From the back cover:
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?
When I read the back cover of this book I was really excited to read it. It sounds Nicholas Sparks-like and used to enjoy Nicholas Sparks but I stopped reading him because of too many steamy love scenes. So I was hoping for something similar but cleaner.
I hate to write about a book when I am disappointed but I need to be honest. I didn’t connect with this book at all. This is my opinion only and I am sure many other readers will love this book. Actually, this book as a lot of great reviews.
I felt like I never got a chance to connect with any of the characters. There was a lot of hopping around and I couldn’t get a grasp on who the characters really were.
There was a lot of narration in the beginning, just the character taking in the surrounds but not really moving the story forward. The dialogue that was there felt forced to me.
Also, Huck (the heroine), gets so angry at one point she cuts some of her hair off in the middle of a restaurant. Even though I didn’t have a good grasp in her personality I still felt that was a bit impulsive.
Like I said, I am sure many other people will like this book but it wasn’t for me.
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A copy of this book was given to me by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.