Title: The Empty Jar
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: May 8, 2016
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.
This personal note is something the author asked that we share with you:
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
This book is not a romantic fairy tale. Yet, it’s the most romantic story I’ve ever told. It’s a journey of pain and loss, of hope and happiness. It’s both achingly tragic and exquisitely beautiful. It’s a love story. A true love story about real love. The kind that sees you through the night and holds you when you cry. The kind that won't give up and never lets go. The kind we all dream about and few find. But it’s real. I promise you, it’s real. I’ve seen this kind of love, and I've seen this kind of heartbreak. I got to see it up close and personal, and quite honestly, I will never be the same. I hope it changes you as much as it changed me.
And the greatest of these is love.
—This is what has been running through my head all day. The feels, oh, the feels! I’m not going to flail about because I don’t have the energy. I’ve used almost all the tissues in my house, and that says a lot since I’m recovering from a cold and I stocked up. Let me tell you, it will be years, if ever, before I forget about this book. And the way it made me feel… My heart beating out of my chest, the tears pouring down my face, the laughs, the love, and so much more.
What a beautifully perfect story of real love and living our vows. I've never been married. But today I find myself in need of hope. Ms. Leighton, I found it in the words on the pages of your superbly written story, a journey that will help so many. This book is so much more than a story, it's an emotional journey that gives hope to those who need it and a light to guide the way.
Nate and Lena’s story tells about truth and honor and communication. It’s about unfailing love and the desire to take care of those in your life your heart cares for. Adventure and intimacy. It’s about faith, hope and love.
I can’t tell you more, because I don’t want to spoil it. I want you to read it for yourself. Get lost in the words on the page. Let them settle into your heart and your soul. Be open to the change that will occur when you read The Empty Jar. Be honest with yourself. Believe in love. Trust the journey. Trust in your faith, whatever it is. Trust in love.
The Empty Jar is a beautiful and poignant love story that will transcend the ages. Fill your jar, never leave it empty! 10 loving stars!
~ Review by Heather
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.