The Forgiving Jar by Wanda Brunstetter

The Forgiving Jar


My Rating 4.00 stars 

  • File Size: 1059 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Shiloh Run Press (February 1, 2019)
  • Publication Date: February 5, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English


What would happen if you found out someone has been impersonating you?

Sara Murray had never met her mother’s parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter.

Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is so tired of it. Though soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents during Christmas. She likes him a lot, but even he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest.

Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the basement of her grandparents’ home that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?


The story continues with Sarah Murray. This time, she comes to Lancaster after losing her job, in hopes of staying with her newly discovered Amish Grandparents. But when she arrives, her impersonater Michelle has been living there for a while, and even staying in her mom’s old room! It’s time for another battle between Michelle and Sara!

This is a sweet Amish story, except for the two Englishers, Sara and Michelle. For me, these two adults act plain out childish! There ‘thoughts’ are especially childish and they should both be ashamed! Though I can see Sara’s point, Michelle was munching off Sara’s grandparents a little too much. But the grandparents are the ones who invited Michelle to stay!

As always, in her trademark stylish way, author Wanda Brunstetter gives readers another amazing Amish story to enjoy. The story gets a little boring sometimes, but especially half way through, it comes to life in a new way! And the main issue, forgiveness was weaved together  throughout the story. If you enjoy Amish, here is another winner from this very special Amish Author!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.”




New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nation’s most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards. Her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life and are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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