The Wedding Letters (Hardcover)
From New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters comes the completion of one family's journey to survive their past and forge their own future. With no more secrets . . .
When Noah Cooper bumps into Rachel, it's love at first sight, at least for Noah. Rachel isn't so sure. But Noah's charm pays off, and he introduces his bride-to-be to a special Cooper family tradition &mdash 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.
- Pages: 320
- Published: September 2011
- Book on CD: Unabridged
- Number of Discs: 6
- Run Time: Approx. 8 hrs.
- Size: 6 x 9
About the Author
Jason Wright is a New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters, and his articles have appeared in over fifty newspapers and magazines across the United States. A popular speaker, Jason has been seen on CNN, FoxNews, C-SPAN, and on local television affiliates around the country. Jason and his wife, Kodi, live in Virginia with their four children.
April 14, 2011
Killing him was unavoidable.
Noah saw the fat squirrel plop off the curb and lumber like a sumo wrestler across Ox Road. The animal reached the center line before doubling back into the path of Noah’s gold 2006 Dodge Dakota.
“Dude!” Noah shouted above the thuds and clunks. He yanked the wheel to the right much harder than he intended. First he thumped the squirrel, then he hopped the crumbling low curb, before finally hitting a woman riding a bright green mountain bike.
He was pale and mumbling a few of his mother’s replacement swear words as he jumped out of the truck. “Are you OK?”
The woman, lying some five feet from the front right corner of the truck, rolled onto her back, one foot stuck between the bike’s rear tire and the chain. Her hand went to a bleeding raspberry on her left cheek. One temple of a cracked pair of Oakley sunglasses poked out from under her bike helmet.
“Are you all right? I am so sorry. I totally did not see you.” He pulled his cell phone from his pocket and dialed 911.
The woman unhooked her helmet below her chin and tossed it to the side. “Oh, really?” she said. She struggled to remove her backpack from both shoulders.
Noah reported the accident and he thought he heard the 911 operator say she’d stay on the line until help arrived, but he hung up anyway. “Totally didn’t see you.” Noah dropped to one knee. “Is anything broken?”
She tried to sit up but couldn’t free her foot. “You mean besides my bike?”
“Let me,” Noah said. “Hold on.” He pushed the chain the rest of the way off its sprocket and tried to pull her foot forward.
“That hurts, no! That hurts! What is wrong with you?”
“Does it matter, you idiot? The foot, the ankle—it all hurts.” She put one hand on her forehead and the other back on the raspberry on her cheek.
“You might be in shock. Just stay down.” Noah jumped up and moved to the other side of the bike’s bent frame. He lifted and twisted it a few degrees until the woman could remove her foot without contact.
She sat up, braced herself with her palms flat on the sidewalk, and looked up at the sky. “Really God? Today? Really?”
Noah sat near her. “Take a deep breath. I feel so terrible. My gosh. Really terrible. The ambulance should be here soon.” He stuck his hand out. “I’m sorry, I’m Noah Cooper. I didn’t get your name.”
“When exactly would you have gotten my name? Before or after running me down?” She rubbed her hands together, dislodging tiny pebbles, before shaking his hand. “Rachel.” She held his hand firmly an extra beat before adding, “And you nearly killed me.”
“Yeah, sorry, I realize that.” He pointed to the lump of sumo squirrel in the road. “I was avoiding him.”
“Yeah, I realize that, too.”
Rachel stretched her neck to the left and right, and they sat quietly until Rachel began removing her shoe.
“Can I help?”
Rachel’s eyes said, Haven’t you helped enough?
“I’ll just move the truck. Be right back.” Noah heard Rachel mutter something that was definitely not one of his mother’s replacement swear words. He hopped in the truck, put it in reverse, rolled off the sidewalk, and backed into a parking space. An ambulance and a Fairfax County police cruiser arrived on scene just as Noah returned.
While the EMTs treated Rachel, an officer named Kusel stood next to Noah, asking questions and filling out an accident report.
“Just look at it,” Noah said, leading Kusel to the squirrel. “It’s the fattest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Kusel smiled, made a note on his report, and quipped, “You obviously haven’t met my ex-wife.”
The two men laughed and Noah glanced at Rachel, who was watching them as she was being strapped onto a backboard. Her look could have killed a thousand fat squirrels.
“No, we’re not—” He gestured at the roadkill. “Oh, forget it.”
Kusel continued scribbling his report, followed that with a quick ticket for Noah, and said he’d be trailing the ambulance to the hospital to finish his paperwork.
“Can I come too? I want to be sure she’s going to be all right.”
They both looked at the ambulance. With the rear door open, they could see three EMTs hovering over Rachel. One knelt at her feet, fastening a black brace to her ankle, another appeared to be checking her pulse, and the last made notes on a clipboard.
“You’ll take care of the bike?” Kusel asked.
“Fine. Toss it in the truck and hop in with me.”
The two followed the ambulance along the edge of the George Mason University campus, then on to the parkway toward Inova Fairfax Hospital. Noah explained that he’d been heading to an exam study group. He quickly sent a text to a friend with the news he’d be late.
“What are you studying?”
“I’m graduating, hopefully in a couple weeks, with a BFA.”
“Fine arts?” Kusel asked.
“Yeah,” Noah said, impressed.
Officer Kusel noticed. “Not all cops are idiots,” he said. “No matter what the ex says.”
The small talk continued. Noah explained he was from Woodstock, Virginia, about ninety miles to the west. “Ever been out on 66? Just keep going until you hit 81, then go south fifteen or twenty miles. There’s Woodstock.”
Kusel cocked his head. “The same one where—”
“No, not that Woodstock,” Noah stopped him. “Not the one where people got hammered and mud-wrestled in their underwear.”
“Too bad,” Kusel chuckled. Moments later, he pulled up behind the ambulance parked under the Emergency Room canopy and turned off the cruiser. “Here we go.”
They followed Rachel on her rolling stretcher through the ER’s automatic doors and into a treatment bay. They stood aside as she was carefully transferred to a hospital gurney. Then an EMT gathered a signature, handed over a report, dropped Rachel’s backpack in a chair, and disappeared.
“Everything looks fine,” a nurse said to Rachel, scanning the report. “Nothing urgent. A doctor will be right here, OK, sweetie?”
For five minutes Noah stood just outside the curtain and listened as Officer Kusel took Rachel’s colorful statement. When he finished, he said good-bye with a greasy wink, slapped Noah on the back as he passed, and strode toward the nurses’ station.
Noah stepped in, closed the curtain behind him, and approached Rachel’s bedside. “You hanging in there?”
“You’re still here? I thought you’d be arrested by now.”
“Ha-ha. Of course I’m still here.”
“You really don’t need to be.”
“Yes, I’m pretty sure I do. Are you in pain?”
She shook her head and relaxed. “No, they gave me something on the ride over.”
“What else can I do? I am really sorry about all this.”
She contemplated. “Can you go to a meeting back on campus for me?”
“Sure,” Noah answered with utter confidence. “Anything. Name it. I’m your guy.”
“Great, hand me my backpack, Superman.”
He did and she rifled through it, producing a folder bulging with notes. She held it out to him. “Can you defend my master’s thesis?”
Noah didn’t know whether to run, cry, or run away crying. “You’re kidding.”
“No, I’m afraid I’m not.”
He sat in a chair near the bed. “I am so sorry. So totally and completely sorry.”
Rachel shoved the folder back in her bag and held it out for him. He took it and set it on the floor.
