I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this novel! It really touched me.
Often, as an editor, I do not have the chance to work on things I really
feel passionate about. It makes all the difference in the world when I
am enjoying the work I am editing. All I can say is that I was blown
away by this book! The Mason Jar is a must-read!
(award-winning author of Mail Order Bride and The American Heiress)
I read the book in one sitting. It read like one long beautiful poem. If
you are looking for a superficial Hollywood ending, this book is not for
you. However, if you want a realistic ending that will make you
appreciate what life is all about, then I urge to pick up a copy of The
Mason Jar. I applaud Mr. Lingerfelt loudly, for he has penned a very
well written book that I plan to read again and again.
(award-winning author of My Sister Is My Best Friend)
What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she’s ever read? “But,” she said, “it’s about you.” The author is your college ex.
In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather’s desk; letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark, debutante, named Savannah. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she vanishes, Clayton is left with unanswered questions.
Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to Savannah’s disappearance. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the missing Mason jar.
A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined.
Written for all audiences, The Mason Jar brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. Written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.
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It's official. The Mason Jar movie will begin pre-production in 2015 and is set to release in cinemas nationwide in 2016. I'll be updating my twitter and facebook as the time draws near. We'll be filming a lot in the southeast, so if you'd like to be in the film as an extra or serve as a volunteer, make sure to follow me on my social networks for updates.
The Mason Jar was released in early December. Nicole Weaver penned a great review on the novel in her blog, She Writes. A young couple wrote and said they will name their daughter Eden (from the story). A college student reported that The Mason Jar inspired her to reach out to her father whom she hadn’t spoken to in five years. Profits from the book sold at Pepperdine will fund student scholarships. And the major promotions of the book will not even begin until October 2012. So things are moving along and we're excited about it.
Two days ago, we met with Brad Cummings for final consultation. Brad is one of the collaborators behind the creation of William Young's The Shack. The Mason Jar is rising in popularity, and copies are ready for sale before Christmas. We're excited about the vast response from publishers, other authors, and film producers, and we are already discussing 2016.
George Lucas wrote that a book is never finished; it is only abandoned. After working on the novel for five years, and doing all we could with it, we hired Diana Bold to give the novel a final look-over and offer consultation. Two days later, when she read the grandfather's first letter following Savannah's disappearance, Ms. Bold said she sat the book down and cried. Then, she lifted the book and stayed awake until 3am to finish it. Given that Ms. Bold has edited over fifty novels, and has written award winning books herself, we are very excited about this project. Keep checking back here as the book is released, and William (our publicist), continues scheduling the 2012 tour.