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Forever Friday La recensione presente nel mio blog Some great romances worth telling are never told, their lovers slipping silently between life s timeworn cracks only to be pitched with yesterday s trash As owner of a small estate sale business, I d witnessed evidence over the years of various couple s love lives So I d learned to sift through the piles of forgotten memories Learned to appreciate a second lookand perhaps ease my pain That was how I discovered the postcards Bargain hounds and treasure hunters pushed through the heavy fr Some great romances worth telling are never told, their lovers slipping silently between life s timeworn cracks only to be pitched with yesterday s trash As owner of a small estate sale business, I d witnessed evidence over the years of various couple s love lives So I d learned to sift through the piles of forgotten memories Learned to appreciate a second lookand perhaps ease my pain That was how I discovered the postcards Bargain hounds and treasure hunters pushed through the heavy front door of Gabe and Pearl Alexander s beloved home early before rushing away to their next classified find Antique buyers, who weresavvy, missed the cards because they were camouflaged among several dozen identical photo albums Inside their vinyl maroon covers, these albums held not the usual faded family snapshots, but hundreds of colorful postcards revealing six decades of married passion recorded in rhyme beside canceled postage stamps Surprised to find postcards poems instead of photos, I began reading them in between my dealings with customers As a thirty eight year old man who had once committed to forever, I was intrigued What was this couple s secret In a fast food world of abbreviated relationships, what supernatural love potion kept Gabe and Pearl enad with each other forthan half a century I m not sure I believed in love any, especially married love, but found myself becomingentranced as each minute passed Even though the Alexanders had lived together in the same house, the postcards were sent over the years from Gabe to Pearl, beginning in 1926 Each unique card was signed Forever, Gabe, the poem connecting an episode of their love to the picture on the front My guess was Gabe died in the mid 1980 s, because that s when the cards stopped pg 1 2.Move over Nicholas Sparks There is an incredible new author I can t wait for you to pick up his debut novel, Forever Friday For those of you that love The Notebook, then you will love this one without a doubt I was completely captivated and mesmerized by this heartwarming love story that spans across sixty years of a man who vowed to do what he could to show the woman of his life, his wife, just how much he loved her by sending her postcards with a poem penned from his heart every single Friday til he died Now Adam Colby, who happens upon the postcards tucked away in a photo album while going through an estate sale feels that he has stumbled across something , perhaps the secret to making love and marriage last through the story he uncovers researching Gabe and Huck Alexander I received Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis compliments of Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one This book takes the readers back to the life of Gabe and Pearl, who you will learn loves to be called Huck instead, as they meet and spend sixty years of love together You will learn the secret to defeating The Long Division that claims so many marriages today and how one man s undying love captivated not only Pearl s heart but also the reader s heart as well I only hope this is the start to something wonderful with Timothy Lewis and I can t wait to see what comes next in his novels By far, one of my favorite love stories this year and one that has a new found permanent home in my personal library Well worth every single one of the 5 out of 5 stars You won t want to miss this one 2.5 starsPros Huck and Gabe are likable characters who display their deep love for God and each other.Knowing very little about Texas history myself, the book seems well researched.Cons It seemed, with the exception of 3 or 4 very brief incidents with elements of risk and danger, a mediocre tale of two average, middle class Americans who were faithful to their marriage The evil Clark seemed inhuman, almost a classic evil villain from the Vaudeville era How could he be that mentally ill and 2.5 starsPros Huck and Gabe are likable characters who display their deep love for God and each other.Knowing very little about Texas history myself, the book seems well researched.Cons It seemed, with the exception of 3 or 4 very brief incidents with elements of risk and danger, a mediocre tale of two average, middle class Americans who were faithful to their marriage The evil Clark seemed inhuman, almost a classic evil villain from the Vaudeville era How could he be that mentally ill and Huck, a lifelong friend and fianc , not suspect problems For another reader this might be a wonderful book For my interest, a book needs to be based on aworthy story Nice love story between Gabe and Huck but I didn t care for ending Seemed like the author got bored at the end and just finished book. This struck me as a very different novel from the norm, but at first I couldn t figure out why After some thought, I decided it was because of the instant, intense love at first sight theme between Gabe and Huck, the two main characters I d just finished reading a string of novels in which the romantic duo were antagonistic toward each other until the plot drew warmer feelings out of them As that scenario may be what we come to expect from romances, I was wondering why Forever Friday seem This struck me as a very different novel from the norm, but at first I couldn t figure out why After some thought, I decided it was because of the instant, intense love at first sight theme between Gabe and Huck, the two main characters I d just finished reading a string