Monday, August 13, 2018

The Hope Jar By Wanda Brunstetter

A Brand-New Series from New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter.
What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day?
Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them.
Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle s budding faith but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?

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Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 90 books with more than 10 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:

My Thoughts...
The Prayer Jars is Brunstetter's new series. Oh and let me tell you it is going to be her best series to date I think.
The Hope Jar was my favorite of ALL of her books. It was not preachy and it was not about perfect Amish people.
It was so intriguing and characters  and plot   were spot on. You are going to read this one in one sitting. So don't worry  about cooking or cleaning once you start this book.
I look forward to the next book The Forgiving Jar in the series.
You are going to love the recipes in the m back of this book.
Give this 5 star book a whirl, you won't be sorry.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. If this was your favorite of all of her books then I know I have to read it.

  2. I want to read this one so bad after reading your review of it.

  3. If you says it's this good, then it will be read as soon as they send it. No going on the TBR pile for this one.

  4. Loved your review, I want to read this after reading it.

  5. I know this book is going to be good, the review sounds really interesting.Would love to read it.

  6. Gonna have to add this to my TBR list! Another great review!

    Kim Ann