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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Wednesday Letters

"The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright

Published by Shadow Mountain, 2007

The Wednesday Letters is the story of Jack and Laurel. Married 39 years, the Coopers lived a good life and appear to have had a near-perfect relationship. Then one night, with his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his last breath, he scribbles his final "Wednesday Letter."

When their three adult children arrive to arrange the funeral, they discover boxes and boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother on every single Wednesday. As they begin to open and read the letters, the children uncover unimaginable adventures and the shocking truth about their past.

The Wednesday Letters has a powerful message about redemption and forgiveness. And it just might inspire you to begin writing your own Wednesday Letters.

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I read this 280 pg. book in 1 day (okay b/c of work it spilled over a little bit into the 2nd day.) I couldn't put it down because I had no idea where the story was going to turn next. I fell in love with the idea of a husband writing his wife a letter every Wednesday for their 39 years of marriage before I had even opened the book. While I loved the book I still think I'm more enamored by the husband/wife/letter relationship than the rest of the story. Don't get me wrong—the rest of the story is worth a read!

I love relationships so of course I love the relationship in this book between the three Cooper siblings. I love how real Wright makes them. At times I felt like I was reading the letters over Samantha's shoulder or right there in Africa with Malcolm.

If you like mystery, writing letters, messy family relationships, uncovering truths kept for years, the bond of siblings, and most important—the power of forgiveness—then this book is for you!

1 comment:

  1. I finished it this afternoon, thanks for lending it to me.

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