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Every Friday, a postcard.
Every Friday, a love poem.
Every Friday for sixty years.
 
Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared for what he finds in an old photo album, overlooked by the bargain hounds and treasure hunters—six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexanders’ love entices Adam, a man unhinged by divorce and puzzled by the depth of commitment that he finds in the unabashedly romantic cards.
 
Forever Friday invites you to travel back in time to the early twentieth century Texas Coastal Bend where a young couple—Gabe and Pearl Alexander—are swept up in a miraculous love. As the heartwarming, pulse-quickening story of their relationship develops through Gabe’s poems, the Alexanders reveal a new way to consider what it means to be truly devoted to each other. Could the secrets of their love affair, laid to rest twenty years ago, hold the key to one man’s future?

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Praise for Forever Friday
 
Forever Friday is a compelling, poignant story about soul mates.  Timothy Lewis writes with Southern charm, emotional intensity, and inspired insight about the passage of time that might cause a marriage to falter.  A must read for those who believe in the endearing and eternal power of hope.”   
—DeWanna Pace, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of A Texas Christmas

“In this day of disposable relationships, along comes a beautiful tale of lifelong love between two soulmates. Drawing from his own personal pain and disappointment, Timothy Lewis brings to life real characters in a page-turning romance that will keep you holding your breath in anticipation. Forever Friday makes you want to find (if you haven't already) your own lifelong soul mate to cherish forever. There is something to be said in defense of everlasting love, and Timothy Lewis says it stunningly.”
—Martha Bolton, playwright and author of eighty-eight books, including the novel Josiah for President

“Tim has masterfully woven a simple love story, intertwining the joy of new love, the challenge of enduring love, the hope of renewed love, and the joy of lasing love into a beautiful and complex tapestry.  Not only does Tim tell a delightful story, he also inspires us all to renew our love and to deepen our relationships.  Forever Friday will make young lovers dance, old lovers smile, and anyone else who dreams of love, strive for better Fridays.”   
—Dan Bolin, International Director of Christian Camping International, author, and speaker

Forever Friday could be an excellent marriage manual or an important resource for those in the senior care industry, though it's not meant to be either. