The Prayer Box: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2013
Duration: 9 hours 39 minutes
A young woman, an old woman, and the story of a lifetime…
When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house.
Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, dating from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything.
“I am in awe of Lisa Wingate’s talent. She strikes the heart and turns my gaze toward heaven’s door. The Prayer Box is a masterpiece of story and skill.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author