Synopses & Reviews
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—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.
"A journalist happens upon a human interest story that winds up teaching her lessons about love and forgiveness and renewing her own faith in human kindness. On Christmas Eve, twenty-something Hope Jensen is quietly grieving the recent loss of her adoptive mother when her apartment is robbed. The one bright spot in the midst of Hope's despair is a small jar full of money someone has anonymously left on her doorstep. Eager to learn the source of this unexpected generosity, Hope uses her newswoman instincts to find other recipients of "Christmas jars," digging until her search leads her to the family who first began the tradition of saving a year's worth of spare change to give to someone in need at the holiday....The heart of this novella is its transformative message about the power of giving, a compelling theme that calls to mind books like Pay It Forward and The Kingdom Assignment."—Publishers Weekly
"Beautifully written. I believe the Christmas Jars tradition will change lives."—Richard Paul Evans
"Like Christmas Jars
, the incredible book that started a movement and first introduced me to Jason, The James Miracle
reminds me why faith and family are inseparable."—Glenn Beck, #1 bestselling author and founder of TheBlaze
Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others more needy than I...Her reporter's intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page.
For Marva Ferguson, Christmas is a whirlwind season of joyous activity, and this season, she has a special bit of holiday magic in her apron pocket especially for her youngest neighbor, Charlee. They appear to be unlikely friends-an eighty-year-old widow and a nine-year-old girl-but these two souls find friendship together as they both face obstacles too insurmountable to survive alone.
As Christmas draws closer, Marva chooses the person she would like to carry on her special tradition of "The 13th Day of Christmas." And she knows just the person for the job. She just hopes her message comes in time to change--or save--a life. This beautiful, heartwarming story will inspire you to think about what is important in your own life-and what message of love you might share on the 13th day of Christmas.
Sam and Holly Foster seemed to enjoy near-perfect lives. Each claimed a successful career and a legacy of goals set and achieved. Held above their possessions and accomplishments was their only child, James. He was the son they promised to raise together and the reason they came home each night. But when a life crisis jolts the Fosters from their comfortable routines, Sam and Holly find the foundation of their family tested to the breaking point until chance encounters guided by a higher power bring the couple back together.
Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the "Christmas Jars"—glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need. But Hope discovers much more than she bargained for when some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness and brings above a Christmas Eve wish come true.
This Christmas, Hope Jensen has a goal to place 1,001 jars of spare change with families in need. Her Christmas Jars ministry—headquartered in the famous Chuck's Chicken 'n' Biscuits diner—is the same place Hope was discovered as a newborn and the same place she was reunited with her birthmother.
Helping her reach her goal is an assortment of helpful friends and family, including Clark Maxwell. Romance has never been Hope's strong suit, but there is something special about Clark, and perhaps this is the year that Hope's Christmas wish for love will finally come true.
Al Allred, a vistor to Chuck's, also volunteers to help Hope reach her lofty goal. But will his focus simply blind Hope to the truth she needs to see? And then there is Queen, a very special little girl with one very special request this Christmas.
As the big day draws nearer, Hope learns the most important lesson of the Christmas Jar. A lesson that will change her life forever.
About the Author
Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author and co-authored The Christmas Sweater with Glenn Beck. A sought-after public speaker, he has appeared on CNN, FoxNews, C-SPAN, and on local television affiliates around the country and has given presentations to thousands of students about the value of daily service, the origin of the Christmas Jar, the lost art of letter writing, faith, and many other topics. Jason is from Charlottesville, Virginia, but has also lived in Germany, Illinois, Brazil, Oregon and Utah. After researching Virginia's Shenandoah Valley for his novel The Wednesday Letters he moved his family westward from northern Virginia into the heart of the Valley.