7.22.2013

Forever Friday | Book Review

This week  I read:


Synopsis from Goodreads:
After 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 fiancé 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 1926-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.

What I Thought:
When I chose this book, I thought that I would like it.  But I loved it.  I love romance novels and I almost always select Historical Fiction.  This book had it all.  
It is not only the story of Huck and Gabe but also the story of Adam.  Adam found the postcards and the story of the Alexander's at just the right time in his own life.
The book is told from two perspectives.  It is told by Adam, who is the man in charge of selling off the final belongings of the Alexander's.  This is more or less in the present day.  It is also told beautifully from the Alexander's stretching from the 1920's to present day.
I fell in love with Huck.  She is amazing and her story is well written that you can see her in every situation.  And Gabe is just about as perfect a man as you could imagine.  
The novel itself is well written, full of hope and laughter, and wonderful banter between Huck and Gabe. The beginning pulls you in and the ending leaves you feeling wonderful.
 I could hardly put it down once I started and I can't wait to pass it on.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BloggingforBooks.orghttp://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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