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The Wednesday Letters
The Wednesday Letters
Author: Jason F. Wright
In the wake of his bestselling Christmas Jars comes a sweetly crafted story from Wright, a Virginia businessman. Jack and Laurel Cooper are two hardworking, loving Christian pillars of the community who die in each other's arms one night in the bed-and-breakfast that they own and operate. The event calls their three grown children home for the f...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425223475
ISBN-10: 0425223477
Publication Date: 8/26/2008
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 329 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 11
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: 8
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: 8
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: 7
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: 6
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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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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Interesting approach for the narrator. Great characters facing strange difficulties. Interesting conclusion.
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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.