“Don’t worry. It’s covered,” she said. “I texted my advisor from the ambulance. Turns out there are not many things that get you this kind of reprieve, but being run over by a truck is one of them.” She half-smiled at him, and for the first time since the accident, Noah exhaled fully and took a deep, calming breath.
Noah reeled her into playing get-to-know-you while they waited over a half hour for a doctor.
Noah told her how thrilled he was to be graduating with an art degree and about his dream of publishing children’s books. “I’m the next David Wiesner.”
Rachel gave him her last name. “It’s Kaplan.” She also mentioned her graduate degree, an MA in sociology, and her master’s thesis: “Private Sector Cures to Inner-City Violence in Washington, DC.”
“Does me hitting you with my truck count as inner-city violence?”
Rachel laughed, even though she really didn’t want to. It wasn’t much, Noah thought, but it was definitely a laugh. He nearly lost himself in the realization that her eyes were as bright and big and beautiful as he’d ever seen.
Eventually a doctor came. He checked the bruise on Rachel’s cheek, applied a fresh bandage, and manipulated Rachel’s ankle in every possible direction before ordering X-rays.
An hour later, the same doctor told Rachel she had a high ankle sprain, but no break. He wrapped it, advised her to apply ice and to stay off it for a few days. He gave her an extra bandage, crutches, a prescription for an anti-inflammatory drug, and sent her home.
Noah helped Rachel into a cab and surprised her by getting in the other side.
“Are you kidding me? We’re sharing cabs now?”
“I’ve got your bike in my truck. You want it back, don’t you?”
“You’re insufferable!” She laughed, but was already thinking: More like irresistible.
They took the cab back to his truck near the GMU campus. Noah drove them to a CVS pharmacy, insisted on paying for the prescription and re-freezable ice pack, and then followed Rachel’s directions to an apartment complex a few miles away.
He helped her up a flight of stairs to her front door and held it open as she hobbled inside. Without turning around or stopping her momentum, she said, “Yes, you can come in.”
Noah put the ice pack in the freezer and filled a small bag of ice to use in the meantime. He also slid the coffee table close enough for her foot, and, without being asked, searched for and found a pillow to go underneath it. Though she begged him not to, he scavenged through her refrigerator and found Chinese food. “How old?” he asked.
“Three months,” she called back into the kitchen.
“It’s from last night.” Again without her blessing, he warmed the food in the microwave and the two shared what was left of orange chicken and noodles.
Noah asked about roommates and learned Rachel hadn’t had one since finishing her undergrad. He didn’t comment, but it was clear to Noah from the unusually nice college apartment and its furnishings that Rachel didn’t need a roommate to make her monthly rent.
Rachel asked about his roommates, and Noah said that with their divergent schedules he hardly knew them. “They put a check on the corkboard every month, that’s about it.”
Noah asked about Rachel’s family.
She said very little.
Rachel asked about his, and Noah talked for ten minutes.
An hour after arriving, he left with a pledge to get the bike fixed and return it ASAP.
A week later, after twenty-two text messages from him and ten increasingly friendly messages back, Noah returned with a good-as-new bike, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, and something he’d visited six toy stores to find: a fat, plush, stuffed squirrel.
Heartwarming and romantic
by Customer - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I was a little hesitant about starting this book but realized after a few chapters how wrong I was. I love the idea of the wedding letters and the closeness of this family. A great read.
Great story of love and acceptance
by Tullis - reviewed on October 23, 2011
Wedding Letters had me from the beginning. I loved the characters from timid and shy to bold acceptance and how we as imperfect people can all come together.
by Edna - reviewed on October 28, 2011
The Wedding Letter. was very interesting, and fun to read. It keeped my interest to the end of the book. I will recommend it to others.
by SHERYL - reviewed on October 20, 2011
a peaceful, fun read. just grab the book, hot chocolate and a comfy chair for a good time
by Wendy - reviewed on October 31, 2011
The Wedding Letters had me laughing from the first paragraph! From the sumo wrestler squirrel to the whole Cooper family, this book had me turning the pages. This is a easy and fun book to read!
A humorous and suspenseful read.
by Sherry - reviewed on October 13, 2011
Wedding Letters is a sequel to Wednesday Letters and if you liked Wednesday Letters you will like Wedding Letters also. It is humorous and suspenseful. The story captures the love and meaning of family despite all the daily trials and mistakes of the past. This is a good fun read.
by Nan - reviewed on October 23, 2011
Well worth the read. Wish I had and A&P in my life. I would have enjoyed receiving "Wedding Letters" as a gift.
a page turner
by Melissa - reviewed on October 23, 2011
I really enjoyed the book. I loved the way that Noah & Rachel met. I love how you bring the family together. It is a 5 star book *****
Wedding letters what a great idea
by Customer - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I enjoyed reading this book. Noah and Rachel come from different backgrounds but they are able to be connected with the ideas that come from letters. It all makes sense. So many times people aren't forgiving. It can sure get in the way of relationships. Hoping in the future to write some wedding letters to upcoming weddings in my family. Thanks for the great idea. Letter writing is becoming a lost art .
by Colbi - reviewed on October 31, 2011
The Wedding Letters was absolutely amazing! It had so much deep life wisdom that can be used in any situation. Jason Wright uses so many different life situations and the strengths that come from it. What I really got from this book was that family and love last though all hardships. It just takes hard work, patience, forgiveness, and true love.
Easy, Fast Read
by Sidney - reviewed on October 23, 2011
I really enjoyed "The Wednesday Letters" but Wedding Letters not a favorite for me. Wedding Letters was a easy read, simple story, good feeling at the end, but not a read that I would pick up again.
easy read great book to relax with
by Customer - reviewed on October 31, 2011
Easy read, the begining was an attention getter and the twist in the middle was great, the ending was great.
GREAT STORY ON HOW TO GROW LOVE
by Deanna - reviewed on October 31, 2011
The advice to the bride & groom was really wonderful. You must grow love each day or eventually it will die. Always put the other first in marriage. Every body has trials to over come. We must never give up.
by Chelsie - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I was a skeptic during the first chapters in this novel, but was won over by the honesty and sincerity (as well as plain good ole' fashioned advice) on marriage. The characters were likable and believable and the intertwining of perspectives helps you to feel involved in the plot. Well done.
Wonderfuly written and inspiring!
by Kelsie - reviewed on November 01, 2011
This was such a great book. I loved Wednesday Letters and fell in love with this story as well. It has characters that you can easily relate to and you fall in love with them from the very beginning. It is a moving story about the relationship of two people and how they overcome all obstacles in their way. The letters that are shared are very inspiring as well.
I thuoroughly enjoyed the Wedding Letters
by Jill - reviewed on October 31, 2011
The Wedding Letters was a fantastic book. The fun, romantic banter between Rachel and Noah kept me glued to the book. I loved the insight and the different perspectives the letters gave to marriage and it made me wish someone had given me letters when I got married! I think everyone could benefit from reading this book not just people who are married. I loved how it all came together in the end and I ended up closing the book with a smile on my face.
loved this book
by Raechal - reviewed on November 01, 2011
wedding letters was a super cute and inspiring book. it is an easy read, but is very in depth with the characters personalities and the struggles that they all go through and overcome. it makes you curious and pulls you in from the very beginning!
Great marriage refresher course!
by Cindy - reviewed on October 31, 2011
Thought provoking story with a great twist at the end. Gave me advice to ponder and possibly aply to my own marriage and relationships. Very refreshing in a world that isn't always positive about marriage. I would recommend this book to anyone in a relationship or considering one!
Cute and Inspiring
by Kristen - reviewed on October 31, 2011
This is the first book of Jason F. Wright's that I have read, and I thought that the idea behind the story was very sweet and inspiring. I especially enjoyed reading the letters in the book, and felt as though they were well-written from many different people's points-of-views. It's an interesting book with a some twists and turns that will keep readers interested.
FUN TO READ
by CHARLENE - reviewed on October 31, 2011
It was a great and fun second book to the Wednesday Letters. I enjoyed it because it was about a family which we all have, but not as descriptive as I would have liked...one I would read again. It sounds like a third sequel might be in the works....it will be fun to read the continuation of the Cooper family.
by ANNABELLE - reviewed on October 31, 2011
The letters that Jack Cooper wrote his wife every week were so honest and heartfelt(not something you see much anymore), it made me all the more excited to read The Wedding Letters. What a wonderful idea! This book has a sweet love story, but what I liked about it was the family values it taught. This family goes through quite a bit, and yet they find strength in one another and in the legacy of loyalty that Jack and Laurel Cooper left behind.
by Laurie - reviewed on October 28, 2011
It was nice to reconnect with characters we had grown fond of in Wednesday Letters. There is no replacement to a thoughtful or loving letter.
a page turner
by Melissa - reviewed on October 23, 2011
I really enjoyed the book. I like your traditions in your books, Jason. I also like bringing the family together. It was very intriging. It was great how Noah & Rachel met. I liked that. I give this book a 4 star rating.****
by Tessa - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I enjoyed reading the Wedding Letters. It was fun reading about the Coopers and their friends again and to find out the rest of the story. It was a tiny bit predictable, but overall was a fun read. Definitely would recommend for Christmas gifts.
by Koloni - reviewed on November 01, 2011
I absolutely loved this book! I enjoyed every minute of it! Jason Wright captures the reader in the first few paragraphs, and I was hooked. I would recommend this book to anyone!
Great story! Couldn't put it down
by Cristi - reviewed on October 13, 2011
I loved The Wedding Letters and thought it was a great follow up to The Wednesday Letters. I actually read this book in one day! I really enjoy Jason Wright's style of writing and how real he makes his characters. They are not perfect and I think that is one of the reasons I fell in love with them. I do wish the the ending had not been wrapped up so quickly. Although, I wish that with a lot of books. I will definitely be doing wedding letters for my children when they get married.
Another great book from Jason F. Wright!
by Heidi - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I have loved every book from Jason Wright that I have read, and The Wedding Letters was no exception. I felt a closeness to the characters and enjoyed his development of them, especially Noah and Rachel. Unexpected twists make this a compelling read. It was hard to put down!
Wedding Letters was a very well written book!
by Susan - reviewed on October 14, 2011
I love Jason Wright books. Starting with Christmas Jars to Wedding Letters. I didn't want to put it down. After reading a little of it I decided I needed to re-listen to Wednesday Letters. I didn't want to miss some of the details that were in Wedding Letters because I had forgotten things from the Wednesday Letters. I am so glad I did that, it made the book so much better. I'd recommend Wedding Letters to everyone to read. I loved it!! He is an exceptional writer!! READ IT!!! Sue
The Wedding Letters
by Esther - reviewed on October 31, 2011
If you loved The Wednesday's Letters you will love the Wedding Letters! The Wedding Letters continues favorite characters in the memorable setting of Virginia.
Another Best Seller
by Trudi - reviewed on October 14, 2011
Jason has the ability to make his characters come alive. You wished you could move in and be their neighbors. A great read. Thanks
Enjoyable book to read
by Trishelle - reviewed on October 22, 2011
I enjoyed reading The Wedding Letters. I found the beginning a bit confusing because I hadn't read the Wednesday Letters. Once I read the Wednesday Letters, the Wedding Letters made much more sense. It was a happy and fun book to read.
It was a sweet sequel to the Wednesday Letters, and a great continuation of a memorable family.
by Lauren - reviewed on October 14, 2011
It was an adorable book, making you want to go back and read the original book. It follows Malcom and Raine's son as he begins his life with his fiance'. Secrects emerge and Rachels heart is torn but, as the old saying goes, love triuphms all. A sweet novel of life, love and happiness.
not to sure
by Benjamin - reviewed on October 22, 2011
Honestly if it wasn't for the ending (which almost got me crying) i would hate this book forever. It just took forever to get into, you really dont pick up the plot till about chapter 11 and the rest just draged on, and on, and on. It has alot of potential, but didn't quite make it to the top.
Comes to Life!
by Laura - reviewed on October 22, 2011
This book is wonderful! The characters come to life and make you fall in love with them. I was drawn into this story and did not want to put the book down. I learned lessons about marriage and relationships that I will take into my life and I also want to stay in a B&B some day.. :) I just loved this book!
such a great idea to do wedding letters
by leslie - reviewed on October 21, 2011
Good love story, left you wondering if they were going to make it , so many problems, interesting her mom would bring it up just before her wedding. When my next daughter gets married we will do wedding letters, great idea!!
Another great read by Jason Wright!
by Sandy - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I was looking forward to reading the Wedding Letters, after reading several other books by Jason Wright. It did not dissappoint. Once again he has written a great story full of family, friends, and tradition. Nice, easy, enjoyable read.
A great real life love story.
by Jennifer - reviewed on October 22, 2011
I loved this book, almost more than I liked The Wednesday Letters. It's a great story, involving the same wonderful family from the first book. This book continues with Noah and his story. I especially loved the different wedding letters, they had wonderful, real advice for newleyweds and not so newleyweds. Fantastic book!
A treasure of a book and an inspiration to create a book of wedding letters for someone we love!
by anna - reviewed on October 14, 2011
Wedding Letters is another one of Jason Wright's great books. Lots of twists and turns and wondering whether things will ever work out for this young couple carry the reader to a happy conclusion. Jason is masterful in creating memorable characters. One of Jasons's gifts is writing books that not only entertain but inspire readers to act. This book makes me want to leave a legacy to a young couple that I love by compiling a book of wedding letters. This book is a treasure as a book of wedding letters would be for those we care about.
by Lacey - reviewed on October 14, 2011
I have to be honest, I have not read The Wednesday Letters but I did know the basic plot of the book before I read this one. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Very Sweet Romance novel. Though there wasn't a ton of depth to the characters, and I somewhat felt myself wanting more, I do have to admit this book almost brought me to tears a few times--because of how sweet the letters were in the book. It makes you want to have better relationship with your loved ones.
Real life romance
by Kathryn - reviewed on October 28, 2011
Jason Wright has done it again! This book is an easy enjoyable read. I loved that it showed real life situations that the characters worked through. Not only do you connect with the characters, but it leaves you wanting to start your own tradition. Jason Wright also makes it easy for you to picture the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This is a book that I will definitely read again.
by Melinda - reviewed on October 15, 2011
Absolutely loved this book! Enjoyed the progression of characters, the twists and turns, and the triumphant ending. It was hard to put it down!
Jason Wright creates books that entertain as well as inspire us to act!
by anna - reviewed on October 16, 2011
Jason Wright has done it again! He has used his gift to entertain as well as to inspire us to act on what we have read. All of his books have led me to want to change something in my life or to do something that I have neglected to do or something I have never even thought to do. Jason has a true gift to create memorable characters as well as engaging plots. I enjoyed this book and have come away wanting to create a wedding book for someone I love.
Best of Jason Wright!
by Paula - reviewed on October 17, 2011
I really enjoyed this book. The people were warm and caring. The advice was real and not sappy. This was even better than Wednesday Letters. Many different types of relationships were explored and genuine love and forgiveness were mixed in with romance and a sense of community. A must read!
Captivating quick read!
by Laurie - reviewed on October 24, 2011
I loved The Wednesday Letters and was excited to read Jason Wright's new book. I was not disappointed! The characters in The Wedding Letters catch your attention and draw you into their lives. Great wit and sweet sorrow with a wonderful ending!
You'll be swept away!
by John - reviewed on October 28, 2011
The Wedding Letters will sweep you away and stir up emotions as you are taken back to the quaint little community in the Shenendoah Valley. Jason Wright has done another wonderful job as he continues to tell the legacy of Jack and Laurel and what's become not only of their bed and breakfast, but of the lives of those they loved.
by Customer - reviewed on October 28, 2011
This was a rewarding book to read. It was a great book and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and having a wonderful experience getting into the book. I was never led astray and was always on the edge of my seat when something was going to happen. I didn't really expect the ending at all and I was really surprised. I enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone. If you have questions about relationships, this is the book for you. I feel like making the wedding letters a tradition in my family
I want my set of Wedding Letters!
by Suzanne - reviewed on October 24, 2011
Reading this book made me want my own set of Wedding Letters or even to start this tradition in my family. I loved the advice given in the letters and how each reader could learn from them. The intertwining love stories makes it a fun read!
slow start but was a great ending to a suspensful novel
by Paula - reviewed on October 24, 2011
Liked the book, but was a little slow in the beginning. Enjoyed the suspense, the romance and the ending. Would be fun to have that tradition in our family.
Interesting concept for a gift for newly weds
by Nedra - reviewed on October 28, 2011
This was my first time to read a book by Jason Wright. I wish I had read the Wednesday Letters first so I would have understood the characters a little better. I enjoyed the concept of Wedding letters being given as a present to newly marrieds. In fact, I just had a daughter get married and I think Wedding Letters and advice from friends and relatives would have made a wonderful gift. My favorite part of the book was reading the actual letters. They contained a lot of wisdom and seasoned advice.
Felt like I was there!
by Debbie - reviewed on October 17, 2011
A unique beginning to a multi-layered love story caught my attention from the very first words of Jason Wright’s, “Wedding Letters.” This story is one of traditions and dreams, real-life experiences, startling confessions and shattered memories, broken hearts, surprises, and understanding. The characters felt like my friends, family, and neighbors and I laughed, cried, and celebrated right along with them!
It's all about eveyday family
by Sally - reviewed on October 24, 2011
I listened to the c.d. it was fun to listen to I thought that it was good I really enjoyed the advice that the letters gave may. This book had everything in it love, the meaning of family even when their is hardships and trials within a family. How to forgive others, It made me think that families aren't always perfect. Also when you are hurt you have to just go on one day at a time. Things do work out one day don't they? Even when things don't always go the way you thought that it should. It's all about family the ins and outs of everyday life.
Slow - expect the unexpected
by Margie - reviewed on October 28, 2011
This book was very slow moving but enjoyable. I appreciated the relationships amongst the characters and the sense of family and friendship that existed. A few curve balls were thrown in for good measure but the outcomes were good for everyone.
It's time for a reunion at Domus Jefferson.
by Bunny - reviewed on October 24, 2011
If you're one of the many fans of Jason Wright's Wednesday Letters, you're going to cheer as you read The Wedding Letters. Wright's latest installment in the Wednesday Letters saga will leave you feeling like you're visiting old friends. You'll get to catch up on the lives of Cooper family as well as share in the lives of some new characters. This story centers around the now grown up Noah Cooper and his girlfriend Rachel. You'll find yourself smiling, laughing and even crying as you share their journey from an unorthodox meeting to what might or might not be wedding bells at Domus Jefferson! Pick up your copy of The Wedding Letters today and immerse yourself in the comfort of old friends.
warm and thoughtful
by david - reviewed on October 29, 2011
I liked the book and thought the idea of the wedding letters was well done.
Gave me an idea to start this in my family!
by Debbie - reviewed on October 17, 2011
This was a great book. I had to review my Wednesday letters to remember the characters, however, when I did, what a great story. Once again Jason Wright keeps you captivated. I can relate to stories from our past, that can affect our futures, and finding out, that love does triumph. I would love to start this tradition for my family.
An enjoyable short read with a Happy ending.
by LaRita - reviewed on October 24, 2011
I am an avid reader and I love good wholesome books to read. Jason F. Wright is an author I would read again and again. I enjoyed Wedding Letters and I think it is a lovely idea to write such letters for a couple getting married. I liked the clean love story and happy ending. Left to your hopeful imagination is room for forgiveness and more healing for Stephanie, Rachel and her father. Thanks again, Jason A fan, LaRita
Homey and Encouraging
by Marie - reviewed on October 17, 2011
Since it had been some time since I had read "The Wednesday Letters," the characters I first re-met in "The Wedding Letters" were a little fuzzy. But, I was quickly won over by the story line. In fact, the first page had me hooked. Jason Wright is a great storyteller. The fact that I used to live in Virginia near where the story takes place was an added bonus. With his descriptive writing of the Shenandoah Valley, I felt at home again.
This is a very goodbook about love, relationships, and ownership.
by Maudie - reviewed on October 29, 2011
This is a very interesting book. It's theme centers on relationships. It tells of the developing love between Noah and Rachel, and the impact of Rachel's parents' choices as she learns the truth about her past. A secondary theme is enacted as A&P works to ensure that ownership of the inn stays in the family. The history of the family is told through the Wedding Letters, letters of encouragement and advice written to Noah's parents on their wedding day by friends and family. Through A%P's efforts, that tradition continues as she collects letters for Noah and Rachel.
by Jessica - reviewed on November 01, 2011
This is fun, easy, and enjoyable read! I love the idea of "wedding letters" and this idea was a great contributor to the story. The story is similar in many ways to a Nicholas Sparks novel, so if you like his books you will like this one.
A super dramatic love story that makes you fall in love with the characters!
by Mindi - reviewed on October 17, 2011
I absolutely love Jason Wright's style of writing. I have never been much of a Fiction reader but The Wednesday Letters and The Wedding Letters have been two of my favorite books. I absolutely fell in love with Noah and how much he loved Rachel. The twists and turns and family secrets/suprises kept me so intrigued. I read these two books in 2 days because I just needed to know the rest of the story. I love the clips but I hope someday these stories come out as movies!
Great read of twists and turns with our old friends, the Coopers
by Jared - reviewed on October 29, 2011
It's been a few years since I read Wednesday Letters, but Jason Wright gives enough detail to bring you back into the Cooper family without making you feel like you've lost time or details since we visited the family 20 years ago. Reading the Wedding Letters felt like catching up with some long lost friends and kept me wanting to know how they were going to resolve each challenge that presented itself.
