Monday, October 13, 2014

The Mason Jar Is A New Perspective On Romance

I think you will be surprised by the fact that this book filled with romance was written by a man. I was not expecting what I read at all, and it was a pleasant surprise. It's really interesting to hear a love story from a man's point of view. His style of writing is one I struggle with a bit, but as you get into the book it gets easier and you get used to it. James is a very descriptive writer and it is easy to see in your mind what he is describing, in fact at one point you can almost smell the lasagna!

I was disappointed that there was not direct reference to how God worked in the lives of the characters. God is mentioned and alluded to, but I was missing a deeper involvement there. However, it is a very captivating story and it will draw you in.

About 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 to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

Purchase a copy: HERE

About 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

I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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