The Empty Jar by Michelle Leighton

The Empty Jar

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 stunn...

Details The Empty Jar

TitleThe Empty Jar
Release DateMay 8th, 2016
PublisherM. Leighton Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary

Reviews The Empty Jar

  • Christy
    5 stars!!! “Is it possible for a person’s biggest dream to come in the midst of their worst nightmare? Can life be so tragic and yet so beautiful, all at the same time?” The Empty Jar is probably the most emotional and heartbreakingly beautiful book I’ve read this year. This love story was epic. It was a story of sacrifice, of loss, of friendship, and most importantly- of unconditional love. I’m not going to talk about the story line...
  • ✦❋Arianna✦❋
    5 Stars!!Reading this book felt like someone ripped my heart out of my chest and smashed it in tiny little pieces. This book left me broken and uncontrollably crying, but I can honestly say I loved every minute of it. I didn’t enjoy it, but I loved it with all my heart. 'The Empty Jar' was one of the most beautiful love story I’ve ever read. From beginning until the end it was gut-wrenching, though-provoking and so emotionally gripping. Mrs. ...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ::: “I will love you forever. Dead or alive, I will be yours, wherever I am.” I've loved M. Leighton's writing for a long time and as soon as I heard about this book I was intrigued. However, counter to my norm, I actually went into this book totally blind — which is really rare for me. The moment I saw it, I one-clicked and just dive right in. Based on the blurb, I could already tell that I was in for quite a ...
  • warhawke
    Genre: Contemporary FictionType: StandalonePOV: First Person - DualRating: Nate and Helena (Lena) Grant embarked on a three months European tour to strengthen their already unbreakable bond. They had been together for nineteen years and married for sixteen years, which seemed like a lifetime. However, time was no longer on their side. Amidst an impending tragedy, hope bloomed to soften the blow. But to keep the beauty, they had no choice but to ...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: The Empty JarSeries: StandaloneAuthor: M. LeightonRelease date: May 8, 2016Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]The Empty Jar is being hailed as "The Ultimate Love Story". I think we can all agree that these are some tall words to live up to. Though I was hopeful this would be an unforgettable reading experience, I had my doubts that these words weren't exaggerated. Let me preface this review by saying that this book scared...
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    *****5 Stars***** “We share the kind of love that picks you up when you stumble, the kind of love that catches you when you fall, the kind of love that rescues you when you need saving. The real kind of love.” I just wanted to start by saying how much I absolutely loved the front cover of this book. It is artistic and beautiful. I have a bit of an obsession with book covers with mason jars on them. It first started when I read “Beautiful Di...
  • Claire Robinson
    5 - Beauty and tragedy... Stars. ITs LIVE! Amazon US - UK - - am quite an emotional reader, a big softy if you will, and sometimes a story, its characters, or just the way something has been written leaves more of a mark than normal. Lena and Nate Grant’s story did that, it left a mark, provoked a reaction, made...
  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    5 Gut-wrenching Stars! Well, that wasn't an easy read. Originally, I posted my review unable to actually finish this book. I didn't think I could. I set it down, regrouped, donned my big girl panties, picked it back up, pushed through my fears and finished it. And for that, I'm thankful. The Empty Jar is so beautiful. It's raw and so emotionally gripping, it hit entirely deep within my heart. It's also about profound love- a love for friends, fa...
  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    I’m going to be honest with you. This is a difficult book to read, and it may not be for everyone. If you’re looking for escapism, this is not the book for you. The Empty Jar is raw, it’s real, it’s agonizing, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Nate and Lena share a rare love of a lifetime. Theirs is a sacrificial love, nurtured for over a decade and a half by attention and faithfulness. They’ve dared to live life fully, always discerning...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    Early Release. Live Now!Amazon USAmazon UK5 powerful and perfect stars! “I need to know how to make it through this, how to have hope. Because I’ve forgotten. I don’t know how to hope anymore.” Well wow, what can we say about The Empty Jar? Not much really, as to do so would completely spoil one stunningly beautiful and inspirational story of love and sacrifice. We can tell you that this was one of the most powerful and gut wrenching book...
  • FMABookReviews
    Cathartic. Beautiful. Poignant.I knew before I read 'The Empty Jar', that it was going to be difficult to read. I knew it wasn't going to just cause tears, but it would cause ugly tears. What I didn't expect was the beauty within its pages, nor the healing to be found, nor the laughter that would flow freely.Knowing the circumstances driving the writing of this book, I was afraid it might be more than I could handle. You see, my father lived with...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    5 powerful and perfect stars! “I need to know how to make it through this, how to have hope. Because I’ve forgotten. I don’t know how to hope anymore.” Well wow, what can we say about The Empty Jar? Not much really, as to do so would completely spoil one stunningly beautiful and inspirational story of love and sacrifice. We can tell you that this was one of the most powerful and gut wrenching books we’ve ever read. That, to read this bo...
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    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, t...
  • Karla
    Beautiful, touching, heart wrenching and so much more. The empty jar is just one of those books that will stay with me for a long time. The love between Lena and Nate was so true and deep, they are the true definition of soulmates. What they went through, what they sacrificed but at same time bittersweet for at the end it was was the most wonderful reward. I have to mention that even though this book was so touching and choked me up, the authors ...
