Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Story Jar


GIVEAWAY

HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
HUNT, ANGELA E.
BEDFORD, DEBORAH
THE STORY JAR

While cleaning in a tiny old church, Beth Williams finds a gallon-sized mason jar filled with an odd assortment of items. "It's a story jar," explains Mrs. Halley, the newly widowed pastor's wife. "Every item in it represents a mother's story and a miracle of God."

Curious, Beth listens as the tale behind each object unfolds: a blue hair ribbon and the mother who faces her greatest fear...a silver ring and the woman who finally sees into her daughter's heart...a tiny, yellow sock and the adoption that tests a young mother's patience and faith.

In addition to three heart-wrenching, heart-warming novellas, The Story Jar features true-life tributes to their mothers from Jerry Jenkins, Francine Rivers, Debbie Macomber and others. This is a book that will lift your spirit and lead you to new faith in the Father as it honours mothers everywhere.

My Review:

A charming collection of powerful mother-love novellas.  These are stories as much about faith and trust in God as they are about motherhood. Three mothers face different life-changing challenges -- cancer, teenage rebellion and infertility. All heavy issues that could burden a reader however each author infuses such hope and spirituality into each story that I came away uplifted instead.  A compelling read that was over way too fast.

Added bonus: a variety of authors have written sweet tributes to their own mothers including Debbie Macomber, Francine Rivers, Lori Copeland, among others.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Story Jar please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 15 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

16 comments:

  1. Novella are fun to read. kamunden44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. I enjoy them too -- in moderation. :-) Good luck, Kim.

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  2. The Story Jar sounds like special collection! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  3. I enjoy these novellas. The Story Jar looks like it has a lot of very special stories.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. They packed a powerful punch, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  4. Can't go wrong with this set of authors! I love hopeful inspiring stories, these sound like they would be very satisfying reads. Thank you, Kav

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's an awesome collection. Good luck, Trixi.

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  5. The Story Jar sounds like a book not to missed. What a great trio of authors! Thank you for the giveaway, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  6. The Story Jar sounds like a sweet and touching collection of stories. What an interesting idea to fill a jar. Thanks for telling us about this collection...and your giveaway. Blessings!
    sheridastewart AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I love the jar idea. Easy to create one for your own family if you feel so inclined. Good luck, Sherida.

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  7. Being a mother and a fan of novellas, I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  8. This sounds like a fun one to read.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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  9. Thank you for your review. I would like to read this collection. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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