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About the Book
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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 Eden. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she leaves, 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 the loss of the young woman he once loved. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the broken Mason jar: A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined.
When I first picked up The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt, I felt the premise held promise and looked forward to a captivating romance. However, by the end, the novel had fallen a bit flat for me. Conceptually, with the forgiveness, second chance at young love and Mason jar letters, The Mason Jar remained an intriguing and interesting novel page after page. Yet, to me, the writing seemed simplistic and lacked the descriptive detail I love in novels, while both main characters, Eden and Finn, did not feel entirely realistic, appearing at times too perfect, too selfless. Overall, it was not a book for me – but plenty of readers have loved it and written glowing reviews. Be sure to check out what other reviewers have to say here before deciding whether or not to read Lingerfelt’s The Mason Jar.
Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of The Mason Jar and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
About the Author
James Russell Lingerfelt is the author of The Mason Jar and writes articles for The Huffington Post. James connects with readers at his blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective, and divides his time between Southern California and his family's ranch in Alabama.