of novels in which the romantic duo were antagonistic toward each other until the plot drew warmer feelings out of them As that scenario may be what we come to expect from romances, I was wondering why Forever Friday seemed to work I ve heard stories of love at first sight in real life, but would have expected it to come across as a bit bland in a story context, without the emotional drive to keep us wondering how they will end up together In a way, we had it handed to us on a platter Boy meets girl when he serves her at a fish market, and wow, sparks fly What s the fun in reading that It s very well written as a historical story The details of life in that 1920s flapper jazz period made me feel drawn straight into that decade, especially its colourful, fun aspects In some ways, it slike reading the fond biography of somebody s grandparents rather than a novel.Perhaps our interest is maintained by the other main character, Adam, whose story takes place in a later time period He s a recent divorcee, still caught up in sadness and regret, who discovers a pile of old postcards which reveal Gabe, Huck and their love story The intrigue comes as we wonder what he s going to do with this historical find, and how he ll let it shape his life I was definitely wondering what he was going to learn from this old couple.I m certainly glad I read it, as it challenges me to think outside of the box when it comes to the appealing factor without relying on normal story structures we may be accustomed to.3.5 starsThanks to Net Galley and Water Brook Multnomah Publishers for my review copy Please rank my review over at WaterBrook Multnomah at Friday is a very unique way to tell a love story The author sets the story up by introducing us to Adam, a man who does not know if it is possible for true love to last He is disheartened by his wife leaving him two years earlier After discovering a set of postcards with love poems on them that spanned sixty years of a couple s marriage, Adam set out to learn the secret to this now deceased c Please rank my review over at WaterBrook Multnomah at Friday is a very unique way to tell a love story The author sets the story up by introducing us to Adam, a man who does not know if it is possible for true love to last He is disheartened by his wife leaving him two years earlier After discovering a set of postcards with love poems on them that spanned sixty years of a couple s marriage, Adam set out to learn the secret to this now deceased couple s lasting romance.The first portion of the book moved a little slowly for me However, after the initial introduction of the main characters and beginning situations in the book, things really took off The story jumps back and forth between the present 2006 , the recent past 2004 and the distant past 1926 1986 I did not feel this was confusing at all, as the author did a good job of beginning each historical chapter with one of the poem postcards and then going on to explain the situation that the postcard referenced.The main love story in the book, spanning sixty years, is the story of Gabe and Huck s romance It is truly a romance to take your breath away The author did a great job of creating characters that touched my heart and I really enjoyed reading their love story I admit that I would have likedof a love story between Adam and Yvette, the young woman who was very close to Gabe and Huck and helped fill in the blanks for Adam However, I understand that giving them a big love story would have detracted from the main romance.I think this story will stay in my mind for quite a while Gabe and Huck discovered the way to keep romance alive for sixty years of marriage Very sweet story 4 stars I received a complimentary copy of Forever Friday from WaterBrook Press in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.You can view this and other reviews at There are really no words to fully describe this book It is one of the most well written and beautiful books that I have ever read When I first saw this novel, I wasn t sure exactly what to think It sounded interesting, but I feared it might turn into another rambling romantic tale that really had no depth and didn t go anywhere I was wrong I am happy to report that this book captivated me in every way reading material can.From the first page to the last, I wanted to knowEver read a There are really no words to fully describe this book It is one of the most well written and beautiful books that I have ever read When I first saw this novel, I wasn t sure exactly what to think It sounded interesting, but I feared it might turn into another rambling romantic tale that really had no depth and didn t go anywhere I was wrong I am happy to report that this book captivated me in every way reading material can.From the first page to the last, I wanted to knowEver read a book and wished it would never end This is that book The main character has recently gone through a divorce, which has not only tested his willpower and ability to move on, but also his faith When he stumbles upon a series of postcards between two people who were married for many years, he begins to uncover the secrets to a happy marriage and realises that there is always hope for a brighter future The exchanges between partners in these post cards are incredible There were many times when I had tears in my eyes whilst reading and other times when I wished I could have thought of something so beautiful to write to the person that I love This book is mostly about life, love and second chances at happiness When you read this, you get the opinion that the author not only knows his subject matter, but this book was of great importance to him You can literally feel the power of his affection for this writing through his words I would strongly recommend that you check out this book, whether you are in love, have been or intend to be someday, there is something here for us all and a valuable lesson about partnership You should also read the author s afterwardit