Tuesday, August 6, 2013

# blogging for books # book review

Book Review: Forever Friday

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?

I can't begin to decide what first drew me to this book...maybe it was because it was a love story or because it involved post cards or an estate sale...no matter what it was, I am so glad that I took the time to read this book. Once I picked it up, I had a tough time putting it down. Reading Gabe and Huck's love story made me sigh, laugh and yes, shed a few tears. Theirs was a love that all of us should aspire to have. This book is currently available for pre-order and I can't encourage you enough to order it and when it comes to sit down and not only read it, but absorb it. Whether your single, happily married or caught up in "Long Division"*, there will be something in this book for you.


*You'll have to read the book to understand that reference. ;)

I received this book through the Blogging For Books program. All thoughts, opinions and comments are mine.

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