The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt

Book ReviewThe Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt was a sweet book.  This is a book that I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it but I have to say it was a sweet story.  This one was different for me to read because it is basically told from the male point of view and that is a nice change from the books I usually read.  This author has an amazing way of writing.  I can’t put my finger on what I loved so much about it but I didn’t want to put the book down and I was sad when it was over.  There are very few books that I would read over again and this is one of them.  If you are looking for a sweet story make sure you check this one out.

The Mason JarAbout The Book

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 from Colorado. 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 romance that brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending that encourages us to love again 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 toDances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

James Russell LingerfeltAbout The Author

James Russell Lingerfelt is the author of The Mason Jar and writes articles for The Huffington Post. James connects with readers at his blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective, and divides his time between Southern California and his family’s ranch in Alabama.

Find James online: website, Facebook, Twitter

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Margaret Tidwell

I am a 33-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge bookworm, and I have been doing book reviews for years now. I even blog about adoption, Multiple Sclerosis, and things that go on in my life.

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  1. Jenn Erin says:

    This is going to such a sweet touching story for me. I love the use of the mason jar – it’s perfect too since mason jars are popular drinkwares these days!

  2. Sounds like a neat book. I think that is a great idea, leaving notes in a mason jar! How sweet! I like writing notes for my husband and girls.

  3. This sounds like a really neat premise for a book.

  4. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I think I would love this book. Thank you for sharing

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