Saturday, September 21, 2013

Forever Friday

Forever Friday - Timothy Lewis
Price: $14.99- waterbrookmultnomah - ISBN: 9780307732217-Fiction - Christian - Romance-       Timothy Lewis

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 Review: 
I adored this book. The romance, the mystery, the connections made. Both stories that are happening draw you in from the beginning and captivates you all the way through.  Who could not fall in love with a man who sends you a love poem and a post card every Friday for 66 years? Heck even a year would be something this day and age. Timeless romance like this you don't see often and to know that the story was based off Timothy's grandparents own secret emotion was heart warming. I appreciate that the author kept pointing back to God as the source of their devotion and their foundation for the long lasting marriage. Their relationship reminded me of what love is suppose to look like as described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."

This is the kind of love that was portrayed through the book, very inspiring. The book had a nice flow to it that was not rushed yet did not linger to long in any aspect. The characters are all well written and grow as the story progresses. Each chapter starts out with a lovely post card and poem that captivate you and make you wanna guess what will follow. There were a few parts of the book that felt a little odd how the story moved from one set of central characters to the other, but overall it still flowed nicely. The book had a wonderful christian theme throughout and centered itself of spiritual truth and hope. I am one of these people who need the cover to catch my eye for me to want to even read the back of the book, much less the whole thing. The cover can ruin a book for me. This cover was soft, romantic and had this comforting old-timely feel to it that makes you want to pick it up an investigate. I am so glad I did. I look forward to reading another book by Timothy Lewis.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher through Blogging for Books, review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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