A joy to read....
by Natalie - reviewed on November 02, 2011
Jason Wright has done it again. The Wedding Letters is refreshing and original. I must admit "The Wednesday Letters" was not my favorite, but this book felt entirely different for me. I really connected with it. The characters are brought to life and this story has a great flow to it!!! I truly enjoyed reading it.
by Court - reviewed on October 29, 2011
The Wedding Letters is an easy read, it is a good book to read if you need a pick me up to help you feel better. In the book is great relationships between family of supporting one another and finding love in everyone and everything. It helps you realize that life will go on, things will always get better, and to enjoy every second you can. Very cute book!
A roller coaster from start to finish...
by Shannon - reviewed on October 17, 2011
This book was a great read! As a Jason Wright fan, I was looking forward to this sequel to Wednesday Letters, and I was not disappointed. It had everything a good fiction book should have: romance, twists and turns, break ups and make ups, the whole package! Not a book to skip!
by Becky - reviewed on November 01, 2011
Easy and entertaining read. I really liked this story, the characters, and the setting. I especially liked the romance of Noah and Rachel. The writing was good, it kept my interest, and was a great book to curl up in bed and read.
Sweet and Uplifting
by Linda - reviewed on October 29, 2011
After falling in love with The Wednesday Letters readers sent their own stories into the author after reading The Wednesday Letters and he incorporated these real-life stories into this new novel: The Wedding Letters. Wednesday Letters was wonderful and The Wedding Letters continues the tradition. You befriend the characters and get lost in their lives. You laugh with them, cry with them, and will enjoy every moment that you can become lost in the pages of The Wedding Letters.
Perfect Way to Begin a Marriage!
by Michelle - reviewed on November 01, 2011
What a thoughtful book! It allowed me to follow the Journey of these 2 young people as well as see the beauty of writing a letter as a gift. I would recommend it to all my friends.
Lovely Love Story
by Loni - reviewed on October 29, 2011
This story continues from the Wednesday Letters and follows in "Nicholas Sparks" love story tradition. I liked this follow-up story even better than the Wednesday Letters. Who knew a squirrel would cause two radically different people to (literally) run into each other and fall in love? Overcoming secrets of the past and fighting for what and who you love help the plot to thicken in the middle with a predictably "happily-ever-after" ending (which I prefer over the alternative, even if it all came together in a semi-unrealistic way). Finished this book around a campfire and admit I shed a few tears over the story. My kids would tell you that's not unusual as I also cry at Harry Potter, Campbell's Soup Commercials and Mormon Ads.
More of the same.....
by Customer - reviewed on October 17, 2011
Wright's book is simplified nonsense.
A Good Read
by Amy - reviewed on October 29, 2011
The Wedding Letters book was a great conclusion to the Cooper family saga. I loved how Noah and Rachel met and that love blossomed from it. It was nice that the problems they encountered were relevant to this day and age and that they were overcomeable. There were a few twists that I wasn't expecting which made the book more endearing. Jason Wright does a great job with making you think about life's lessons in anything he writes.
I love this family tradition..
by Paulette - reviewed on November 04, 2011
I am a long time fan of Jason Wright. Our book club has read and discussed all of his books. I particularly came to love this family with all their talents and flaws in "The Wednesday Letters", for their love and devotion to each other in all circumstances. "The Wedding Letters" is a natural sequel that simply puts all that love into written form. It is a tradition I am going to start in my own family, beginning with the one who is already married!
A delightful, quick read of mystery, love of home and family, tradition and surprise after surprise.
by Debbie - reviewed on October 25, 2011
I quickly read "The Wednesday Letters" just in case "The Wedding Letters" was a sequel to the first book. I'm so glad I did, or I think I would have been lost. I really enjoyed both books and they really are both a "quick read." I tried "second guessing" the mysteries that threaded thru the whole book, and in the end, I was wrong!!! ...and I, too, would love to have an A&P in my life!
by Derek - reviewed on October 29, 2011
If you are looking for a book that doesn't take you very much effort to get through, Wedding Letters is the book for you. Enjoy a quick visit back to Domus Jefferson. The Wedding Letter overall is inspiring quick read.
Very enjoyable book
by Customer - reviewed on November 07, 2011
I listened to this book on CD. It was very good and kept my interest. At times it dragged a little.
by Melissa - reviewed on October 29, 2011
I have never read any of Jason's books. So i wasn't sure about this one but I have to say I liked it, a lot! His writing style is different but it will keep you laughing and flipping the pages for more Noah and Rachel!
I loved catching up with the Cooper family and my stay at the Domus Jefferson Inn!
by Marta - reviewed on October 17, 2011
I enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with the whole Cooper family. I felt like I was AT the Domus Jefferson Inn feeling the family atmosphere and dynamics. The message of the book was timely for me, helping me to remember that I have an opportunity to decide to decide every decision in my life, each day... great read, couldn't put it down.
by April - reviewed on October 17, 2011
This was my first Jason Wright book and I couldn't put it down. It was fantastic. Now I want to read the Wednesday Letters so I know the back story.
by t - reviewed on October 18, 2011
This book took a different view at the story it was telling, which was refreshing! I really enjoyed learning about all the characters, their backgrounds came so naturally in the reading. A wonderful read!
by Malibu - reviewed on October 29, 2011
A pleasant drive down into the Shendoah Valley, filled with the expected quirky neighbors and relatives. If you liked the Wednesday Letters, this is a nice addendum. If you are looking for something with more substance, I would try Wright's The Cross Gardner.
A good simple read.
by Sarah - reviewed on October 29, 2011
It was a little slow the first couple of chapters, but it didn't take long to fall in love with the family and there stories. I felt the ending was a little predictable, but a fun love story I liked the book.
Easy and Relaxing Read
by DeAnne - reviewed on October 18, 2011
Wright's book is a good feel story. Fiction at its best.
A feel-good escape...
by Jenifer - reviewed on October 30, 2011
Wish I had read The Wednesday Letters first, after having read a chapter or two. The Wedding Letters is well written and captivating. I found myself thinking about the book on the days I couldn't make time to read. Enjoyed every page of it. Now I will go back and read The Wednesday Letters!
Different but good
by Leticia - reviewed on October 29, 2011
This book has a unique concept and it kept me flipping the pages. The story was heartwarming and I liked reading about the real life situations, and I really liked the marriage advice in the letters, it reminded me of how important my marriage is and the strong bonds me and my spouse share.
Loved this book
by Phyllis - reviewed on October 18, 2011
FAMILY!!!!!!!good times, bad times, always pulling together no matter the trials. It really touched my heart.
by Leslie - reviewed on October 25, 2011
This was a great sequel to the first book "The Wednesday Letters." It has twists and turns that I had not expected. In the book one of the characters talks about fate and how you have to work really hard for something, in their case a relationship. I think that can be said of anything that means something to you, whether a job(s), home, family, etc. As always, Jason F. Wright delivers some excellent advise and will also have you shed a few tears.
Captivating right from the start!
by Customer - reviewed on October 18, 2011
Felt like I was a guest at the Inn myself enjoying the fun, friendships, heartaches, and triumphs right along with the Cooper family. I really enjoy reading Jason Wright's books and look forward to his next one.
This is a well written easy read.
by Doris - reviewed on October 30, 2011
I have not read the Wednesday letters, but reading the wedding letters makes me want to read it. I really liked Jason Wrights writing style. He kept me interested and wanting to know what was going to happen next and how they were going to work through the conflict. I always love it when a book ends with a surprise and this one does not disappoint. I highly recommend reading this book. Its an engrossing easy read with good humor and a romance too.
