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The Wednesday Letters
The Wednesday Letters
Author: Jason F. Wright
ISBN-13: 9781590388129
ISBN-10: 1590388127
Publication Date: 9/12/2007
Pages: 304
Edition: 1
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 142 ratings
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
I had no expectations from this book and I was hooked from the very 1st chapter. I read it in two sittings. It's delightful and if you believe in true love, family secrets and think your family is normal, this book is eye opening and the one for you!
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Helpful Score: 7
Without being too preachy, this Christian Fiction novel tells the story of Inn owners Jack and Laurel Cooper through letters that Jack wrote to Laurel every Wednesday through the years of their marriage. When Jack and Laurel die in each others arms, the children are called home to make arrangements and while clearing out old boxes in the basement, family friend A&P (her nickname has its own story) comes across these letters and the lives of their parents are laid out in front of them. Through laughter and tears the children come to know their parents in a different way and to know the truth that was hidden from them.

A great cast of characters whom each have their own stories and weave their lives around a deeply caring community of friends and loved ones.
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Helpful Score: 7
I read this book in one day. I loved the main characters, and it was such a joy to read a book without the vulgar language and situations found in so many of todays books.

*****
(From back cover)
Their story began with one letter on their wedding night.

I made a promise today at the church and I'm making another promise tonight.
I'm going to write to you every week ... Laurel, I will always stand by you.
No matter what ...

It ended almost forty years later, when Jack and Laurel Cooper died in each other's arms. But before he took his last breath, Jack wrote his wife one final "Wednesday letter."

From Jason F Wright comes a timeless story of love and forgiveness that will inspire us all to start writing our own "Wednesday letters."
*****

Have the tissues handy. This is a book you will not soon forget.
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Helpful Score: 6
This book had some unexpected twists. I hated having to put it down and was anxious to get back to the story each time.
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Helpful Score: 5
Jason sent me an advanced copy of this book a few months ago. I have shared it with several friends & family members and everyone has loved it. Jason writes such fantastic novels that you feel like you really know the characters. Try Christmas Jars, another fantastic book. It's being made into a movie for this years holiday season.
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book! Once I started I couldn't put it down. I would say that his writing is similar to Nicholas Sparks. I would recommend this book to my friends, it's worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Jack & Laurel are found dead together one morning, leaving behind their three grown children. Matthew, Samantha and Malcolm find letters Jack wrote Laurel every Wednesday since their wedding day. In those letters, the kids learn about unconditional love, the struggles of marriage, a huge family secret, and forgiveness.

