Forever Friday : A Novel

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Forever Friday : A Novel

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Great Book to read in spare time!

This is the story of Adam Colby who is cleaning out the stuff left unsold from an estate sale when he comes across an album of postcards. The postcards are love notes that were mailed each week from Gabe Alexander to his wife Pearl "Huck" over a period of 60 years. Adam, a heartbroken man suffering from a recent divorce, sets out to find the secret to a lasting marriage. He goes in search of information about the couple Gabe and Huck to learn what made their marriage so special. I liked the way the author wove the past and the present together. This was such a tender and poignant story. I liked it very much. I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah for an honest review. Honestly, you should read this book!

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Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis is an engaging tale of love and a unique bond shared between soul-mates. The novel gently guides between the story of Adam Colby and that of Gabe and Huck Alexander. Adam is in charge of the Alexanders estate and discovers a series a postcards that have been sent to Huck from her husband Gabe over the course of their marriage. These postcards of love impact Adam in a way he couldn't have seen coming. Having suffered a divorce Adam is lacking faith and hope that true love or soul mates even exist, yet he cannot contain himself from reading every postcard and seeking out answers to gaps they bring. I found the book to be a quick read only because I found myself not being able to set it down. I, much like Adam Colby became entangled in the Alexander's unconditional love for each other. Having suffered an extremely hard separation myself I often found myself on the brink of not knowing what love looked like anymore or if there was that ONE special person for me, who would complete me. The story of the Alexanders only encourages the hope that one can have that whirlwind romance to last a lifetime, Gabe's own conclusions of "the long division" set a basis for how to accomplish such a love. This novel is a story of hope, compassion, love and compromise. It rests firmly on the foundation of being utterly committed to one person. Through musing of whether guardian angels or soul mates exist you may find yourself looking into your own life for a love as romantic and devoted as that of Gabe or Huck. The stories are told in such way that you can almost breathe the salty air at Splash Day or smell the aroma of Cafe Chocolate Cake. You may find yourself tasting the salty tears shed by the couple while you cheer on the strength found in Mister Jack. Wherever you find yourself in life, I am sure you will enjoy this novel. Young or old there is something to learn from their story. You may view a trailer for the novel here http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/blog/2013/06/28/video-forever-friday-by-timothy-lewis/ Read Chapter One here http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/blog/2013/07/03/sneak-peek-forever-friday-by-timothy-lewis/ I hope you take an opportunity to read this book and enjoy it as much as I did. Disclaimer: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
This book is about an estate seller, Adam Colby. When at a sale, he finds a stash of picture postcards with romantic poems Gabe Alexander sent his wife, Huck, every Friday for decades. This intrigues Adam since his marriage ended in divorce a few years earlier. By reading all the postcards, Adam hopes to unravel the mystery of having a long, happy marriage. Much of the book is spent telling the story of Gabe and Huck's love and marriage down through the years. Adam shows up a little in the tale when it flashes forward to the current time period. He spends a long time trying to get Yevette, a close friend of the Alexanders, to help him fill in some of the blanks in the story. Adam eventually thinks he has found the secret to long wedded bliss. The premise for the story had lots of promise. The characters of Gabe and Huck were interesting. Adam was overly morose. I had a hard time believing that he was so clueless about the feelings Yevette had for him--or too sullen to act on them. It was also quite a stretch that Yevette would have developed an attraction for Adam, let alone pursued him. The character of Mister Jack was odd. All of the main characters in the book indulged in lots of drinking. It was disappointing that Mr. Lewis felt his characters couldn't socialize without alcohol. It was even more amazing that part of this story took place during prohibition, but all types of alcohol seemed easily available everywhere. After experiencing death on both sides of my family that was the direct result of alcoholism, I view alcohol as a poison–and a poor example of "socializing" in a Christian book. There seemed to be a little bit of everything in this book. The alcohol use I already mentioned, plus a little Bible and God talk, along with some behavior by the Alexanders that would have been scandalous during the time period portrayed. There were references to the Alexander's intimate life that were unnecessary. Parts of the book seemed to be just a hair's-breadth this side of edgy. The book was also anti-children. According to this story, one of the big secrets to a long, happy marriage included not having any children. Luckily, Mr. Lewis, made Huck unable to have children, so following the thoughts of this tale, Huck had a jump on having wedded bliss. This is not the type of story I would reach for when wanting Christian fiction, so give this book three stars. The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner.
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