The Empty Jar by M. Leighton ~ Release Day


THE EMPTY JAR IS LIVE! And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a book like this, a poignant tale about the power of love. This is what readers are saying about the new story from M. Leighton:


“The ultimate love story.”

“It is a masterpiece.”

“Heartbreaking. Hopeful. Brilliant.”

“Hands down the best book I have ever read.”

“If I could only tell you to read one book this year, it would be this book.”

“After today, life as I know it will be ‘AEJ’, after The Empty Jar. I will not be the same.”


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This personal note is something the author asked that we share with you:




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.


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 stunning act of true love.


This is our story.

Our true love story.




Jill’s Review

As soon as I saw the synopsis for M. Leighton’s The Empty Jar I knew it was a book that I NEEDED to read. I also knew it was a book that would absolutely gut me. But maybe that was even more reason that I knew I needed to dive into it.

I’m not spoiling anything by saying this book is tragic. You can tell that right from the synopsis of the book: But some lifetimes are shorter… and But it is tragic. Yet so, so beautiful. And it really was. I had tears blurring my eyes for much of this book, making it hard to make out the words on the pages in front of me. But the whole book was just beautiful – though that seems trite – the beauty seeps out from everything that happens in this book. The love that Lena and Nate share is awe-inspiring. Their utter devotion to each other no matter how rough things get… The length they will go to in order to protect the other, the other half of their soul. It is a love that I hope all of you have a chance to experience.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous of that relationship, of having someone who loves you with such wealth and completeness that you are their everything. As I struggle daily with some chronic illnesses and I feel deep down that I will not live until I am old and gray I treasure all of the love I do have in my life. My parents who now take care of me, my siblings my nieces and nephews and the wonderful friends that I have made. I live each day as fully, as happily and with as much appreciation as I can.

And that to me is the true message of this book. Don’t live life with regret. Appreciate all that you have around you. Fill up your mind with all of the beautiful moments that surround you every day. Hold them close and share your love because when you do your jar will always be full.

Do I recommend this book? That is a resounding yes. It is one of the most beautiful stories that I have read. Make sure you have tissues nearby otherwise your sleeve is going to be soaked! Make sure you are in the right frame of mind to deal with a book that is going to wring your emotions and leave you spent. A definite book hangover book if I have ever read one. But don’t hold back and think ‘I can’t do this’ because you can and you will be so glad once you have read it. The beauty of the love story.. there are just no words.

I received a complimentary copy of The Empty Jar in exchange for my honest review.

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