In Forever Friday we are introduced to Adam – a broken man questioning if love is even worth the effort and if marriages can realistically last. While sorting through the leftovers of an estate sale he is working, he discovered a true treasure in the remaining junk! What wisdom might he find in 60 years of postcards sent from a man to his wife – Gabe and Pearl Alexander? As Adam digs and investigates, we go back to the early twentieth century and are introduced to Gabe and Pearl (better known as “Huck”) and their love story….and what an adventure it is — up, down, good, bad. This is a story of love, hope and redemption!
A negative for me was the slight toss off of the issue of children. It fit in the story easily because of Huck’s situation. However, Gabe seemed to consider them more as a negative in keeping their going strong. That just bothered me!
Anyway, here’s a quote to interest you:
“Not long ago, I’d asked myself whether soul mates evolved into lovers or lovers evolved into soul mates. An answer I considered was that the trail we took to reach the top of the mountain mattered not, as long as we arrived. But now I’m thinking that the journey itself was key. Romance wasn’t what saved Huck and Gabe from The Long Division. In fact, romance was simply an external result of the willingness each of them had to continually choose each other over their own selfishness.
Two hearts commanding devotion.”
Now you’re thinking…The Long Division? …And what’s “two hearts commanding devotion” mean? …So, I would encourage you to grab your own copy of this special story, which was actually inspired by the true story between the author’s great-aunt and great-uncle!
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