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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.
My take on this book:
Thirty-eight year old Adam Colby owns a small estate sale business, and over the years he has witnessed years of various couples' lives doing his job. While conducting the sale of Gabe and Pearl Alexander's estate he finds hundreds of postcards that Gabe had sent to Pearl "Huck" over the span of sixty years, each card arrived on Friday and contained poems and writing that reveal how Gabe felt about his beloved Huck! Adam had once committed to forever but sadly his marriage failed, heartbroken he longs to know the secret to what makes a marriage stand the test of time. Will he find the answer to that reading the postcards that Gabe sent Huck?
In "Forever Friday" we learn about Adam and what happened to his twelve year marriage to Haley, but the richness of this story revolves around Gabe and Huck's love story. The author easily pulled me in the past but also smoothly moves back to the present when necessary. The author introduces us to Huck who at the age of ninety is in an extended care facility, he then pulls us back to the beginning, when Gabe and Huck met, allowing us to see their lives unfold, and their love never waiver. While it was interesting to see Adam deal with his own heartbreak as the story develops my favorite chapters really revolved around Gabe and Huck. A wonderful love story that certainly stirs the heart, and while the ending brought a tear to my eye it was perfect! The readers guide makes this a perfect group read!
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.