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Forever Friday 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 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 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 I liked this book, it was a good love story My only issue is that this is supposed to be a christian book and it s really not much at all This book is easy and Interesting to read though. 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 book took me FOREVER to finish because there wasn t much excitement that happened in it to make me not want to put it down The book was just alright, cute story but not much of a climax I did however like how it ended around the theme of hope. 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 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 This book typifies why I am thinking about phasing out reviewing Christian fiction Putting the label Christian fiction on a book does not make it so There s nothing Christian about this book Smoking, drinking, immoral behavior, a so called guardian angel while almost no talk of God Himself, much less anyone even TRYING to live a godly life makes for a very poor book indeed.The story line itself had some great promise, and there are some very sweet moments, but these are cheapened by t This book typifies why I am thinking about phasing out reviewing Christian fiction Putting the label Christian fiction on a book does not make it so There s nothing Christian about this book Smoking, drinking, immoral behavior, a so called guardian angel while almost no talk of God Himself, much less anyone even TRYING to live a godly life makes for a very poor book indeed.The story line itself had some great promise, and there are some very sweet moments, but these are cheapened by the lack of any type of real Christianity, the selfishness of the two main characters especially Huck and a gratuitous attempted rape scene which wouldn t have even happened if Huck had just been honest with her husband This is supposed to be a grand love story, but it falls very short Huck and Gabe are so wrapped up in having a deep, loving, lasting marriage that is really becomes to the exclusion of all others I also had an issue with the fact that their first date , which was really all day and night, occurred while Huck was engaged to another man If you re looking for a secular love story, this might work great for you If you re looking for a Christian love story, I d advise you to look elsewhere.I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Press through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are my own This is one of the best romance books I think I have read and it has been sitting on my shelf for years It is a story about the power or love and marriage After being married to the same man for 58 years, I can tell you that there is a lot of truth in this book about how to keep a marriage alive What a treat it has been to read this book.

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