I enjoyed the story very much, but felt frustrated that several of the characters were left unexplained. I love the concept of Wednesday Letters...just wish the author had delved more into Joe, Nathan & the preacher to explain their characters more fully.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book- couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Lovely story, quick read. An interesting look at how siblings come together at the death of their parents. Much is revealed about each of them as the story progresses and they learn to know new aspects of their parents and thier life together. Difficult situations and the love that brings them through are the highlights. Light reading but we all need to indulge ourselves sometimes. Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a very fast read and a fabulous book! Just when you think you know what's coming, you're wrong! LOVED IT!!!
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A sad little book trying too hard. The concept of losing your parents and finding out their secrets all of a weekend has lots of merit, but Wright definitely didn't pull it off. It was not well written, and it was very predictable. He also got many funeral details incorrect. Concept should be retried by someone who can write much better.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book and a quick read. I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderful book. I read it in one sitting. I have shared the story with all of my family. Christmas Jars was just as wonderful. I can hardly wait for his next book.
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Such a touching and romantic book. It is amazing the things that can happen in a relationship that children don't know and take for granted, and how people can overcome so much! This is a perfect read for couple that are starting out and to help them look to the future through hard times and maybe ways to keep communication going... awesome!
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A simple love story that is an easy read. If you like simplicity, you will love it. I definitely recommend this book.
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This was such an excellent story of love throughout generations of unique family dynamics. The writer made all the characters relatable and I loved the surprise envelope tucked in the back of the book. I could not wait to read the letter in it. If you like surprises you will love this book!
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WOW what an amazing book! This book will make you laugh and cry at the same time. It really makes you think about forgiveness and how powerful it is.
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Wow, I could not put this book down it was just wonderful, I haven't read a book like this in a long time toke me two four our stretches to read I just loved it.
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Great book about the love of a married couple and a strong message about forgiveness.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite books of all time could read again and again ..Great book
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely LOVED this book! I read it in one day, I couldn't put it down. When I was done I couldn't help but go back and re-read some because you definitly don't expect many different things. Definitly a book to read twice, you can catch alot more second time around =]
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Helpful Score: 1
Quick read. A good story. If you like Nicholas Sparks you'll probably like this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVED this book. It was the best book I've read in a while, but don't read it if you don't want to cry. lol
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Helpful Score: 1
I can't believe this book was a best seller. I tried to read this but had to force myself to keep turing the page. I finally gave up because I was completely bored with it.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good story quick read. A little contrived and bit predictable in spots. I do admire Jack and Laurel and the choices they made in life.Not a story I'll forget about for awhile.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the best redemptive books I've read in a LONG time! Hearts are broken and hearts are healed. A+++ reading!
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What a lovely, lovely story of personal relationships, hurts, and reconciliations. Before heading to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, I arbitrarily grabbed books from my "To Read" stack. Once there and I began reading The Wednesday letters, I discovered that the book is set in the two towns I was visiting: Mount Jackson and Woodstock. To everyone I met up there I said,"Have your read The Wednesday Letters set right here? " Sadly, over and over the answer was "No." I am going to buy used copies everywhere I see them and hand them out to people to read. It is that good. I would say that the author rivals Nicholas Sparks in being able to tell a good, tender story. I loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this author. I enjoy his books and like the Christmas Jar the story is wonderful and unexpected. Letters written every Wednesday from a husband to a wife reveal stories their kids never knew. Great Read!
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One of my very favorite books -- thought provoking!
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First book I have read by this author & I loved it! Keep the tissues handy! I will be getting the rest of his books !!! This one was very hard to put down without wanting to pick it right back up & see what else was going to happen.
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This was an amazing book. It was so good, I couldn't put it down. I read the entire thing in one setting. It was very touching. Some parts were a little predictable, but overall it was a very good read.
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I picked this up on a whim at the bookstore and it was a winner! The published reviews said it is "reminisent of The Notebook." Having never read that book, I have to go from blind.

This book is a love story about a couple that has been married for 39 years. After their deaths, their children discover letters that the husband wrote to the wife every Wednesday. The kids are able to share their parents' joy and pain, the good times and bad times; and while the parents are able to affect their children's lives after they have died. Touching! It made me want to start writing my own letters to my own wonderful husband!

I laughed, I cried, I summized wrong and was rewarded with a happily, ever after! This is now at the top of my favorite books that I have read...

Hope you enjoy it as well!
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Can you imagine losing your parents at the same time and then to discover their love, pain, and family secrets in letters left behind. The book is a wonderful love story revealed in the weekly letters written by a husband to his wife. Their entire life is revealed to you and to their three children left behind after their sudden death.