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    Simply fantastic!!! Read it!
  • Michelle
    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review ~Full Review to Come Review can also be found on Four Chicks Flipping Pages: http://fourchicksflippingpages.weebly...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    5+++++++++ stars!!! 'Fill your jar. As long as your jar is full, your life will never be empty. And every chance you get, put your face in the sun, and show the wind how to fly.' My husband just held my face in his hands and said 'oh babe, are you alright? You look wrecked.' He has also been passing me tissues for the last two hours and giving me cuddles when I looked like I needed them. Why? This book that completely consumed me, ripped my heart...
  • Chris- Bookaddict
    My Full Review now posted... My heart is full and my mind is trying to find the words to express exactly how much of an impact this story has had on me. 'Fill your jar. As long as your jar is full, your life will never be empty. And every chance you get, put your face in the sun, and show the wind how to fly.'I’ve been sitting on this review for days, trying to figure out how to put into words the emotions I feel for this story., and well I sim...
  • Sera
    This is definitely a case of it's not you it's me. Unfortunately for me I don't think I ever fully connected with the characters. The story was a good one, and maybe if I read it at another time I would have felt more while reading it. I have read another book that I loved that had a similar story and part of me could not help comparing the two. That may be the reason I didn't get invested in this one as much as I would have liked. This is a hear...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Speechless. I'm left speechless. This book is breathtaking, magnificent, spectacular, glorious, and oh so heartbreakingly sad. I cried, I sobbed, I laughed, and cried some more. But wow, I loved this story. Definitely a story that will remain with me always. This is about that ultimate life consuming, soul bearing love that only happens once in your lifetime. The one that is irreplaceable. Definitely a must read, but with a high warning of being ...
  • Naomi
    Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading PalaceThe Empty Jar was such a beautiful and heartbreaking journey of true love and the sacrifices made for your soul mate. This story, it made my chest ache – and the tears – I honestly sobbed my way through this magnificent story. It was such a personal story for the author, but reading the words was simply mind blowing and I could feel what the characters were going through! Lena and Nate have been toget...
  • The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    Facebook: http://thehopelessromanticsbookblog.b...God I feel like I have cried a whole river whilst reading M. Leighton's "The Empty Jar." The tears just wouldn't stop and if there was a brief respite from the water works, then the lump in my throat was still there reminding me of the story I was reading. Not many books affect me the way this one did. In fact I could probably count them on one hand. W...
  • Courtney
    First and foremost, I applaud Michelle for sharing this deep and moving story. I encourage everyone to read this book. It's your non-traditional romance story but it is so well worth the read.I knew jumping into this book, my heart was going to be aching and I would shed ALOT of tears. What I didn't expect was to find the strong compassion and love filled throughout this book. This book will reach into the very depths of your soul and make you fe...
  • Anne OK
    M. Leighton has beautifully written a love story that transcends those darkest and stormiest moments in our lives. I cried openly throughout this too realistic story. My heart broke into pieces. But I smiled, too. In the darkness, there is light. And it shone brightly in the love that Lena and Nate shared. Without a doubt, that old Mason jar on my pantry shelf will have a whole different meaning now. An amazing story with lessons that will remain...
  • Shayna
    This book was so VERY VERY personal and it made me FEEL so SO much! I applaud Michelle for sharing this very moving, beautiful, and heartbreaking story about the REAL kind of love. There was not ONE single page where I didn't shed a tear. It was a REALLY tough journey, but one that will ultimately change your life. EVERY SINGLE one of you should experience this book!THE EMPTY JAR is not a romance, but it IS a story of true love, a love so beautif...
  • Christine
    Heartbreakingly deeply emotional read.Fell in love with the characters so easily a beautiful read, but a tearful one.
  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    This was an incredibly emotional read and I did love it, but I don't seem to have got out of it what everybody else did. I welled up but I didn't cry whereas normally I would be sobbing my heart out. Maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. However, it was fantastically written and I loved the story.
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    40-year old Helena (Lena) and her husband Nate are about to leave for a 3-month dream vacation to Europe. Nate quit his job so that they could have this one last dream before...Before what we don't really know. Michelle has the reader guessing what will happen - who will die, because someone is cleary sick and about to die. We just don't know if it's Lena or Nate.We only know that this story will be heartbreakingly sad....Off to Europe we go...La...
  • Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
    *5++++ stars* I don't remember crying this hard on EVERY SINGLE PAGE of a book! I'm a mess now....a crying bundle of a mess!How can a book be so beautiful yet so painstakingly tragic?This book has touched me, wrecked me, soothed me in a way I can't express it in words. And I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the world.It's beyond MAGNIFICENT! Take a look at the note from the author: “This book is not a fairy-tale romance. Yet, it...