Monday, October 21, 2013
Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis
From the publisher:
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?
The idea book was intriguing to me and that is why I picked it up but I just can't say that it was one I will keep.
I did like the idea of a love and marriage lasting and not letting things get in the way. But it seemed that Gabe and Pearl's relationship was more about romance and exciting outings that anything deep and solid. I had a hard time trying to imagine them with kids or a solid marriage that was based on more than just fun activities.
I also am not a huge fan of jumping forward in time and skipping dozens of years. It was necessary for the book but that is just not my favorite way to read a story. Others might really enjoy this aspect however.
Timothy Lewis' writing isn't what drew me away from the story, so I would try another book by him.
I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Beth-Anne