Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Review: The Wednesday Letters

Author: Jason F. Wright
Title: The Wednesday Letters
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: December 1991
Rating: 5 Stars
Book Blurb: Their story begins with one letter on their wedding night, a letter from the groom, promising to write his bride every week-for as long they both shall live.

Thirty-nine years later, Jack and Laurel Cooper die in each other's arms. And when their grown children return to the family B&B to arrange the funeral, they discover thousands of letters.

The letters they read tell of surprising joys and sorrows. They also hint at a shocking family secret-and ultimately force the children to confront a life-changing moment of truth . . .

Review: This short little book was amazing. I started reading it in the evening and knew I couldn't keep on because I wouldn't get any sleep. It begs to be read from cover to cover.

Jack and Laurel were the sweetest couple and this book paints a picture of their marriage through the eyes of their grown children, come home to lay them to rest and through the letters Jack wrote to Laurel ever Wednesday of their marriage.

I loved how very different their three children were and how they loved each other. I perhaps would have liked to have known more about Samantha and Matthew lives. They both had troubles in their marriages but Wright kept much of the focus on Malcolm, the middle son who is part of the secret they learn through the letters and then through their aunt Allyson. It is a secret that really rocks Malcolm, the troubled middle child to the very core of his being.

This book shows what true love really is. It shows us forgiveness and healing. It displays Christian values without being preachy. It even shows how two people with different political views live as one.

The Wednesday Letters is more than just a keeper shelf book, its a must read book. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will give you warm fuzzy feelings. If you haven't read this book, go get it now!!!


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Wow, very interesting. I'll put this one of my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

Nora said...

This sounds like a really good book :). I'll be putting it on my TBR list :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

It was a sweet little book. We read it for book club a couple years back and it was a fun discussion. I remember being really excited about the envelope attached to the back cover of the book. Smart idea!

Stephany said...

I literally read this book cover to cover in one sit down. It was definitely an amazing book!! I added some of his other books (after reading a few reviews) to my TBR List as well! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this book!

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