This is the third and final installment in the Prayer Jar series and a wonderful ending. Although, I love the characters so much I hope the author will consider another sequence later on. I really enjoyed getting to know each one, more in-depth with each story. Although wanting to get married and have children, Lenore Lapp has resigned herself to staying single and taking care of her aging grandparents. She even prays for God to remove the desire from her heart if it’s not to be. Besides teaching in an Amish school, she does chores to help her grandparents. Gardening, cooking, cleaning, and even doing some of the barn chores since her grandfather is not able due to his bad health.
Jesse Smucker has moved to the area with his six month old daughter, Cindy. He needs new surroundings after losing his wife in childbirth. The pain is still raw but he must push on for his daughter’s sake. He’s working in his uncle’s furniture shop and needs someone to watch his daughter. His wife’s elderly great aunt is watching Cindy at present but lives so far away and also has a full time job keeping her. He wants to ease her burden. When he meets Lenore he asks her if she would be willing to keep her, at least until school starts. So she agrees.
Little Cindy becomes very attached to Lenore and Lenore’s grandparents enjoy having her around. So what will happen when Lenore begins her teaching job once again?
Both the cousins, Lenore and Sara and Michelle the “adopted” granddaughter all have found and read notes and scriptures in the two “prayer” jars. They believe their grandmother must have written them. But when Lenore is weeding the garden she unearths another jar. All three girls go to the grandmother with the jars and she reveals a surprise none of them knew.
Such a great series that I throughly enjoyed and hated to see it end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.