Timothy Lewis's first novel, Forever Friday, is a gentle, contemplative story similar in tone to the works of Nicholas Sparks or Richard Paul Evans. As he sorts materials for yet another estate sale, Adam Colby stumbles upon a series of photo albums, filled not with treasured family photos, but hundreds of post cards, all written by Gabe Alexander to his wife Pearl. When Adam learns that Gabe sent his wife a postcard with a new poem each and every Friday of their 60+ years of marriage, Adam wonders what kept this romance alive for decades when his own short marriage has ended in divorce. Where had he (and his wife) failed? Adam sets out to learn more about this couple and their deep love, not an easy task since they have no children or close relatives. When he locates the daughter of the couple's long time house keeper, Adam begins to learn more about the life of Gabe and Pearl.
Despite the alternating modern day chapters and flashbacks to Gabe and Pearl's life, this book was a fast, entertaining read. I especially liked Pearl's spunk and the Texas oil country setting. I am sure others will be warmed by this story.
Check out this link to learn more about Timothy Lewis and his first novel. You can read the first chapter by following this link. I received a copy of Forever Friday from Blogging for Books for my honest review.