What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she’s ever read? “But,” she said, “it’s about you.” The author is your college ex.
In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather’s desk—letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark debutante from Colorado. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she leaves, Clayton is left with unanswered questions.
Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to the loss of the young woman he once loved. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the broken Mason jar.
A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined.
Written for the bruised and broken, The Mason Jar is an inspirational romance that brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending that encourages us to love again and written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jarinterweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.
About The Author:
James Russell Lingerfelt is the author of "The Mason Jar" and writes articles for "The Huffington Post." James connects with readers at his blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective, and divides his time between Southern California and his family's ranch in Alabama.
I have not read a novel like The Mason Jar in a very long time. It is so powerful, eloquent, poetic and the vivid descriptions allowed me to feel like I was right within the story itself. I fell in love with the book from page one. I adored the relationship between Finn and his grandfather, and it was beautiful to watch it develop. It was an emotional read, but I am very glad I read it. It flowed nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed the plot lines that existed. A captivating read that will draw you in quickly and give you a feeling of completion when you finish reading it.
As many people in other reviews mentioned, The Mason Jar, was reminscent of the writing of prolific author, Nicholas Sparks, and would absolutely agree. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***