Oh what a wonderful book, I literally flew thru this one. Vita has been hurt more than once and puts up walls so she will not get hurt again. When she discovers a painted tin box in an antique shop she actually finds something that will possibly change her life. During a thunderstorm, her computer takes her to a portal where she can view the past and learn what is really important in life.
Once again Penelope Stokes takes thoughts and feelings and weaves them into an unbelievable,believable story. If you go through this plot it in unbelievable but as you read you are drawn in so that you think of it as believable. I liked this book a lot.
This is the second novel by Penelope Stokes that I've read, and all I can say is that it definitely surpasses "The Memory Book". Her characters are still extremely well rounded and are definitely people you can relate to and empathize with...people you care about. As for the plot, it's somewhat more intricate than The Memory Book, but Stokes still blends past and present, drama and romance, and suspense, with the underlying question of faith and belief in God.
All in all, definitely worth reading. A real page turner!! I started it before work one day and ended up finishing it a day and a half later - only stopping to sleep and go to work. Very compelling. And definitely worth much more than the 5 stars I've given it.
Penelope Stokes' novels are so compelling that I'm nearly finished reading "The Wishing Jar" after one day!
This is a very different story. I read a lot but have never read a book even similar to this one. It keeps you interested, and charmed at the same time. A worthwhile read. You will not be disappointed.