The Prayer Box

The Prayer Box

eBook - 2013
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ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist! 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, 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.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2013.
[United States] : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2013.
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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AnneCarolineDrake
Nov 16, 2017

Bad execution of a brilliant story idea. Epic failure to capture the magic of Hatteras Island. This books is a far cry from Nicholas Sparks' Nights in Rodanthe.

I cannot fathom how this book made the list of the 101 best romance novels of the past 10 years. Pat Conroy, Dorthea Benton Frank, and Elin Hilderbrand eloquently and passionately write beach books.

Although the author visited Hatteras Island, she failed miserably in assimilating the culture. This book could have and should have been written about a struggling small town in the author's native Texas. It would have made for a wonderful, inspiring Hallmark movie.

The plot was clunky. The story arcs were poorly delivered.

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1ss
Dec 06, 2016

I enjoyed this book very much

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BookReadingJunkie
May 06, 2016

Very interesting story, I really enjoyed it!
I would recommend this book!

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KGerryH
May 22, 2014

I really enjoyed the book. There were enough story lines and twists to keep it interesting, and most of the characters had some depth so you could relate to them. I'm looking forward to the prequel!

mrsgail5756 Nov 17, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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