Details

TitleThe Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1)
AuthorLisa Wingate
ISBN1414386885
ImprintLisa Wingate Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages400

Description

When Iola Anne Poole, an old timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola s rambling Victorian house.Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find than a temporary hiding place within Iola s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola s youth to her last days Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

Reviews

Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

I first gave the book 4.5 stars, but I realized how much I enjoyed the book as I was retelling the plot of the book to my mother It s just such a wonderful feel good book The kind that leaves you happy when you have finished reading it.The Prayer Box is the first book in the Carolina Heirlooms serie... (Sign in to see more)


Sarah

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

I am not free with five star reviews But when a novel leaves me teary eyed and feeling a step closer to heaven there is nothing to do but hurry out and tell the world HERE is a book worth your time I love stories that let me come along as characters who are at rock bottom slowly find their way back ... (Sign in to see more)


Jackie

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

Once again I find myself wishing for the ability to give a book half stars I would give this one 3 1 2 stars And once, again, I find myself a bit conflicted about a book While I really did enjoy reading this book, it wasn t isn t without its issues.I struggled with Tandi She was so spineless, and ye... (Sign in to see more)


Anna

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

Tandi Jo Reese, along with her two children, is fleeing from an abusive husband She is also breaking her drug addition, fostered by her husband She ends up in the Outer Banks, the one place of happy memories spent with her beloved grandfather When her elderly landlady, Iola Ann Poole, dies she agree... (Sign in to see more)


Miranda A. Uyeh

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

This book took some time for me to get into but once I did, it was amazing.Tandi was a wounded woman who had recently broken free to become independent At first I found myself upset with her because I expected from her as a mother But as the story went on, I discovered the root of her vulnerability... (Sign in to see more)


Virginia

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

THE PRAYER BOXBy Lisa WingateI will never be able to look at a cute little box again and think just cute In my mind and heart, it will hold precious memories Tandi Jo had been given just such a box when she was a young girl, but over the years it had been lost as she was tossed from family, to foste... (Sign in to see more)


Pamela

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

I put off writing this review for nearly a week Not because I couldn t think of anything to say Those who know me would never describe me as speechless I wasn t under time constraints or laboriously engaged Quite simply, Wingate s novel spoke to me on so many levels Frankly, I was overwhelmed, tryin... (Sign in to see more)


Serena Chase

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

The top three words that come to mind upon finishing this book Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful.OK, that was one word, but one so true about this story that it deserved to be repeated three times.With a gift for crafting a story that digs into how a person s past can shape their view of themselves... (Sign in to see more)


Denise Hershberger (100 Pages per Hour)

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

I really liked the last third of this book But it took me the first third to get into the story In all honesty I almost didn t read past 40% on my Kindle because I just wasn t engaged yet But thankfully I was interested enough in what would happen that I kept reading and discovered the beautiful end... (Sign in to see more)


Judy Collins

The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms #1) By Lisa Wingate

A beautifully poignant story THE PRAYER BOX by Lisa Wingate, with a past from one wrong man to another and a controlling one she managed to escape from, as she makes her way to the Outer Banks would recommend reading The Seaglass Sisters a novella , prior to The Prayer Box Tandi has no job a... (Sign in to see more)


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