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The Healing Jar

(The Prayer Jars #3)

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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 still living at home with her parents and grandparents. She thought love had passed her by until she meets Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. She quickly falls in love with them both and accepts Jesse's proposal of marria
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Shiloh Run Press
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Deanne Patterson
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deanne by: cnnamongirl@aol.com
If you've read any Amish fiction at all I'm sure you've heard of the author, Wanda Brunstetter.
She is one of the first authors to write the genre and an absolute go to author for me when she releases a new book. I've read almost all of her books and she is not slowing down at all. Her books get better and better with each one she releases!
This is the third and I do believe final book in the Prayer Jars series because it answers all the questions from the past books. If you do read th
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Jypsy
Jul 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
The Healing Jar is Amish fiction centered around faith and simplicity. I liked the story. I was happy and sad about certain things. While these stories are always uplifting, have to wonder if it's really real? Or, is it leading to a nonexistent concept we wish existed? Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Melissa
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wanda's books are alway's so well written! she never disappoint's! I always say a well writting book is always to short! I loved the story between Lenore and Jesse! I loved all the characters. loved the cover and the title to it
Lori
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
When Jesse and his young daughter move to their community, Lenore falls in love with the motherless child. She gets her chance at love, but will Jesse be able to move past his love for his first wife to give Cindy the mother she needs? Threads of the story focus on Sara's pursuit of finding her biological father and Michelle's move with husband Ezekiel to New York. I haven't read the earlier books in this series, but I feel certain they provide additional insights into the characters backstories ...more
Lori
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book in the series!! Oh my there is a lot of action in this story!!
And a lot of topy turvies too!!
I loved loved this book!!
Wanda is truly an amazing storyteller. When I read one of her books I was hooked!
I think the character I can most identify with is poor Michelle!!
I've been in her place but eveveryrhing does work out.
I also think that Trust is the main theme here. We need to trust God that He will work things out if it is His will.
I love the fact that
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Kristina
The Healing Jar is the third installment in The Prayer Jar series. You do need to read the books in order for the complete story. In this final book in the series, we get to know Lenore. Lenore is the local schoolteacher who dreams of having a happy marriage and a houseful of children. Unfortunately, the right man has not come along for Lenore. After Willis Lapp suffers a debilitating stroke, Lenore’s faith has weakened. She does not understand why bad things happen to good people like her grand ...more
Shirley Chapel
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Shirley by: Wanda Brunstetter
Lenore Lapp lives a busy life teaching at the local Amish School and living with her aging grandparents helping them keep house and running errands for them. Love seems to have passed her by until Handsome widower Jesse Smucker and his young daughter move to her community.
Michelle and her husband Ezekiel decide to buy a bee keeping supply business in New York. Michelle would rather stay near the people she has come to love and know as family but feels she should support her husband in his
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Jennie
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the trilogy and it was wonderful. Even though this book deals with Willis and his declining health, there are many happy occasions in the book. Sara who joined the Amish life after meeting her grandparents, discovers the identity of her father through a message found in the healing jar. Lenore moves in with her grandparents and finds love with Jesse whose wife died in childbirth.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in The Prayer Jars series, and although it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the full series in order as there is story and character development that occurs with all three of the books. The series centers around 3 young ladies that all call MaryRuth grandma, whether through blood or love.

Lenore Lapp is our main character in this series. She has moved in with her grandparents due to her grandfather's stroke. She is a teacher and is going to be te
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Kelsie Maxwell
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter is book three in her The Prayer Jars series. The novel is part of a series but the author has done a good job of making it a standalone, giving ample background on the characters and the story so far.

Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher. She’s single and lives with her grandparents. Jesse Smucker is an Amish widower with a six-month-old daughter, Cindy. He’s just moved to the area to get a fresh start, following the death of his wife, Esther, who died in ch
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Kristina
The Healing Jar is the third installment in The Prayer Jar series. You do need to read the books in order for the complete story. In this final book in the series, we get to know Lenore. Lenore is the local schoolteacher who dreams of having a happy marriage and a houseful of children. Unfortunately, the right man has not come along for Lenore. After Willis Lapp suffers a debilitating stroke, Lenore’s faith has weakened. She does not understand why bad things happen to good people like her grand ...more
Loraine
I am the first to admit that Amish fiction is not my favorite as so many of the books all sound the same. But Brunstetter has done a wonderful job of creating a series that has different twists from the normal Amish fiction. This last book was my favorite as she wound up several threads that had started in Book 1.

The growing relationship between Lenore and Jessie was nicely developed. Throw in Jesse's adorable baby daughter, Cindy, and you definitely have a story that captures your i
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Sheila Samuelson
Another great read by Wanda about Faith, Love, Family and Tragedy!! This book and series taught me that always keep good faith in good times and bad. As well as always believe in love and to keep your family close.

Wish this series would continue but glad all the loose ends with the characters were tied up and Lenore and Jesse found happieness in the end!!!
Lost Mermaid
I’m surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I’m truly a thriller/horror girl here but this was a nice change for me. I’ve not read this author before and would try another one by her if a change was needed. I really liked her style of writing.
Maureen Timerman
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I enjoyed this quick read, and loved that we are reunited and continue with the lives of the characters in the previous books, and conclude their stories.
This one is cousin Lenore, a young woman who care deeply for others, and especially her grandparents that she lives with and helps.
Throughout this story you wonder if Jesse will do right by Lenore, or will the new man in the community win her heart.
I loved how conclusions and updates were made in this story, surprises abound here,
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Beverly Duell-Moore
I laughed and cried through the whole book! It opens with Sara and Brad getting married. Michelle and Ezekiel have been married for a while Michelle longs for a bay and wonders why it hasn't happened yet. Lenore wonders if she will ever get married or spend her life single and teaching school.