makes the book even better This review is based on an ARC copy from Waterbrook Multnomah Press as part of the Blogging for Books program My opinions are my own In a gripping love story that transcends time, author Timothy Lewis new title, Forever Friday A Novel, is the narrative of the intense fire between a man and wife, and the fervent devotion crucial to fanning its flames Set within duel timelines, smooth transitions take us from present day Texas, where estate sale specialist, Adam Coby, unearths a collection of sixty years of postcards hidden inside several photo albums Not having recovered from the devastating heartbreak of a divorce two yea In a gripping love story that transcends time, author Timothy Lewis new title, Forever Friday A Novel, is the narrative of the intense fire between a man and wife, and the fervent devotion crucial to fanning its flames Set within duel timelines, smooth transitions take us from present day Texas, where estate sale specialist, Adam Coby, unearths a collection of sixty years of postcards hidden inside several photo albums Not having recovered from the devastating heartbreak of a divorce two years ago, his brokenness stems not only from the loss of his future with his wife, but in what he sees as the staggering futility of love As he casually reads through them, he experiences a flicker of hope that hidden in these postcards is the secret to maintaining a rich and long lasting love Falling into easy nostalgia with imperceptible seams and a graceful entry into a bygone era we learn the story of Gabe and Pearl Alexander beginning at the genesis and the birthplace of their love, 1920 s Texas Coastal Bend Tenderly chronicled within each missive is the story of a lifetime of a love not taken for granted, but nurtured and cultivated with the meticulousness that can only come from mutual devotion, unchanging and reaffirmed throughout the decades Forever Friday is truly a beautiful and inspiring read, and resplendent in its telling, making this title one you ll want to read and re read as you invest in your own love story A physical copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author for purposes of review Ideal For Readers Of Nicholas Sparks, Forever Friday Is The Heartwarming And Captivating Tale Of An Unlikely Couple, A Weekly Gift Of Devotion, And A Heartbroken Man Longing To Discover The Secret To Lasting MarriageAfter A Devastating Divorce Leaves Adam Colby Heartbroken, He Is Not Sure How He Can Put The Pieces Of His Life Back Together He Wonders If Even God Can Make Sense Of The Mess That Remains Until A Package Of Mysterious Postcards That Direct Adam To The Story Of Gabe And Huck Alexander Drawn By Her Desire To Find A True Soulmate, Pearl Huck Huckabee Breaks A Turbulent Engagement With Her Fianc To Marry Gabe Alexander, A Man She S Known Just A Few Short Weeks Wanting To Celebrate And Protect Their Love, Gabe Mails Her A Meaningful Postcard Every Week Beginning In For The Next Sixty Years Designed To Arrive On Fridays, Each Postcard Not Only Contains An Original Poem, But Holds Precious Truths, The Sum Of Which Answer The Universal Question What Makes A Marriage Last As Adam Begins To Uncover The Alexanders Secret, He Records Gabe And Huck S Extraordinary Romance It S A Process That Will Change His Life Forever Forever Friday reveals the secret to a lasting marriage in its portrayal of Gabe and Huck Alexander s sixty years of love and devotion from the 1920 s to the 1980 s In the present day, Adam Colby, nursing a broken heart, finds several postcard albums at an estate sale and longs to know the story behind these postcard love poems written by Gabe and mailed to Huck every Friday for sixty years With the help of the postcards and a family friend of the Alexanders, Adam learns the story and the secr Forever Friday reveals the secret to a lasting marriage in its portrayal of Gabe and Huck Alexander s sixty years of love and devotion from the 1920 s to the 1980 s In the present day, Adam Colby, nursing a broken heart, finds several postcard albums at an estate sale and longs to know the story behind these postcard love poems written by Gabe and mailed to Huck every Friday for sixty years With the help of the postcards and a family friend of the Alexanders, Adam learns the story and the secret of the Alexanders marriage and in the process, mends his own heart and begins to believe in love again Based in Houston, Huntsville, and Galveston, this story is seeped in Texas history and even brings historical figures to life I m a fan of magical realism, so I loved the character of Mister Jack, a guardian angel, who watches over Huck and intercedes when necessary Huck is a spirited woman, unpredictable at the best moments, and gets herself in trouble just often enough to be a lovable, perfectly flawed human Gabe is a true gentleman and isn t afraid to reveal his romantic nature both qualities are so rare these days AND he buys beautiful clothes for his wife How can you not love the guy This book has to be one of the most beautiful tributes to love in the modern era and I would recommend it to anyone who wants or needs to soften their jaded views of love, for those who wonder how anyone can stay married for that many years, or for those simply looking for a well written, entertaining, and heartwarming story


About the Author: Timothy Lewis

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.TIMOTHY LEWIS is an author and playwright He has authoredthan twenty plays musicals In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas AM University and co directs a summer writing academy Timothy is also a professional speaker, cowboy poet, actor, and songwriter He drew inspira Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.TIMOTHY LEWIS is an author and playwright He has authoredthan twenty plays musicals In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas AM 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


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