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?
2 Love stories connected by a photo album…
This novel takes its time unwinding the love story of the Alexanders through Adam Colby’s mini investigation. Its through him that the world of he Alexanders opens up and as we learn about them we meet Adam, a man looking for healing, answers and maybe a second chance at love.
Over all I think that this story was an easy read. Portions of the scenes with Pearl growing up gave me Huckleberry Fin vibes. My only criticism is that the beginning was a bit slow but after that it picks up well and is a fun read til the end.
I also love that this is loosely based on a real love story, knowing that warms my heart and makes me wonder which parts were fiction and which parts were real.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.