Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt
What if your old college roommate called to tell you about a book she just finished reading, saying it was the most beautiful thing she's ever read? There's one catch though. The book is about you, and the author is your college ex.
Clayton was heartbroken after his girlfriend, Eden left him to go to college. To help ease the pain of Eden's absence, Clayton's grandfather began exchanging letters with him in a simple mason jar. Later on, Clayton becomes a missionary and travels to Africa, but his mind is never far from Eden. During this time, Clayton continues to correspond to his grandfather through letters. Five years later, Clayton returns home to attend his grandfather's funeral, but finds himself asking questions about his first love. Little does he know, his answer is in the mason jar from so long ago.
"The Mason Jar" is a sweet love story that will tug at your heart strings. It is written more like a memoir, which I enjoyed very much! The story is written in kind of an old-fashioned type of way, which was refreshing from most books I have read lately!
I rate this book as 4 stars. I received this book for free from Litfuse in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.