We finally saw the sun after 15 days, but now it's back to cold and snowy. Time for hot chocolate and good book by the fire.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The Wednesday Letters...Review
About the book:
The surprise New York Times bestseller, from an author who delivers “American storytelling at its best.”
The story of marriage, family, and forgiveness that has become not just a bestseller but an instant classic.
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…
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I thought the premise was interesting (a husband writing his wife a letter every week for 39 years). I didn't love his previous book, The Christmas Jars, the first time I read it, although I loved the idea it created. So I didn't hold out much hope for this book.
It was a quick read and I loved how the story wasn't told through the letters but because of the letters. The letters enhance the story and bring forth important pieces of knowledge. I loved the way the story showed forgiveness and mercy. It all wrapped up a bit too neatly and perfectly, but it was an overall good, thought-provoking book.
Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow. You can purchase your own copy here.
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