The Wedding Letters
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.
By Courtney, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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).
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By Sheila, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Kristie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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!
By Lori, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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!
By Mary Jane, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 jenny, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Emily, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 JEANINE, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Heather, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Becky, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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".