Sara Murray is back in Strasburg with her grandparents for
only the second time in her life. When her mother passed
away, Sara learned that her mom had been Amish, left as a
young unwed mother and never looked back. She plans to stay,
find a job and get to know Willis and Mary Ruth Lapp, making
up for all the time she's missed with them.
But when Sara arrives, she finds Michelle Taylor, a young
woman who intercepted one of Sara's letters several months
back and pretended to be Sara, tricking the Lapps for
several months. When Michelle came back and apologized to
them, they forgave her and took her in like their own. Sara
sets out to discover the real reason Michelle came back. She
doesn't trust her and doesn't want to see her grandparents
hurt. In the process, Sara learns several things about
herself that aren't very pretty. She's become a very angry
young lady. Can Sara and Michelle coexist at her
grandparents' home and maintain civility that the Amish expect?
An antique canning jar that Sara finds in the basement has
many of the answers that she needs, as does a similar jar
that Michelle finds in the barn. When each girl learns about
the other jar, miracles begin the happen.
THE FORGIVING JAR is another inspirational story from Wanda
Brunstetter that will capture your heart from the beginning.
This is book two in her new series, The Prayer
Jars. Sara and Michelle are in a struggle with each
other, at least in their own minds, and you're not sure who
to root for or who to be upset with. Ms. Brunstetter
develops each character very slowly and methodically and
brings the story to a delightful conclusion. The supporting
characters help to move the storyline along and develop the
plot in a dramatic fashion. This is a story about deception,
guilt, and forgiveness. And without forgiveness, healing can
never come. If Christian inspirational fiction is your
genre, this one's definitely for you!
What would happen if you found out someone has been
Sara Murray had never met her motherâ€™s parents and was
surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish
living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the
trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has
been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara canâ€™t
understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to
forgive the imposter.
Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is so tired
of it. Though soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her
grandparents for during Christmas. She likes him a lot, but
even he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest.
Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn
that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to
forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?