Friday, May 6, 2016

Book Review: The Empty Jar by: M. Leighton

Release Date: May 8, 2016
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Three months touring Europe. 
Romantic. Dazzling. Unforgettable. 
The trip of a lifetime.

But some lifetimes are shorter...

We couldn’t have known it would work out this way.No one could. No one could’ve guessed that something so beautiful could be so tragic.

But it is tragic.

Yet so, so beautiful.

That’s what sacrifice is—beauty and tragedy.It’s pain and suffering for something or someone you love.

And this is the ultimate sacrifice. One stunning act of true love.

This is our story.
Our true love story."

My Thoughts:

This is not your normal M. Leighton read and it is not a romance, but it is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. This book devastated me and I cried many many times (I'm talking puffy eyes the next day kind of crying), but I’m so glad I read it. Michelle has never let me down with any of her books yet and even though this book is not her norm, she didn’t let me down here. This book was gorgeous and it is her best book to date.

This review will be short because I refuse to spoil anything, even vaguely. I’ll say this: I loved Lena and I loved Nate. Their love story is gorgeous and they are soul mates. Reading about their relationship, the kind that doesn’t waver when things get difficult, was beautiful. This isn’t an easy read. My heart hurt and there were constantly tears falling from my eyes, but I’m so grateful I experienced this story. Also, this is some of Michelle’s best writing. There are many beautiful passages throughout this book. Her writing truly shined in this book. I could go on and on about this book, and I did originally have a whole long monologue written, but I felt I gave too much away and I really want everyone to experience this for themselves. This is the kind of story that stays with you. I've read a number of books since finishing The Empty Jar and I still find myself thinking about Nate and Lena. These two stay with you and I cannot wait for the day my heart is ready for a re-read of this gorgeous story.

All in all, The Empty Jar is a heartbreaking but great read and I really cannot recommend it enough. Like I said before, this is M. Leighton's best work yet and it is a story I want everyone to experience.


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  1. So excited about this book! Thanks for the chance!

  2. Looooooove this book so much not enough words to tell everyone and not enough feels to explain what this book has done to me

  3. I love this book. Best book Michelle has ever written thanks for the chance

  4. Looking forward to this book!Thanks for the give-away.

  5. This book is, without a doubt, the BEST book I've ever read!! It's beautifully tragic.

  6. I can't wait to read this... nothing but amazing reviews and let's be real Michelle is an amazing writer ��

  7. OMG, I love M. Leighton!! Cannot wait to read this book!

  8. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  9. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  10. I love M.Leighton and can't wait to read this book!!

  11. I absolutely love how much you love this book. It is an incredible thing when a book touches your heart as clearly as this one has touched yours. Beautiful review!

  12. I can't wait! I love M. Leighton! Thank you for the wonderful chance.

  13. I love Michelle Leighton and her stories! I look forward to reading this book ❤ thanks for the chance!

  14. Beautiful giveaway ♡ Thank you so much for the fabulous chance :)
    Happy Mothers Day and good luck to all :)

  15. Oh, when a book stays with you for days or even weeks after, that's when you know it's good. I haven't read a Leighton book in SO long!

  16. Ya killing me! I really really can't wait to pick this one up. Hopefully I can soon because I want a book that'll devastate me in the best way possible :) Lovely review

  17. Hi 😊 Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊

  18. I have been hearing so many good things about this one. Ready for my newest book hangover :)

  19. Still thinking about Nate and Lena too! Their love story is one of a kind... Truly heartwarming and heartbreaking read. One of the best reads ever!


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