Very enjoyable read and once you pick it up and read the first letter you will not want to put it down until you have read the very last one.
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Excellent book about forgiveness.
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very good
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This book was sooooooo good! I couldn't put it down as I was waiting to find out just what the next letter would say that Jack wrote to his wife! I have to say I laughed and cried while reading this lovely story!!!
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I loved the book! It touched me so much that I'm buying several copies and giving them away for Christmas! Cannot wait to read the next book "Wedding Letters."
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Very good story,read the whole book today. Sad and emotional but with a feel good ending. What a great idea to tell newly marrieds, write a weekly letter to your spouse to be read anytime. Pat Russell
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This book was sooooooo good! I couldn't put it down as I was waiting to find out just what the next letter would say that Jack wrote to his wife! I have to say I laughed and cried while reading this lovely story!!!
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I don't know that I've ever cried reading a book as much as I did this one. Amazingly romantic, yet suspenseful. I felt Malcom's pain, as well as all of their shock. The B&B sounded beautiful and peaceful. I think this author did a wonderful job in writing this book.
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I LOVED this book. A wonderful story...you will not be disappointed, I promise! I actually did not post my copy because it is too good to pass on and I know I will read it again. Believe me, read it...it is a wonderful story.
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I will not be posting this book, because my copy is not good enough to put on the site...but I wanted to write a review about this book anyway. It was just too good to pass up letting people know how much I enjoyed this book. It was funny, sad and uplifting all in the same book. At times it brought me to tears and others I laughed out loud. There is so much good advice interspersed regarding relationships of marriages, new couples and raising children. This is not a long book and would be good for everyone to read if they would. I had to look twice to see who published this book, because I thought maybe I had been incorrect. It could have been published by Bethany House or any of the more religious books type publishers. I hope that some are not turned off by that, because this is one for all...there is something for everyone.
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Interesting approach for the narrator. Great characters facing strange difficulties. Interesting conclusion.
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A captivating read.
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Decent book. Touching storyline and worth the time to read but not one i'll probably remember later. Worth using a credit for then passing on to someone else.
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A nice. light read with a good message.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book; amazing love story!
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I bought this book because my father had just recently passed away and my last name is Wright. I thought that it would remind me of my mother and I and the journal my mother kept while my father was sick. It was completely different than what I thought. It was a good book, especially the letters written back and forth from husband to wife, but it didn't hit me the way I thought it was going to. It was a short book that I wish included more to give me what I was looking for. I also thought that it would remind me of the movie the Notebook, but it really didn't, except for the beginning.
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What a wonderful story! A little shocking too! A very good read!
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Great book. It brought tears from my heart to read about love and forgiveness overcoming all obstacles in a marriage.
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This was my first book by this author, and I absolutely loved it. I was prompted to read it when my wishlisted book The Wedding Letters was offered to me. I read this book very quickly as it kept my interest from the beginning. It is such a great story; I hope it is made into a movie. Both, The Wednesday Letters and The Wedding Letters, get 5 stars from me.
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I loved this book. Couldn't quite figure out what was going on with family at first and then it became perfectly clear. Very easy, sweet read.
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Jack and Laurel Cooper's story begins with one letter on their wedding night, a letter from the groom, promising to write his bride every week - for as long as they both shall live. Thirty-nine years later, with his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his last breath, he scribbles his last "Wednesday Letter" to his wife. That night, Jack and Laurel die in each other's arms.

When their adult children return to the family bed and breakfast in order to arrange their parents funerals, they discover the boxes and boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother every Wednesday. As they begin to open and read each letter, the children discover the shocking truth about the past that ultimately forces them to face a life-changing moment.

As each letter reveals the joys and sorrows of their parents marriage, the children must face and deal with their own present-day challenges. Matthew, Jack and Laurel's eldest son, is struggling in a troubled marriage; Samantha, Jack and Laurel's only daughter, is a single mother, and Malcolm is the black sheep of the family, returning after a two year absence.

