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Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The Wednesday Letters"

by Jason F. Wright, 2007, 280p, rating=4

I had high hopes for this book because it was book #2 birthday gift from Mhai and she said she loved it. Up until page 144, I thought the book was just alright and that I'd have to lie to Mhai and say that I loved it too. But it turns out, I really loved it! I found myself sobbing. The beauty of forgiveness is miraculous and soul aching!

Jack and Laurel left this world in each other's arms (how sweet!! ...I smell foreshadowing) after a 39year marriage. Their adult children stumbles into boxes of love letters during the planning of their parent's funeral. Jack had written to his wife weekly on Wednesdays. The three children enjoyed reading the letters until they discover one letter that would turn one child's life upside down (REALLY fighting hard not to spoil this for you!!). But by book's end, his life became right side up in a truly awe-inspiring way.

This novel had few little extra stories that gave me an impression of messy story writing but the underlining messages --the excellent portrait of marriage, the great love story between parents and children, and the wonderful story of standing up for someone --were it's saving grace. Overpoweringly, the message of forgiveness was it's shining glory and my main reason for high rating of this book. I came out of this read grateful for the principle of forgiveness and makes me want to exonerate someone.

The very very end could have been better but reading the clever letter insert made up for it and I sobbed again!! ~Thanks Mhai for this wonderful read ... a true tug the heart book.

**My quotables:
"Now I know why the Lord took his day off on Sunday. That must be the day he personally greets his favorites." (this said after someone's death on a Sunday) pg. 132
"Time is a powerful cure." pg. 276

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ate Jinx... I am so glad you liked the book. And, you don't have to lie to me if you happen to not like the book. HAHAHA. I found myself sobbing too reading this book and I love the message about forgiveness that the book has delivered... ANyway, I am looking forward to read more of your book ratings.... Love ya!!!


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