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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Review of, The Wedding Letters, by Jason F. Wright Also included, a Video Interview with the Author!



Product Details:

  • Title: The Wedding Letters
  • Author: Jason F. Wright
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (September 27, 2011)
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • ISBN-10: 1609080572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609080570


Book Description:

September 27, 2011 Wednesday Letters

Their remarkable journey began in 2007 with the New York Times bestseller, The Wednesday Letters.

Now comes the next stage of one family's journey to survive their past and forge their own future. With no more secrets...

When Noah Cooper "bumps" into Rachel, he thinks it's love at first sight. Rachel isn't so sure. In time, Noah's charm pays off and he introduces his bride-to-be to a special Cooper family tradition -- the wedding letters. Family and friends of the happy couple are invited to send letters of advice on love, life, and happiness.

However, when a dark secret from Rachel's past surfaces, will Noah, and his parents, Malcolm and Rain, be able to help save the wedding from disaster? And what about the scrapbook of wedding letters that have already been gathered? Could a single letter really provide the answer that will bring Rachel back?

Set against the backdrop of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley,
The Wedding Letters will remind you that sometimes, no matter the secrets of years past, two hearts can still be one. And by the final page, you might just want to create your own book of wedding letters for someone you love.


Here is the book trailer for The Wedding Letters.


My Review:  
The Wedding Letters is a continuation of the story of the Cooper family that started in The Wednesday Letters. The Wedding Letters can stand on it's own, but it will be a more fulfilling read if you have read The Wednesday Letters first. 

The story centers around the main characters, Noah Cooper and his future bride, Rachel. All of the characters are so wonderfully rich, and colorful. They remind you of your neighbors and family members, so you connect quickly with them. Previous readers of this series remember soon what they loved about the Cooper family, and also what they disliked about some of them. By all means, this is not a story about a perfect family, but I believe they don't exist. That would be boring to read about a family with no flaws. Jason writes his characters with enough flaws, that you root for them as they grow, learn, and sometimes change for the better. 

I enjoyed reading about the concept of "The Wedding Letters". The fun part for me being a single, divorced women, is that I hopefully will get married again. I would love to follow this tradition the next time I get married. You don't have to be in your twenties to have a gift of Wedding Letters done for you. Down below I have a video showing what exactly The Wedding Letters Tradition is.  

The Wedding Letters overall is a short, sweet read that most readers will enjoy.The main themes of love, forgiveness,and moving forward, will make up for some of the predictability in the storyline. This will not take away from the feeling of contentment and resolution felt at the end of the story. I truly love reading stories by Jason Wright.



The Wedding Letters was a 2011 Whitney Award Nominee in the General Fiction category.
You can purchase The Wedding Letters here at Deseret Book, 

***I was given a review copy of The Wedding Letters by the publisher. In no way did this influence the honest review that was given.***




About the Author:


Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. He is also a political commentator and the co-founder of http://www.politicalderby.com, a popular website for political junkies.

Articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He is the author of The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The Wednesday Letters (2007); Recovering Charles (2008), Christmas Jars Reunion (2009); Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle (2009); The Cross Gardener (2010); The Seventeen Second Miracle (2010); and The Wedding Letters (2011).

Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on the origin of the Christmas Jar movement, the value of service, the lost art of letter writing and many other topics. You can find out more information about Jason and his books here at his website.

I thought that you might enjoy listening to this interview with Jason Wright about The Wedding Letters.


For added fun today, I included a video that shows you the tradition of The Wedding Letter.
 






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