A Simple Lie Becomes a Life-Changing Deception in Book One of the Unique New Prayer Jars Series

Uhrichsville, OH—Amish Country’s most beloved storyteller is back with the start of a unique new series that will catch the attention of both longtime fans and new readers. In Wanda E. Brunstetter’s new Prayer Jars series, launching August 7, antique jars hidden around an Amish farm are found filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author. Three young women each find a jar that takes her on a journey of personal reflection. When the author is revealed, can the jars become a tool to restore a family’s lost hopes and faith for the future?

In book one, The Hope Jar (Shiloh Run Press), a homeless 24-year-old suddenly herself living on a farm in Strasburg, Penn., while impersonating the Lapps’ long-lost granddaughter. Why not? Michelle Taylor’s life is in shambles, and she has nowhere else to go or anything else to do. But what will happen when the truth of Michelle’s deception comes to light? What will become of her then? Finding an old blue jar filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith, but she will also need much courage to face an uncertain future.

Fans will have multiple opportunities to meet Wanda at book signings and events this summer and fall in Indiana, Washington state, and Ohio’s Amish Country. Her complete signing schedule can be found on Wanda’s website at WandaBrunstetter.com/Events.

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About The Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.