The Prayer Box
I couldn't believe my luck when they put The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate up for free for a limited time in the Kindle store! I grabbed it immediately and started reading it right away. I'd wanted to read it, but hadn't gotten around to purchasing it yet. The Prayer Box follows the story of Tandi Jo, a woman on the run with her children from an abusive husband. She takes refuge in the luscious setting of Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Her life becomes intertwined with elderly Iola Anne Poole and she discovers the prayer boxes Iola kept throughout her life.
This book captivated me from the first page. Lisa used a dreamlike, prose style of writing that sucked me in right away. There was enough suspense to keep me reading till the last page. The prayer boxes weren't as much of a part of the story as I'd expected, but it made me interested enough in the idea to look them up and find more information about them. I really like the concept of the prayer box. This is a great, easy summer read. I highly recommend it as a beach read to anyone who loves Christian fiction.