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.andnbsp;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?
About The Author:
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.
I was introduced to the writing of Tricia Goyer a couple years ago and she is now one of my favorite authors. One of my favorite genres is Amish Fiction, so I was extremely excited to she her new book was based on Amish community living.
The book very genuinely shows the Amish lifestyle as it follows several intriguing and interesting characters. It covers topics like loss, romance, making memories and following not only our hearts but also what God wants for our lives.
With each page read, I have fallen in love with this new series and cannot wait for the next book. Book 2, The Promise Box will be releasing in May 2013 and Book 3, The Kissing Bridge will release in February 2014. She also have several other books being released over the next year, so keep your eye on this blog for more information.
The concept of a memory jar was fantastic and is something I would love to start with my girls (they are four and six years of age). It was heartbreaking, yet joyfull, to watch the journey that Sarah takes as she mourns the death of her best friend, Patty and ultimately gives her heart to the man God wants for her. It is very obvious Goyer has done a ton of research to write this book. From the very first pages you are drawn into West Kootanei, and into the lives of all the characters. It is by far my favorite from Tricia Goyer to date.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Memory Jar online here. It is also available through your favorite bookseller when it releases October 23, 2012
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Litfuse Publicity, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***