What a heart warning book!
by Marillyn - reviewed on November 02, 2011
I loved the Wednesday Letters and this is such a great sequel to carry on and start new family traditions. But the idea I enjoyed more was the family history that was being passed onto a new generation and how important it was to family and friends.
Self improvement learning experience
by Barbara - reviewed on October 26, 2011
My favorite type of fiction are those I can learn from. Jason Wright once again writes in a way that causes introspection immediately. I loved one of the first letters Rachel read of her future in-laws, Malcolm & Rain, to learn to take interest and participate in your spouses loves/interests. Wish I would have received all the great advice from these letters as I first began life with my husband so many years ago. I will definitely include this book in my future wedding gift baskets.
Nice story, but author tried to wrap up the ending too quickly
by Lorna - reviewed on October 30, 2011
This sequel to The Wednesday Letters, was not as interesting as the original book. The Wedding Letters was a little slow in developing the story line, but then the author hurried through the ending in just a few pages. The ending was also very predictable, so I was a little disappointed.
by Hollee - reviewed on November 03, 2011
I really enjoyed the story line and will definitely read more books from Jason Wright.
Realistic characters and a great plot
by Rachel - reviewed on October 18, 2011
Jason Wright’s writing is excellent! The characters in the book come to life displaying feelings and quirks that make you think they are real people, and the relationships between the characters are both entertaining and touching. I addition to great characterization, the Wedding Letters also has an entertaining and intriguing plot, full of plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a great read.
OK but not Great
by Ilene - reviewed on October 30, 2011
I started this book, thinking I was going to be blown away by the depth of it. I was sadly disappointed. It was cute in its own weird way, and definitely an easy read, but I found it to be shallow and flat all the way through. The plot was fairly dull and predictable, while all the conflict centered on one person. It just wasn't realistic. It was just a bad, cheesy fairy tale.
A wonderful story which personifies family values
by Monica - reviewed on October 18, 2011
Jason F. Wright has again crafted a compelling story following in the tradition of The Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters. The Wedding Letters continue the story of the Cooper family, focusing on Noah Cooper, Malcolm and Rain's son. Noah and his fiancee, Rachel, are planning their wedding when a devastating secret from Rachel's past threatens to steal her and Noah's future happiness. The Cooper family along with other beloved returning characters show Rachel what the Cooper's believe about family, love, and forgiveness. I really enjoyed the story and the family values it personifies.
Truly an inspirational read no matter your marital status
by Julie - reviewed on October 25, 2011
Right now in my life and in my marriage, reading a feel-good book about romance and wedding letters wasn't exactly how I wanted to spend a few days. But oh how wrong I had been! The thoughts, messages, advice and inspiration shared in this novel and especially the wedding letters really helped me in my current marital situation. It's always good to be reminded of the basic foundations of a good marriage. Aside from the marriage advice, the stories of the couples, all at different stages of life, were so heartwarming and I felt like they were my relatives. I wanted to spend a weekend with them at their B&B. Read this book. You won't be disappointed!!!
Predictable but enjoyable.
by Natalie - reviewed on October 30, 2011
This was not exactly my type of book but I thought it was pretty good. I liked the characters but some just frustrated me! In the end the story ended the way the reader wanted it. Very predictable but a nice, sweet read.
loved this book!!
by Mistie - reviewed on October 26, 2011
This was such a wonderful book not only about love but also about life, and picking things up and moving forward when things get hard. It will make you look more closely at the relationships in you life, and appreciate those relationships for what they are, not what they "should be" The advice in the letters was timeless, and an inspiration to read.
by Kassie - reviewed on October 30, 2011
I have read both The Wednesday Letters and The Wedding Letters by Jason Wright and I enjoyed them both. I love his perspectives on relationships, the way we can and should love each other, and the things that really matter in a family. Definitely a neat story.
Enjoyable from the first chapter to the last.
by Sheryl - reviewed on October 18, 2011
What a wonderful thoughtful book. What a wonderful thoughtful wedding tradition. What a wonderful treasure for any bride and groom. This book brought all that to the reader. This book shared all that is a "normal" family: all their faults, failures and fix-ups. All their happiness, joys and treasures. It was a great read. Enjoyable from the first chapter to the last.
touching from beginning to end
by Mindi - reviewed on October 30, 2011
What a sweet romance novel! I fell in love with the characters right from the start! This family will touch your heart and make you want to always tell your family you love them. I love the idea of doing Wedding letters and hope to be able to do it for my kids one day! You know it's a good book when you can laugh and cry and get a little sad that it ended...
A great love story
by Gayle - reviewed on October 18, 2011
I didn't expect to like this book much, as I don't usually like romance stories. But, this is not just a romance story. There was friendship, forgiveness, grief, change, hope, and more. I had to keep reading the last few chapters without stopping, just to see what happened. Well done.
Excellent book...loved the surprise ending!
by Deanna - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can picture this special bed and breakfast as if I had stayed there. The ending was a surprise, but just the type of ending to keep romance alive. What a great idea for a future wedding...to create wedding letters. Highly recommend it!
Pretty good read
by Sarah - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I liked revisiting the Cooper family in this sequel to The Wednesday Letters. It was a little difficult, since it has been a while since reading the first, keeping track of characters. It was a pretty good read, especially if you loved Wright's other books.
Nostalgic, fairy-tale love story come true!
by Leslie - reviewed on October 18, 2011
The characters are so well developed. My favorite is the generous neighbor lady who becomes part of the family long before any romance blossoms for Noah, the main character whom she's known at the B&B since he was a toddler. What a sweet tradition from their family to have relatives & friends write a letter for an album to be presented to the couple as a wedding gift! The Shanendoah Valley is a magical place filled with family memories, a perfect setting for progression.
by Ryan - reviewed on October 31, 2011
Deep story development really brings these characters to life. It covers some realistic struggles and focuses on overcoming them. Maybe you'll start the wedding letter tradition too.
I wish I had a wedding letter book!
by Customer - reviewed on October 28, 2011
Putting together a book of Wedding Letters is a very cute idea! I wish that I had one. I like that it gave suggestions at the end of the book on how to put together a successful book. The story would have been much more poingant if it had shared Rachel's struggle. It didn't make sense that she would break off the wedding because her dad was dead. They didn't match. And I would have liked to read what happened between Rachel and the other guy, Tyler.
Enjoyable story to read, not the best ending.
by Bree - reviewed on October 31, 2011
Interesting story with some turns I didn't expect. But the ending wasn't very strong. I do want to read Wednesday Letters now so I can get the whole background story to the Wedding Letters. Loved A&P. She is my favorite character.
This is what I call a quick read and I enjoyed it a lot.
by Janice - reviewed on October 26, 2011
This book seemed to have a feel good quality about it. I liked the way it all came together at the end. Good choice of characters and plot.
Great follow-up to Wednesday Letters
by Connie - reviewed on October 26, 2011
This was a great follow-up to Wednesday Letters. A sweet love story with a great wedding letter tradition. Creatively intertwined with real life family dynamics. I enjoyed this book very much.
A Great Easy Read Book
by Allene - reviewed on October 26, 2011
I really enjoyed this book. The book was fun to read, loved all the different roadsit went on. I kept me interested till the end.
Comfort Food for Readers!
by Kris - reviewed on October 31, 2011
The Wedding Letters was warm and inviting, and took me back to locations that I became familiar with in the Wednesday Letters. The Characters were well written and engaging. I will indeed pass this on to my family and friends.
