Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Jars

I got this book for free when I signed up to become a platinum member at Deseret Book (hey, for the amount of...time...yea, time! I spend there, it only seems worth it).  I had heard great things about it, from Glenn Beck in particular, and decided it would be a fun read.  Boy was I right.

This is a small book, but the story is captivating, heartwarming, and inspiring without being gag me with a straw sappy.  I loved how there was a plot with twists, characters with imperfections (because I really hate a perfect character, they just aren't real) and a heart warming message that would be easily achieved by all who read it, regardless of ANYTHING.  I was a little skeptical when I read that the main character's name is Hope, because that kind of sets the character up to be fabulous and perfect and sickening, but she isn't like that.  She is hard working, trying to make her way in the journalist industry, meets her trials head on, but still has her flaws, tough decisions and accountability for her actions.  

This probably took me an hour to read, maybe a little less, and with everything that is going on in the world, you really can afford an hour to feel like the world isn't all bad, to realize there are still good people, and remember that no good deed goes unrecognized. 

Go ahead, read it.  You won't be sorry.


Janyece said...

I'm excited to read this one. I also can't wait to read Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater.

Jason Wright said...

Thanks for your kind review! And I hope you like the Christmas Sweater as well. I had a little hand in that one :-)

Anonymous said...

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