Though some would say I am a hopeless romantic, romance novels are not my go to genre when choosing a book but Forever Friday has a different approach. It’s not a typical boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, have conflict, resolve conflict and live happily ever after. Yes, boy does meet girl. Yes, boy and girl fall in love. Yes, there are conflicts and problems to solve that do get resolved and yes the one couple lives out the “’til death do us part,” but the love story is a story in a story and it is beautifully woven together dancing from the past to the present as we get glimpses or pictures of the love story that spans 60 years.
About the Book:
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? - See more at: Forever Friday: A Novel
I was caught up in the story within the story and very much enjoyed reading about Gabe and Huck. I do wish though that there was a bit more to the ending with Adam. What I think I loved most though was the fact Forever Friday was inspired by Mr. Lewis’s own postcard sending great-aunt and great-uncle. If you enjoy romance stories this is one you’ll want to read and if you are like me and looking for something a little different, I recommend you take a look at Forever Friday.
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FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.