The past has a way of bringing healing to the present. Antique jars are hidden around an Amish farm filled with little slips of paper featuring thoughts, quotes, and prayers from an unknown author. Three young women each find a jar that takes her on a journey of personal reflection. When they discover the author, could these jars become a tool for restoring a family's faith?
All three titles from The Prayer Jar series are now available in a single volume.
The Hope Jar
Michelle Taylor is living a lie. She's not who her family in Lancaster County believes she is. The Lapps were searching for their long-lost granddaughter when they came across Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Michelle was once homeless and hopeless, now she has come to love her Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them.
When Michelle stumbles across a an old blue jar in a barn filled with slips of paper with anonymous thoughts, quotes, and prayers she finds it encouraging for her budding faith. At the same time, she feels convicted. How can she tell the truth without hurting those she has come to love?
The Forgiving Jar
Sara Murray had never met her mother's parents before. After her mother's death she was surprised to learn they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she finally makes the trip to meet them, she is even more surprised to find out someone else has been living with them pretending to be her. Sara doesn't understand how quick her grandparents are to forgive the imposter.
Sara is tired of having secrets and deceit follow her. Soon she meets Brad Fuller, who visits her grandparents during Christmas. She likes him, but even he seems guarded.
In her difficult times, Sara discovers an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?
The Healing Jar
Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties who still lives at home with her parents. She thought she missed out on love, until she meets Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. She quickly falls in love with both of them and accepts Jesse's marriage proposal. However, Jesse breaks off the engagement when he suddenly realizes that he can't marry only for convenience.
Resigned to the single life, Lenore applies her efforts to caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother's garden, she uncovers an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets as she reads the note contained inside?