Book Review: The Wednesday Letters

The Wednesday Letters
By Jason F. Wright
280 Pages
Finished 4/20/08


The Wednesday Letters is the story of Jack and Laurel. Married 39 years, the Coopers lived a good life and appear to have had a near-perfect relationship. Then one night, with his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his last breath, he scribbles his final “Wednesday Letter.”

When their three adult children arrive to arrange the funeral, they discover boxes and boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother on every single Wednesday. As they begin to open and read the letters, the children uncover unimaginable adventures and the shocking truth about their past.

The Wednesday Letters has a powerful message about redemption and forgiveness. And it just might inspire you to begin writing your own Wednesday Letters.

This was another quick read and a really sweet little story. I read about this book in a magazine or something and put it on hold at the library. I had forgotten all about it until a library run I took with the kids last week, when I discovered that it was in. The cover of the book reminds me of those of Richard Paul Evans, so naturally I’d be drawn to it. The story, however, reminded me more of the writing of Nicholas Sparks, another of my favorites. I don’t handle suspense well, and while this story did have a little (not scary suspense, but rather what’s-the-story-behind-this-story kind of suspense) it didn’t keep me waiting too long for things to come together. If you’re into cheesy little marketing techniques, you’ll love that the epilogue is a letter in an envelope attached to the last page of the book…clever and cute, but a little over-the-top for me. Overall, The Wednesday Letters is a fun read!

2008 Page Count: 3574


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