hopeless romantic -
1. This person is in love with love. They believe in fairy tales and love.
Yes, I consider myself a hopeless romantic...I certainly love a good love story. Whether it is a book or a movie, there is just something so appealing to me about a good love story.
When I read the synopsis of Forever Friday, by Timothy Lewis, I knew that I simply had to read it.
What a neat idea! Could you imagine? How romantic...not to just write a love poem, but to send it on a post card every Friday. The best part, the author drew inspiration for the story from the postcards sent between his great-aunt and great-uncle over a period of sixty years.
The story is about Huck and Gabe Alexander. It is a story of how they met and how these soul mates found a love that led to these weekly postcards. It is told from the perspective of Adam Colby, the owner of a small estate-sale business, who came upon the postcard collection during the sale he was conducting of the Alexander's belongings.
He pieces together their love story, through the post cards and conversations with Yvette, the daughter of their long time housekeeper. It is their story that he recounts in the book Forever Friday.
The story is a great love story, set against sixty years of history, starting in the early twentieth century and ending in the summer of 2006.
If you enjoy a good love story, I recommend this book. The author did a great job of developing the characters and telling their love story. Almost as soon as I started the book, I was hooked. I wanted to keep reading to learn more about their adventures.
I must confess that I was a little surprised when I realized that it was a male author - I think that this could possibly be the first love story that I read by a man. Now, certainly, some of my favorite authors that are men have included love in their stories, but this book was a love story. The story struck me as one that could someday be made into a movie, one that if it were well done, I would really enjoy.
No compensation was received for this post. A complimentary Advanced Reading Copy was provided to allow me the opportunity to read the book and share about it. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.