The Prayer Box
By Lisa Wingate / Tyndale House
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 more 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.
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From the very first page until the very last, The Prayer Box sucked me in and would not let me go. Lisa’s writing style caused me to keep turning the pages as time drifted by unnoticed. Each time I opened the book I entered a different world far far away from my own. A world that became real to me and the characters were old friends that touched my heart. Examples of true humbleness were shown throughout the pages, along with God’s great healing.
There were parts in the story where my emotions became too strong to hold back, resulting in a waterfall of tears for those within the pages. There were also times when I wanted to shout, “NO, Tandi, don’t do it!” (Tandi is a character waiting for your arrival within the pages of The Prayer Box).
This story and Lisa’s writing has taken me on a journey I will not soon forget. This was an excellent book to read. I loved it!!! It has inspired me to start my own prayer box. I highly recommend this book, it has now become one of my favorites. Thank you, Lisa, for the most valuable treasure.