Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Mason Jar

The Mason Jar by James Russel Lingerfelt 

From the back cover:
What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she's ever read? "But," she said, "it's about you." The author is your college ex.
In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather's desk; letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark, debutante, named Savannah. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she vanishes, Clayton is left with unanswered questions. 
Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to Savannah's disappearance. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the missing Mason jar.
A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined.
The Mason Jar brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. Written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

My thoughts:
Terrible. Truly just awful.
Think that the back cover copy is written badly? The book is even worse. I couldn't bring myself to finish this one. Lots of punctuation errors and dialogue that was inane. Don't waste your time with this one.

As always, you can count on me for an honest opinion.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse.

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