Jack and Laurel have been married for 39 years. They’ve lived a good life and appear to have had the perfect marriage. With his wife cradled in his arms, and before Jack takes his last breath, he scribbles his last “Wednesday Letter.” When their adult children arrive to arrange the funeral, they discover boxes and boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother each week on Wednesday. As they begin to open and read the letters, the children uncover the shocking truth about the past. In addition, each one must deal with the present-day challenges. Matthew has a troubled marriage, Samantha is a single mother, and Malcolm is the black sheep of the family who has returned home after a mysterious two-year absence.
REVIEW: This book has been on my tbr pile since it came out. It has been on my nightstand for over a month, as I have read other books, for some reason I just kept putting it off. Now I wish that I had read it when it first came out. This is one of the most powerful I have ever read, about love, relationships, siblings and forgiveness. I can’t say much more because then it will give away the message and the story, but this is one book that I feel everyone should read. I wish that I had read it sooner that way I could give it as a gift this Christmas.
This book was read as part of the Winter 08 Reading Challenge, Read a book that has a “W” for Winter.
Rating 5 out 5 a must read for everyone.