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Summary

Hope Jensen is a young, single woman and an aspiring newspaper writer, and when she receives a much-needed but anonymous Christmas gift, she's determined to find her benefactor. That search leads her to an unusual family with a longstanding Christmas tradition. Sensing a front-page feature article, Hope desperately wants to publish their story, but doing so would be a breach of trust. What she decides to do will change her life forever.

Destined to become a classic Christmas tale, Christmas Jars is a heartwarming story that will restore your faith in mankind and make you want to start your own Christmas Jar tradition.

©2005 Jason F. Wright (P)2006 Shadow Mountain

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"Beautifully written. I believe the Christmas Jars tradition will change lives." (Richard Paul Evans, New York Times bestselling author)
"This inspirational Christmas novella will engage readers' hearts."--Publishers Weekly
"Just like It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Jars is American storytelling at its best. Jason Wright has written the next Christmas classic."--Glenn Beck

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Inspiring made me cry

Loved this story made me cry whilst driving home. Recommend it to all and merry Christmas enjoy as much as I did

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  • Debi Jackson
  • 15-11-19

Christmas Jar Joy

This book and its messages have filled my heart to overflowing.! Merry Christmas all year long!

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  • Kula
  • 25-12-15

Loved it.

Saw a reference to this book online and decided to give it a try. It is an easy listen with likeable characters and a sweet story. I appreciated the absence of a love story; it was a nice change. I listened to the sequel immediately after finishing this one.

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  • Brenda Irene DiBiase
  • 18-12-15

I was moved to tears more than once

Where does Christmas Jars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the most beautifully crafted stories I have ever heard. I drive an hour to and from work every day listening to audiobooks as I go. Christmas Jars was such a good book that I found myself hoping I'd get stuck in traffic so that I could keep listening. I was pulled into the lives of all of the characters and found myself wanting to start my own Christmas Jar. On more than one occasion I found myself sobbing at various parts of the story. I believe everyone should hear this remarkable tale. This book captures the true spirit of Christmas, forgiveness, and all of the magic it holds!

Who was your favorite character and why?

There is no way I could pick a favorite character. They were all amazing.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is at the end. There is a special twist in the last few chapters that brings this book to a mighty finish.

If you could take any character from Christmas Jars out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Mr. Maxwell out. This man had the biggest heart and spirit of all. He was a comedian too.

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  • Annaka
  • 13-12-20

very boring!

struggling to even finish this book! I'm surprised at the high reviews! I wish I wouldn't have purchased it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-20

THANKS 2 G-MA ALLOP FOR THE BOOK ,JOSIE 4 SHAREING

LOVED IT, POINT TAKEN, WILL PASS IT ON, PEACE OUT, BEHOTCHES!😁✌️😍 💰(Peace, Love & Spare Change). EVERYONE NEEDS THESE!

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  • Molly
  • 14-02-20

helping others

what a wonderful story and would be a fun thing to do and help others.

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  • Dana Reynolds
  • 29-12-19

Sappy and predictable

I'm not sure what audience would enjoy this story. It's too sappy and predictable for adults, yet too long for children. It's sort of a Bible-school/Hallmark hybrid, and it's really not even that Christmasy.

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  • Swoop
  • 22-12-19

Not for me

a bit too "religious" for me and got very boring very quickly. I stopped listening before the end

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  • Penny Lambert
  • 19-12-19

Excellent Ending

While the writing is a little clumsy & the narrator is inexperienced, the story is uplifting. However, the Maxwell family is a little too perfect & like too much sugar, this lets the story down a little.

The ending is excellent. Somehow, the writing improves as does the narration which loses the clumsiness & becomes very smooth.

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  • Donna Brown
  • 15-12-19

Beautiful

I love these stories!! They remind me of what I already know AND, need to share!