Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Forever Friday (A Novel) by Timothy Lewis

Book Description: 

 Every Friday, a postcard.
Every Friday, a love poem.
Every Friday for sixty years.

 Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared for what he finds in an old photo album, overlooked by the bargain hounds and treasure hunters—six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexanders’ love entices Adam, a man unhinged by divorce and puzzled by the depth of commitment that he finds in the unabashedly romantic cards.

 Forever Friday invites you to travel back in time to the early twentieth century Texas Coastal Bend where a young couple—Gabe and Pearl Alexander—are swept up in a miraculous love. As the heartwarming, pulse-quickening story of their relationship develops through Gabe’s poems, the Alexanders reveal a new way to consider what it means to be truly devoted to each other. Could the secrets of their love affair, laid to rest twenty years ago, hold the key to one man’s future?

My Thoughts:  Sometimes the past can bring help/peace to the future.  Timothy Lewis writes a heartwarming love story of a couple, from the past whose love letters in the form of postcards entice a divorced man, Adam Colby, to come to grips with his own commitments or lack of commitment.  
Adam is compelled to find the mystery of this love affair that his aunt and uncle, the Alexander's had.  So, when he has some left over items from their estate sale, he finds these postcards that came every Friday.  What woman wouldn't love a romantic poem on a postcard every Friday and for 66 years?!?!  What kind of man writes these romantic words to a woman...and what keeps the romance alive for this couple?  
This is a sweet and romantic read but yet it has the feel of "today."  An eye opening, fiction read that brings out the mystery of love and of commitment...that divorce isn't an option.  That love is a "thing" that must be cultivated and most of all that there is always hope.  
*This book was provided by review by Waterbrook Press*
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (September 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307732215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307732217

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