The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt, #3 review

Publication date: 9 September 2011

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.

Written for the bruised and broken, The Mason Jar is an inspirational epic, romance, tragedy which brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending and written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves 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.

@jrlingerfelt on instagram, the author himself gifted me an e-book of this book. Thank you.

He said that readers of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy the book. Indeed I did! When i received the copy of the book, I dived right into it! There are endless quotes and verses that are stuck in my mind now. This book was one of the books that I didn’t know I needed to read until I read it. I was going through the phrase of “What IS love”, Grandfather really helped me, as I believed be had helped many others before with his letters.

“Feelings can erupt quickly and scare us. Yet they thrill and dare us to grab on tight. It’s an edge where life and death seem separated by a thin line. We know that if we love and live, then we can walk, run, and fly. But if we love and lose, we fall and wonder if crawling will ever be possible again.”

I would highly recommend this book to ALL the heartthrobs out there. When I read it, I was very curious, why had I not heard of this book before? I think that the main reason is that the book cover was quite plain looking. We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in this modern-instagram-society, we eat with our eyes. If you were to republish another edition of this magnificent tale, please have a better looking cover❤️ Thank you for giving me the chance to read your book.

By elysianbooksish

The Bookish Faerie who loves to read and write, and bake too

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