Jason does it again even better
by Craig - reviewed on October 28, 2011
Jason does it even better in this sequeal to Wednesday Letters. Through taking the characters from the Wednesday Letters and creating a new twist to the story only doing it with Wedding Letters and finding out past secrets that almost derail the wedding and creating a great unexpected ending. This book has it all; heart throbs, suspense, conflict and a great ending. Thanks Jason for being a great story teller.
A wholesome quick-read
by Ryceejo - reviewed on October 19, 2011
True to the book cover's promise, by the final page I wanted to create my own book of wedding letters. Wright's newest novel is a charming, quick-read that causes the reader to reflect on what love and marriage truly mean over time as well as the importance of families. Wholesome, charming, and modern, Wedding Letters brought a smile to my face and a renewed resolve to treasure those in my life dear to me.
An enjoyable read with timeless lessons.
by Robert - reviewed on October 19, 2011
A great read for a rainy day. I enjoyed the wedding letters tradition and the sweet story of Noah and Rachel. I really liked that it showed that loving someone is not just fate or meant to be, that it's a choice we make.
Not Your Typical Romance Novel
by Courtney - reviewed on October 31, 2011
This book had me out of my seat right and left. Some definite twists and turns as the book continues. I didn't expect most of the plot, and thus, it was a very unpredictable, interesting, and delightful read. A touching story of not only a couple finding true love, but of a family and a valley coming together as one. Great start, great finish, great read!
Another masterpiece from Jason Wright
by Darrin - reviewed on October 27, 2011
Wedding letters is a great follow up to the Wednesday letters. If you enjoyed that book, you’ll like reading this continuation. Jason Wright really makes the characters come to life. The dialog is genuine and realistic. The story is easy to follow and draws you in. I couldn’t put it down.
It just got better and better
by Barbara - reviewed on October 27, 2011
Honestly, I didn't like it at first. I thought the whole book would be letters on marriage advice. Jason Wright did not disappoint, I really got into it and enjoyed the book very much.
Wedding Letters is a Great Read!
by Ken - reviewed on October 20, 2011
Wedding Letters is a a great novel and relationship building book, combined into one. I loved reading this story and the letters included. They truly are inspiring and would help any relationship grow stronger together.
Nice Feel Good Story
by Sarena - reviewed on October 27, 2011
This is a good choice for when you are in the mood for a good, relaxing, enjoyable, easy read. I enjoyed this book far more than I expected to.
A heartfelt love story
by Allison - reviewed on October 27, 2011
The unusual meeting of Noah and Rachel is just the beginning to their cute love story. As Rachel gets to know Noah's family I loved the closeness of the family and the support they gave one another. There are a few twists in this book that keep you wondering how Noah and Rachel's story will end. Overall, a good heartfelt read.
by Shauna - reviewed on October 20, 2011
The Weddings Letters is a wonderful read. It is filled with love, forgiveness, and family relations. Jason Wright gives references to The Wednesday Letters, but there is no need to read it first. The Wedding Letters is wonderful all by itself. My favorite part is the surprise letter that comes in the end. Enjoy this book and then share it with someone you love.
by Barbara - reviewed on October 27, 2011
This story is well written with some fun twists and turns, giving us something to look forward to. The thing I like the most about this story is that it is clean with a lot of family importance. The small town feel of this story is very appealing to me. I definitely will be reading more of Jason Wright.
Too many names, concepts and letters.
by Customer - reviewed on October 20, 2011
Patricia Sumrall... The thought was good...but there are too many names and concepts to keep straight. And then there are the letters...which are the best read of the book. The story gets too complex and is very predicable for my liking. I was sad as I like Jason Wright as an author but this left me saying "new storyline"....please.
Memory maker/memory keeper!
by Kathleen & Keith - reviewed on October 27, 2011
I really enjoyed reading Wedding Letters! It is very well written, so much so that it feels like conversations were taken from my own family. Jason Wright has a way of meshing the feelings and tone of voice in with the printed words that novices like me cannot even portray in every day texting. The characters are so witty, down to earth, comfortable, and endearing. Grateful for the tender ending. I've had two of my children get married this year and have incorporated something similar at their receptions - calling the guest book Wishes and Kisses - where guests write their "wishes" or memories of the couple in the sign in book. My daughter is getting married next year, and am thinking about reserving a place in their guest book for letters of those who could not attend. Sweet tradition and keepsake! Thanks for the idea Jason Wright!
A good, uplifting, family story
by Stacie - reviewed on October 20, 2011
"The Wedding Letters" is a great continuation of the story begun in "The Wednesday Letters." First, I love the idea of getting letters of advice from everyone for a wedding. Jason Wright did a great job of describing how the characters worked through the problems that came up, individually and as a family. I also appreciated that Jason Wright emphasized that two people aren't "meant to be," but that they choose to be together and make it work.
This book was a great follow up to the Wednesday Letters
by Sheri - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I really enjoyed The Wedding Letters as a follow up to The Wednesday Letters. Jason does and amazing job with the family relationships and finishes out the story in such a touching and wonderful way. It was quick and easy to read.
A great love story and the importance of communication in relationships.
by Richard - reviewed on October 27, 2011
I loved the family homestead atmosphere of the "Domas Jefferson" bed and breakfast. I liked the tradition of the wedding letters and the advice of those who have been an influence on the bride and grooms lives. I liked how the neighbor was so involved in their lives and showed so much love to the family. I also liked how the whole family used the "tower" as their escape to rethink about life. This story shows how secrets can tear us apart just like it did for Rachel and how it hurt Noah because he didn't understand her past. Communication is the key to relationshiops and the Wedding Letters is a great book to read about the importance of all forms of communication. Letters can be read and reread and I would like to continue the Wedding Letters tradition with my own family. Marcia
GOOD RAINY DAY SIT BY THE FIRE READ
by Susan - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and it was one of warmth and love. A feeling of family and community togetherness with a lot of good advice on relationships and forgiveness woven in. I loved the idea of giving Wedding Letters.
by Lucinda - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I have only read one other Jason Wright book, Recovering Charles, and I really liked it. It touched me in ways that I didn't expect. Wedding Letters is a book that will have its followers. There are parts of this book that I absolutely love and other parts I think, Really!? All in all I like the book. Not every book has to be earth shaking and epic. This was a nice read.
As realistic of a love story as you can get!
by Samantha - reviewed on October 20, 2011
This book is awesome! There are so many twists and turns in this love story that you don't know what is going to happen in the end. I loved all the characters and how they interacted together. Their family and how much they love each other is one in a million. This is a wonderful read.
by Sam - reviewed on October 28, 2011
Jason Wright takes his reader on a journey into a modern day fairy tale. As the reader is introduced to Noah and Rachel we can't help but smile. Wright takes us on a journey full of laughter, a few eye rolls and of course a journey of growth as we watch the characters learn about themselves and each other. It all culminates with the tradition of the wedding letters. This sweet tradition reminds the couple as well as the reader that a simple note can make a world of difference.
by mavis - reviewed on October 21, 2011
Slow start but the more I got into it the better it got. Some mystery, some romance, some twists and turns. Well written which is important to me.
This book was the best!
by pat - reviewed on October 21, 2011
I love this book and feel that Jason Wright did a wonderful job continuing the story of Jack and Laurel's family. I couldn't imagine how Wedding Letter's could tie into Wednesday Letter's. Once the story progressed I could see how they tied in to each other. I enjoyed each letter so much! I could see how each of the family and friends related to their feelings and experiences. Each of Jack and Laurel's children and grandchildren's experiences in life were so real. It was as if I were reading experiences similar to my own family. I was happy that Rachel and Noah were married.