Lenore moved in with her grandparents because Grandpa Lapp had a stroke. She was helping around the farm and helping to take care of her grandfather. He was unable to do any work around the farm
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Sarah
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A conclusion to The Prayer Jars trilogy, Wanda Brunstetter’s “The Healing Jar” neatly weaves together the characters and outcomes of the first two books while continuing and ultimately ending the saga. As such, it is best to read this series in order for a full understanding of the background and a richer reading experience. This is a good series for those who may be new to the Amish fiction genre because the Pennsylvania Dutch words are defined and described in context, but in such a way that i ...more
Joe-lisa Hernandez
The Healing Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter is the third book in the The Prayer Jar series. This book centers on Willis and Mary Ruth Lapp’s granddaughter, Lenore. An Amish schoolteacher, she has come to stay with Willis and Mary Ruth to help our around the house after Willis suffers a stroke. While other young women her age have married and are now raising families of their own, Lenore worries that she is well on her way to spinsterhood. That is, until she crosses paths with widower Jesse Schmucker, ...more
Karen
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Healing Verses
This is the third and final book of the series. I enjoyed reading all three books but I really loved The Healing Jar book the most. Each book in the series focuses on one character with all the same characters and new ones throughout all three books. The series should be read in order so to keep up with what is going on with all the characters. After Lenore Lapp’s grandfather suffered a stroke, she moves in to help her grandmother take care of her grandfather. Jesse Smucker i
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Mardell
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The long awaited conclusion to Wanda E. Brunstetter's series, The Prayer Jars, is here! The Healing Jar is Lenore's story. One day in the barn, she found the long hidden prayer jar, and found solace in the words tucked inside. The mystery of this jar and another, found on a shelf in the dark basement, piqued the interests first of Michelle, then Sara. Now Lenore sits in wonder at these words that seem to coincide with her own thoughts and feelings. At the discovery of a th
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Kathleen
THE HEALING JAR by Wanda E. Brunstetter is #3 in The Prayer Jars series and is a continuation of THE FORGIVING JAR #2 in the series. Although THE HEALING JAR can be read as a standalone, I recommend first reading THE HOPE JAR and THE FORGIVING JAR by Wanda E. Brunstetter.

This sweet, heartwarming novel set in a small community in Pennsylvania, will tug at your heartstrings. A young school teacher feels that she is destined to miss out on love and marriage. Sara longs to unlock a family secret.
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Keren Herrera-Lyles
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in the series of the Prayer Jar. Like always I loved the story and was not disappointed. Must be the favorite of the three, maybe because of questions finally answered. Yet I found it too hard to put it down with each page turned there was always a surprise. This is the story of the granddaughter of our sweet friends Willis and Mary Ruth Lapp. Daughter of their son. And even though it had a sad part in the story which I hoped it would of had a different outcome, it was full ...more
Shelly Itkin
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fans of Ms Brunstetter will really enjoy the third and final book in the Prayer Jar series.

Michelle, Lenore and Sara have all learned things by opening up and reading some of the scriptures from the jars. What they did not know is who was the person responsible for filling up these jars. That answer will be revealed in this final book. We will also learn some very interesting and important facts that will bring together some much-needed answers.

Best of all Lenore is reall
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Sherry Greene
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third in the series, the author gives us another wonderful book that you can’t put down. We once again see characters from the previous two books, Mary Ruth, Willis, Michelle, Sara, and this one centers on Lenore, who is helping her grandparents. She is teaching school and wondering she will every find love within the community since she is older than many of the Amish girls when they marry.

Newly widowed Jesse and his baby daughter, Cindy, move to the community. We follow the lives of all t
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Tena
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The Healing Jar” by Wanda Brunstetter is the third book in The Prayer Jar series. I enjoyed the first two books in the series but each book is a also a standalone. It is helpful to have read the first two books since many of the characters carryover but Brunstetter is a master of giving a short background on important characters. The Healing Jar is the story of Lenore Lapp, an Amish schoolteacher living with her grandparents after a her beloved grandfather suffers a stroke. One of the beauties ...more
Cat B The Reader
The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter was very well written. All the characters were very relatable and loveable, especially Lenore. It told a great story about love, healing and finally forgiveness. I do feel that the story started off slow until the middle of the book when everything started coming together quickly for all of the characters in the book. Other than that it was great read. I do recommend reading the other books in the series to grasp the whole concept of this story since it fl ...more
Andrea Byers
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lenore has moved in with her grandparents to help her grandparents Willis and Mary Ruth. She’s also preparing to start a new schoolyear as the teacher in their community. We see Ben and Sara, Ezekiel and Michelle as well as some other townspeople, including newcomer Jesse and his daughter Cindy. Healing is the topic of this book and deals with more than one person needing healing. Lovely story with likleable characters that grow close throughout the series. A very enjoyable series with this bein ...more
Tina
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have just finished reading Wanda Brunstetter's The Healing Jar. This is the 3 book in The Prayer Jars. I have loved each book I have read, but this one is filled with so many emotions, twists, and turns that will leave you gasping for breath. This has been the best series by Wanda that I have read over the past year and I am wanting more sorry to have it end. So mark this on your shelf and make sure you get your copy of this book and series you must read the first two books first.
Sharon Dean
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another special read by Ms. Wanda. I have enjoyed this set tremendously and Lenore's story was no exception. Reminding us that love is made for each of us and in God's time, we will find love. Jesse's story was so heartfelt and I'm so happy they both have their happy ending. Ms. Wanda always stops me in my tracks and gives me the reminder that I need, to follow my faith and keep my eyes on Him to direct my path.
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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabapt
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Other books in the series

The Prayer Jars (3 books)
  • The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars #1)
  • The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars #2)