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Court5 Stars Out Of 5Delightful surprisesNovember 16, 2019CourtThis is the first book I read by this author, and I am hooked on her writing. Tandi's struggles and hopes come to life in a poignant, realistic story that I was sad to see end. Tandi's personal journey was somewhat predictable, but the twists in Iola's story kept surprising me, especially one revelation at the very end of the book.
katieann5 Stars Out Of 5worth the readJuly 7, 2019katieannQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5a fantastic story of second chances, and sharing Gods love with others
Cricket5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing Book!April 23, 2019CricketQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It can be easy to shortchange how powerfully a novel can speak to our hearts, but over time I have discovered good novels, good fiction, often speak volumes that help me grow, inspire me, and touch my heart.
Reading Lisa Wingate's book, The Prayer Box, was my first introduction to this author. As her words began to weave together the story, I was caught up with not only the characters but the underlying themes as well.
The setting for the book is the Outer Banks of North Carolina and tells the story of Tandi Reese and her children who have recently moved from Texas. Her life has been upended in more than one way, but she is hoping to find enough work to afford the cottage she is renting from 91-year-old Iola Anne Poole.
The Prayer Box invites the reader to experience the faith and life of Iola along with Tandi as she discovers the prayers Iola has written for many years and tucked away in various prayer boxes. These prayers will reveal the untold stories of Iola's life, how she came to own the Victorian style house where she lives and also the cottage Tandi is renting.
Iola's prayers are laced with not only her untold story, but also powerful words that lead Tandi to a life she never believed possible
Patsy5 Stars Out Of 5PatsyOctober 23, 2018PatsyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wonderful writing, about imperfect people, finding redemption. I loved everything about this book. I couldn't get a thing done around the house because I couldn't put it down. Lisa Wingate is my favorite author right now.
Jolene5 Stars Out Of 5The Prayer BoxOctober 8, 2018JoleneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just when Tandi Jo Reese has found a safe place for herself and her children, her landlord, Iola Anne Poole, passes away. Desperate to find income and stay in the rental cottage, Tandi agrees to clean out Iola's home. To Tandi's surprise, she finds beautifully decorated prayer boxes that contain prayers and a life story. She finds unexpected connection with the author of the prayers and healing begins to take root. Read more in The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate.
Once again, my book club has introduced me to an amazing book that wasn't even on my radar. It's one of the best books I've read this year. The novel held my attention from the beginning, was well-written, and progressed at the perfect pace. I was intrigued by the prayer boxes and the characters pulled me in, making me wish they were real. Tandi's character development was phenomenal. I loved watching her grow, change, and open her heart to the right people. Prayer is a prominent theme in the novel, but there were other secondary themes about grace, empowerment, and helping others.
The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate is the first full-length novel in the Carolina Heirlooms series. It has a prequel novella, The Sea Glass Sisters, and a postlude novella, The Tidewater Sisters, which appears to continue Tandi's story. Neither of these are required to understand and enjoy The Prayer Box. I highly recommend The Prayer Box to anyone who enjoys inspirational fiction.