Wright's beautiful stories never cease to amaze!
by Amber - reviewed on October 27, 2011
I love reading Jason Wright's works and his latest one is no exception. Started with 'Wednesday Letters' few years ago and fell in love with his writing. He always has great twists and turns and surprises. His beautiful stories are perfect to share with family and friends and are strong with the power of faith, family, love, and forgiveness. 'Wedding Letters' is a definite must for your library. Just like with his previous works, you won't be disappointed!
Never Though I'd Like It...
by Michael - reviewed on October 21, 2011
Honestly, I've never been interested in reading any romance novel. Jason took that dislike and through it out the window with this book. A touching, heartfelt novel, The Wedding Letters grabbed my attention and kept it the whole way through.
A good read
by Customer - reviewed on October 21, 2011
A fun easy read!
Wonderful quick read for a rainy day...
by Customer - reviewed on October 21, 2011
This was a very easy read. There was enough going on in the plot to keep me interested. There were times I actually found myself smiling because of how cute the love story was :) I loved the ending! Great job Jason!
Sweet and Inspiring!
by Wendy - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I loved this book! This was my first time reading a Jason Wright novel and I enjoyed it. What I loved were the characters, the setting, and the great marriage and just plain life advice this book held. This book speaks to the need for peace and love inside everyone. I hope creating wedding letter books because a regular tradition in our culture!
overall great book
by janet - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I thought the wednesday letters was a great book and the wedding letters is just as good if not better. jason wright is great at getting his readers to feel a part of his stories and i hope to see more in the future.
Loved this book! Loved the twists and turns!
by Dana - reviewed on October 21, 2011
I loved this book. Once I started reading it I had a hard a time putting it down. I enjoyed how the family loved and accepted others as they are. They made everyone feel that they were an important member of the family.
by Chase - reviewed on October 28, 2011
In all honesty I think I would have liked the book more if I was a girl, but there isn’t much we can do about that is there? It was well written, a nice read, and I would recommend it to anyone.
This has great advise...
by TERRIE & DOUGLAS - reviewed on October 28, 2011
This is a good read. I like the wedding letters ideas. People share these things at the showers and the wedding , but writing them down so they can remember them and share them later is a good idea. I enjoyed the book as I got to know the family again and go with them as they struggle with life and the trials it throws at them. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Very fun, interesting story!
by DaNecee - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I very much enjoyed "The Wedding Letters". Jason Wright made me feel like I really got to know the charaters. He made me feel like they were real people and the setting was a real place. It was a very fun, interesting story.
A fast read with an unpredictable twist in the plot.
by Becky - reviewed on October 28, 2011
When I started the book, the plots seem to fall in to place as I would have predicted. Typical love story, but as I got into the story of Rachel and her mother I was surprised with the plot twist about her natural father. What seemed so predictable was no longer that, and for a while I didn't think there would be a happy ending. If I had children to still get married, I love the idea of wedding letters, even though most people don't write much any more. When ever I get a chance to read a book I enjoy a chance to read a book that takes me away from my everyday life and gives me an virtual adventure into someone else's life. This was a very pleasant read with a few dark turns that ended "happily ever after".
by Heather - reviewed on October 28, 2011
Author Jason F. Wright takes novel-writing to a new level. You may know him best for his poignant story, Christmas Jars, in which he started a movement of people collecting loose change during the year and anonymously donating their “Christmas Jar” collection on Christmas. Or you might know Wright from the NY Times bestselling novel, The Wednesday Letters, in which he gave out his cell phone number so that readers could share their stories about the lost art letter writing. But you’ll soon know Wright for his newest release, The Wedding Letters, a sequel that focuses on Noah, the son of Malcom and Rain (from The Wednesday Letters). The family has grown and gone in their own directions, but they come together when major events affect the future of the Inn. Noah brings his girlfriend, Rachel, to the Inn to meet his parents, and she is introduced to the Wedding Letter tradition. Leafing through the Wedding Letter album, she discovers advice that’s varied and sometimes unexpected from those who attended Malcom and Rain’s wedding many years before. When Noah and Rachel announce their own engagement, The Wedding Letter tradition is started, to not only include wedding guests but anyone who knows Noah and Rachel. But when Rachel discovers a secret in her past the threatens to destroy her relationship with those she loves, a single letter has the power to reunite her with all that she holds dear, if only she can open her heart again. This story reminded me of the boxes I have filled with letters and all kinds of cards gathering dust in my basement. Letters have a way of reminding us of the past and reconnecting us with what’s important. I have The Wedding Letters to thank for this much-needed reminder. The Wedding Letters is a heartfelt story, filled with classic Wright insights, and timely messages that define the truth of human nature and the healing power of love.
Great sequel to the Wednesdays Letter
by JEANINE - reviewed on October 31, 2011
I feel that you need to read Wednesdays letter before you read the Wedding Letters to really capture the background of the history and characters of the story which I did. I cried in the first chapter of Wednesdays letter (which I could not put down)and now Wedding Letters was a great sequel. As my daughter had just got married, I would have liked to have had albums of their own Wedding Letters that would be a gift in itself in so many ways.
Excellent story of love, family, and change
by Emily - reviewed on October 13, 2011
I loved that this was not as simple as a love story--though it certainly was that. Jason Wright includes themes of family, healing, and coping with change. I hadn't read any of his other books before and I really enjoyed this. It can stand on its own, but now I'm looking forward to reading his previous books.
by jenny - reviewed on October 22, 2011
The Wedding Letters is a great, easy read. It is filled with love, family, and unexpected surprises... the book comes in full circle and leaves you feeling complete. Plus I love the idea of Wedding Letters! I should have done that for my own wedding :) Great addition to any bookshelf!
by Mary Jane - reviewed on October 13, 2011
I have read everything this author has published. Wedding Letters leaves you with a tug on the heart strings, and much to ponder. I loved the way he draws true emtions from each of us in very different and unique ways.
by Lori - reviewed on October 22, 2011
I enjoyed this book, with all it's intrigue, twists, and the romance. I resented having my reading time interrupted by kids, having to make dinner, or whatever, because I was so involved in the plot and couldn't wait to see where the story would go next! The only problem for me was that it had been so long since I had read the The Wednesday Letters, that I never quite remembered some of the characters or what their circumstances were. Other than that, I very much enjoyed my time spent with this story!
Very nice story
by Customer - reviewed on October 28, 2011
I really liked this touching book. There were a couple of twists, and that made the book even better. Very thoughtful, and made me think of writing more letters! I liked it!
A Wonderful Sequel to The Wednesday Letters!
by Sheila - reviewed on May 29, 2012
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.
Jason Wright is brilliant!
by Courtney - reviewed on October 14, 2012
I have read many books that have made me cry because I feel their sadness and heartbreak. I think this is the first time I have ever read a book that made me cry because I was so happy. Jason Wright is brilliant. The Wedding Letters nearly is 300 pages of delightful storyline and good natured fun! I am amazed at how much of a plot he was able to cram into so few pages. There is so much in there but it didn’t feel rushed or forced at all. I had plenty of time to fall in love with the characters, decide who’s side I was on, and I still managed to read the entire book in two days (without totally neglecting my family I might add). For the rest of this review go to: http://ordinaryhappilyeverafter.com/blog/2011/11/the-wedding-letters-review/