Tuesday, December 6, 2016
70. The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
2013 Tyndale House
400 pgs. - read 125 pgs.
Started and gave up on the same day, Sat. 11/26/16
Goodreads rating: 4.1 - 6069 ratings
My rating: 1.5
Setting: Contemporary Cape Hatteras
First line/s: "When trouble blows in, my mind always reaches for a single, perfect day in Rodanthe."
My comments: I've listened to over 30% of this book and I can't get into it...perhaps because I can't stomach the protagonist or her choices? Or perhaps it goes waaaay too slowly. Not going to waste my time going any further...too many others waiting for me out there.
Goodreads synopsis: 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.