December 8, 2010

Ladies Goodreads: Christmas Jars

Jason F. Wright
Goodreads rating: 3.86 of 5
We decided to read this book for Christmas because it's fairly short and has a good focus for which to keep our thoughts during this Christmas season.

Sypnopsis of the Book
Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others, more needy than me...

Her reporter's intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page.

Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the "Christmas Jars", glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. But along the way, Hope discovers much more than the origin of the jars. When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness, Hope's greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true.

Feel free to comment on things about this book when you've read it, like...
What was your favorite Christmas Jar story?
Do you feel that good deeds come full circle?
What are your thoughts and feelings about this book?

1 comment:

  1. I read Christmas Jars and the follow-up story called Christmas Jars Reunion. I found the first to be a quick and easy read, but lacked a bit more depth than I am used to. Perhaps because it is a quick read, it doesn't appeal to me in quite the same way as a thick novel in which the characters are more developed. Than again, one of my favorite books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is only a couple hundred pages and not only did it develop each of the characters fully, but was filled with humor, sadness, happiness and love. This to me, separates the great from all the medocrity out there. Nonetheless, it was a nice light and relaxing book to read if you're crunched on time.