Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer (Review)

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?

I GIVE THIS BOOK:1 star1 star1 star1 star

I loved coming back to West Kootenai! I don't read a lot of Amish fiction, as I usually don't enjoy them that much, but I really enjoyed this one! The the way that Tricia writes about the Amish is different than all the other ones I have read, partly because the books are set in Montana and partly because the Amish are more integrated with the Englisch (non-Amish) - which is wonderful.

Sarah was in Goyer's previous series, the Big Sky series, and I enjoyed learning more about Sarah and her family. Jathan was a great character as well and so unlike most Amish men. I really liked the flashback scenes from Sarah's childhood, especially the way they would explain why she has a certain item in her memory jar.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, and would recommend this book to fans of Amish fiction. 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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Make your own Memory Jar and other crafts.


Tricia 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 http://triciagoyer.com.

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 winner 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!)


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