was to have their relationship. When she got to her grandparents place she found out Michelle Taylo ...more
Sunnie
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my fave Amish authors. The author's easy-reading style is great. I have read the majority of her books. I also read the previous book in this series. I love how the characters continue as does their story. I love the conflicts and the way things turned out.

The story was good, engaging and my favorite genre. Will continue reading books by this author. I recommend this book.

I received an ebook from NetGalley for my review. All thoughts are my own.
Jo Wilson
rated it it was amazing
Nov 25, 2018
Beverly Duell-Moore
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Dec 14, 2018
Paula
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Forgiving Jar was an enjoyable read, best read after the first book, The Hope Jar. As a stand alone book I still enjoyed the story. The main character, Sara had to learn about how to forgive others. It is a wonderful story, full of faith, and a good clean story line. Loved it!
Zac Weikal
rated it it was amazing
Jan 14, 2019
Anna
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Forgiving Jar

by Wanda E. Brunstetter is a new book released soon by Barbour Press. We are back in the existences of Michelle, Sara and the wonderful elderly couple in the person of Mary Ruth and Willis Lapp.

The couple if you remember the first book I previously treated and reviewed lost their daughter, and they learned this thanks to a letter sent by Sara, the daughter of their daughter, disappeared too many years ago without to let them know anymore what happened to her.
Sara after all has a
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Sherry Greene
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in The Prayer Jars series by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Sara, who has decided to move to be close to her grandparents, learns that her grandparents have asked Michelle, the girl we met in the first book who had impersonated Sara, to move in with them. Sara is very upset, suspecting that Michelle has an ulterior motive that her grandparents are not aware. She can’t imagine how her grandparents could forgive Michelle for her deceitfulness and lies.

Finding an old jar in the barn
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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, a
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