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wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5GoodJune 26, 2020wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I usually enjoy Wanda Brunstetter books, as I did this one, but I did find it pretty 'predictible'. What I mean is that I could tell what was going to happen before I turned the page in so many instances in this book. The story is an inspirational one and Michelle seemed to have remorse for what she was doing, how she appeared to be turning her life around even while living a lie, so that was good. You will have to read the book to see if she did actually come clean and change her life, or not.
Lisa4 Stars Out Of 5Good ReadAugust 31, 2019LisaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I am a fan of Wanda Brunstetter's and have read many of her books. I liked the storyline and found the main character, Michelle, to be likable despite her deception. I immediately fell in love with the Lapps and wished that I had some dear Amish friends like them to visit though! I gave the book 4 stars because it's a sweet, clean read overall although it's a little slow initially when you start the book. The book does though pick up especially after halfway--the ending is a good cliffhanger. I also really liked the Bible verses in the prayer jars and how they focused Michelle on finding hope and strength in God.
Carol4 Stars Out Of 5The Hope JarJune 26, 2019CarolQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Enjoyed the book. There was a lot of different emotions from different aspects of those involved. Looking forward to reading the next story about the "jar".
Booklover104 Stars Out Of 5Can't wait to see what happens next!April 7, 2019Booklover10Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Hope Jar was defninitely a storyline that I did not expect. I didn't read the back of the book, so I came into the story not knowing what to expect. (I like to be suprised sometimes!) However, I like Wanda Brunstetter so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed in her book.
The story starts with Michelle in a rough situation. I like how abuse was talked about, but it could be a trigger for someone who has been abused. I liked how decisive Michelle became.
Michelle is mistaken for the granddaughter of an Amish couple. Instead of Michelle coming clean and telling them who she really was, she plays along for months. Well, that is, until the real granddaughter come along and Michelle is forced to come clean. But her heart longs for this family and to be loved. If only they could understand why she did what she did.
Michelle was a very well-developed character. She had her flaws, but readers just can't help but like her as the close the last page of the book. Maybe it's because there's a little of us all in her in some small way.
The start of this series is great and I can't wait to see where she goes next. The story definitely leaves the reader with a "well, what happens next?" kind of feeling!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Reck5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome SeriesMarch 1, 2019ReckQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is the first in the series and is so good. Kept me involved the whole time. I didn't want to put the book down. i am anxious to find out who wrote the prayers and put them in the jars. Of course I have my suspicions but I guess I have to wait until the 3rd book comes out. Excellent read.