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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.

Read 1/08

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3/5 Stars

5 comments:

  1. I just finished reading this too, yesterday in fact. Funny...I liked The Christmas Jars much better than Wednesday Letters.

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  2. the art of paper and pen is going the way of the record...So any book about how great snail mail is can only be worth reading!

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  3. i enjoyed The Christmas Jars. i'm going to put this one on my to-read list.

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  4. Hi there! Glad you enjoyed the book, and I'm not bothered that anyone liked CJ better than WL :) Though it's funny how mixed the opinions are.

    Keep writing those good old fashioned letters! :)

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  5. Speaking of The Wednesday Letters, I work with Jason and thought you’d like knowing he has a new contest on his web site where you can win a free trip-for-two to his hometown in VA, the Shenandoah Valley. All you have to do is mail him a Christmas card! All the details are here:

    http://www.jasonfwright.com/triptosvalley.php

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