by Jason F. Wright (Goodreads Author)
Aug 15, 2015
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.
I found the book to be a sweet, touching, emotional story about a family and the secrets they have kept from one another and their challenges they have had along the way. Each family member had a valid reason for their secrets. As the secrets start to unravel, the book becomes more mysterious. I like those kind of stories. I always try to guess the outcomes and I was quite surprised with some of them in this book. The author kept me guessing until the end.
I also like how Jack wrote letters to his wife every Wed. throughout their marriage. They turned into a diary about his feelings, events in their marriage, his devotion to her and their family challenges. The story unravels through these letters.
The book sends the message that whatever happens in life, good or bad, we should always forgive one another. I found it hard to forgive some of the things that happened in this book. You will have to read the book to see what they are.