Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt REVIEW

The Mason Jar

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, named Savannah. 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.


This was such a sweet and one of a kind love stories with twists I hoped for and did not expect. Their young love ended under disputable reasons, leaving the one wondering why the estrangement. I love the story behind the mason jar between the grandson and grandfather especially. The plot is unique and different..yet the characters are realistic and relateable. 
It was sad when the grandson leaves for an honorable trip and comes back to bury his grandfather. But during this time the grandson searches for the answers for why Savannah left.  In the end, all the answers he needs are in the famous mason jar.

I highly recommend this book. It was a delightful read that I think would make for a great movie.

I received this book for review from LitFuse Publicity

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