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. 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?
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Title: The Memory Jar
Pub Date: November 01, 2012
Sarah Shelter has an unusual hobby. She collects small trinkets and mementos and stores them in her special memory jars. These collections remind her of special people and memories from the past.
Since the loss of her best friend in a tragic accident, Sarah has always had a difficult time developing new friendships. At times it seems her only joy is found in baking sweet treats, and she dreams of one day owning her own bakery. When a group of eligible bachelors arrive in town for their annual "hunting" season, Sarah can't help but wonder if her chance at romance has finally arrived. Only time will tell, and Sarah's journey is one of healing, growth and challenges.
Once again, Tricia Goyer has written a captivating story with a cast of characters that intrigue, entertain and enlighten the reader about life in an Amish community. For anyone who loves Amish fiction, they are sure to love The Memory Jar.
Disclosure: Ebook received Net Galley courtesy of Zondervan, in exchange for my honest review.