The Prayer Box

The Prayer Box

Book - 2013
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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 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.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., c2013
ISBN: 9781414386881
Characteristics: xi, 386 p. ;,22 cm


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Aug 16, 2018

Agree with comment that this could have been a great story. It is very Harlequinn romance like and plot is as thin as it comes. Not something I could recommend to serious readers.

Mar 07, 2018

I really liked this book. Forgiveness and generosity never go out of style.

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.

Dec 06, 2016

I enjoyed this book very much

May 06, 2016

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

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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