The Prayer Jars

The Hope Jar (Book 1)

#1 ECPA Fiction Best-seller
What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day?

Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them.

Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith— but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?

The Forgiving Jar (Book 2)

#1 ECPA Fiction Bestseller

What would happen if you found out someone has been impersonating you?

Sara Murray had never met her mother’s parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter.

Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is so tired of it. Though soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents during Christmas. She likes him a lot, but even he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest.

Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the basement of her grandparents’ home 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 (Book 3)

ECPA Fiction Best-seller

What if you have waited to find love only to be rejected when it finally comes?

Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties living with grandparents to help out. She thought love had passed her by until she met Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. Lenore quickly falls in love with them both and accepts Jesse’s proposal of marriage, but Jesse breaks off their engagement when he realizes he can’t marry only for convenience.

Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden one day, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the notes contained inside?

The Prayer Jars Trilogy

The Prayer Jars Trilogy The Past Brings Healing to the Present
Antique jars hidden around an Amish farm are found filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author. Three young women each find a jar that takes her on a journey of personal reflection. When the author is revealed, can the jars become a tool to restore a family’s faith?

All three titles in bestselling The Prayer Jar series are now in one volume!

The Hope Jar
What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Michelle Taylor is not who her new family believes her to be, but how can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has come to truly love?

The Forgiving Jar
What would you do if you learned someone has been impersonating you? Sara Murray has to find out when she first meets her Amish grandparents and discovers someone else has been living with them and posing as Sara. Can Sara forgive the past and start to build new relationships?

The Healing
What if you waited to find love only to be rejected when it finally comes? Lenore Lapp is heartbroken when widowed father Jesse Smucker decides he can’t marry for convenience as he will always love his deceased wife. Will healing for Lenore’s heart be found buried in a jar in the garden?