I really enjoyed this book. I didn't know anything about it going in. I was expecting a fluffy beach read, but it was so much more. I highly recommend if you want something with a little more substance to read by the pool this summer.
This is a story about a single mother who flees an abusive relationship in Texas going to North Carolina where she spent time as a child. She struggles to make a new life for her and her children. When Iola Poole, whom she is renting a house from, dies she gets the job of cleaning and sorting through Ms. Poole's home. She finds prayer boxes and as she reads the prayers she learns about faith and surviving hard times. Great story and highly recommend this book.
The Prayer Box is the first book I have read by Lisa Wingate and I really liked it. I really like her unique writing style. I loved the location, the story, and the characters. I look forward to reading more by this author.
I did not want to put this book down! It is full of warmth, beauty, and love. Although sadness and heartache are also there, they do not win. Through the difficulties, the characters grow stronger. This is written with humor, and with delightfully vivid descriptions. I feel as if I've been to these places, and known these people. I identified with the emotions and felt as if I were part of the story; and I love a happy ending. Lisa Wingate writes beautifully.