Book Review: The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

I found this book at Powerbooks in one of the warehouse sales. It “called out” to me. I normally do not buy books I am not familiar with, but this was different. First of all, I am attracted to the color red. I am also interested about the letters mentioned in the blurb. After a few months, I found out that there’s a letter attached at the back of the book marked “epilogue”. I did not read it. I almost did, but I didn’t.

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The Wednesday Letters

by Jason F. Wright

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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…

Jack and Laurel Cooper have been married for 39 years. On their wedding night, Jack wrote a letter to Laurel making a promise to write her every week for as long as they live. And he did, until the night they died in each other’s arms.

When their full-grown children came home to the family B&B to arrange the funeral, they discover the letters. They read about their parents lives, the ups and downs, but they also discover a family secret kept from them, one that could change their lives forever.


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