September 22, 2013

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978030773217
Published: September 3, 2013

Synopsis: Every Friday, a postcard, Every Friday, a love poem, Every Friday, for sixty years. Adam Colby i just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared fo 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 review: I was first drawn to this book because the idea of finding all those postcards from years ago where a husband wrote his wife every Friday sounded to me like a great story to read. I was then pleasantly surprised when I found out how much it read like a Nicholas Sparks book and just like his book this book gives you a feeling a love as you read it. This is a great love story that is a nice weekend read for anyone. I liked the characters and thought the author did a very good job on his debut novel. I look forward to reading more books by him.

TIMOTHY LEWIS is an author and playwright. He has authored more than twenty plays/musicals. In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas A&M University and co-directs a summer writing academy. Timothy is also a professional speaker, cowboy poet, actor, and songwriter. He drew inspiration for Forever Friday from the postcards sent between his great-aunt and great-uncle over a period of sixty years. He lives with his wife near Amarillo, Texas. - See more at:

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