I liked this book and give it an A+! It was perhaps not my favorite book, but it was an easy read and interesting enough to keep me involved until the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books about families and will say that this particular book could possibly be read in one day - I read fifty pages before I went to bed last night and finished up the book today.
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This was a lovely book. I truly enjoyed it. The story was good and it was intersting to find out the "family" stories. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good family love story.
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This was a great book about family and discovery. So much is discovered that I had to remind myself that it takes place over just a few days.
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Excellent book.... loved it!
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What an awesome book! I couldn't put it down.
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I read this book in one rainey Sunday.
If your a Nicholas Sparks or Nicholas Evans fan you would enjoy reading this book.
If you enjoyed reading Tuesday's with Morrie, again this book would be right up your alley.
This book had me crying by the end of the first chapter, so be sure to have plenty of tissues close by.
After finishing the book I immediately wanted to start writing my own Wednesday letters to my son-instead of my husband. But maybe I'll do both.
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This was a great read. It gets you thinking what a wonderful idea on how to let someone know your feelings ! I loved it. Highly recommend this !!!
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I really liked the first chapter, but it slowly and surely got predictable and a little cheesy; which surprised me because I like other books by this author. Just didn't love it.
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I thought this was a good (not great) book!!! The characters were believable, & the story line interesting!!!
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A very good book, hard to put down, I looked forward to reading it on my down time.
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One of the best books I've read. It's definitely a keeper. I read it in one sitting. Very hard to put down.
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Overall this book was pretty good. A bit predictable but I would recommend it!
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Family discovers letters written when their parents were young. Family secrets are discovered, but love was also an ingredient. A lovely story that will probably be one of your all time favorites.
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A quick read. Interesting premise about siblings coming together at their parents deaths and learning about each other and about their parents. Unfortunately, the ending was a little too neat for my taste. It all comes together all too quickly in a predictable way.
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Absolutely loved this book! Couldn't put it down!
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Great read with plenty of surprises. Definitely pulled my heart-strings and kept me reading late into the night.
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I received this book on Friday and finished it Saturday. I had a hard time putting it down. It is a wonderful story and it makes you wish you could be part of the Cooper family. The story opens with the death of the parents of 3 adult children and before you know it you are wrapped up in their lives and the lives of their parents. The letters are letters from the father to the mom, one every wednesday starting with the day of their marriage and ending the day they die. The letters lay out their life together,from their every day lives to the secrets they kept, and the reactions of their children as they read them. My one criticism would be that each little loose end was too neatly tied up, leaving the reader no opportunity to wonder "what if?"
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I enjoyed this book! A sweet concept of a husband writing letters to his wife every Wednesday. Once they pass away their children find the letters, and read about a family secret nobody expected. The story threw me with some of its twists, it kept me engaged in the story. I'm looking forward to reading more books from this author!
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I loved this book. It was a great love story.
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Excellent book!!!
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I found this book to be an excellent character exploration, based in reality for the most part. There were parts that made me laugh, and parts that made me cry.
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Jack and Laurel Cooper were married for almost 40 years. They died in each other's arms.
It was discovered by their children that Jack wrote to his wife every week on Wednesday thru out their whole marriage. This discovery shed light to a family secret. I so enjoyed this book I finished it in one day. I am looking forward to reading the authors other novels.
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Very sweet, very emotional.....great book! I love the basis of the story and can only wish to get a love letter once per week!
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A nice easy read. Catches of guard right of the bat. I love the love that the older couple share and how they share thier lives with so many other people. Not just one love story taking place in this book, and WAIT TILL THE END!!!! Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!!!
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This was the first book I've read by Jason F. Wright. Overall I liked it. In some places I felt that the characters were rushed and the story unfolded too quickly, then other places the story dragged a little. It's a story about Jack and Laurel Cooper who pass away. Jack wrote Laurel every Wednesday of their marriage and after their passing their 3 children discover the letters and a history they never knew existed.

It's good for quick read that warms the heart. I'm interested in reading more by this author.
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I loved this book! The characters are just like a family that would be living next door. I got swept up in the letters as the characters did, and in their reactions. I couldn't put it down - I read it in one sitting!!
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I enjoyed this story. Some excitement in the plot and heart warming illustration between a loving couple.
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The theme of this novel is interesting. I did muddle through to it's end. But it proved to be a disjointed, slap dash kind of story. Only purpose was its religious theme.
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I loved this book..read it in a day. Beautiful story of love and forgiveness.
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I found this book well written and moving...even a bit mysterious, which was not expected. A well worth it read.
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I couldn't put this one down!!! A touch of romance combined with a sprinkling of mystery surround the deaths of the Coopers. Wright certainly did a fabulous job weaving a tale that captured me from the beginning & kept me turning pages,although a bit hesitantly at times. I didn't want it to end!!!
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Really enjoyed this book!
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A tender, loving, caring read. Loved it!
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Very well written book about love, loss, the importance of family and commitment and forgiveness. Did not want to put it down!
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This is a story of redemption. It was a quick read which surprised me at its depth.
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Excellent Story...Real Life...Family & Forgiveness
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I have read this book & it is one that I could not put down. It is a very good love story in itself, for the way it is written. It will definately hold your interest & I assure you, you will recommend it to others
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Awful...


Spoiler Alert!********


This couple dies and all the kids come home for the funeral and find a bunch of letters the husband had written the wife. They read through them and figure out that the youngest son was not actually the Dad's child. So they go around saying all these horrible things about the Mom being a cheater. The letters indicate that the Dad was really mad at the Mom and left her for awhile.

Well..it turns out that Mom was raped by a homeless guy and got pregnant. Mom kept it a secret until the baby was one. She told Dad and Dad left her but then came back and "forgave" her for being raped. Then there is this whole diatribe about how the child of rape was a challenge from God, and how the Mom loved God sooo much that she kept the child.

If that all wasn't bad enough it gets worse....

The Dad goes to the rapist trial and sees that the rapist has also found God. When the rapist gets out of jail the Dad brings him back to the town and he becomes a priest!!! The family priest.

I literally threw the book across the room it disgusted me so much.
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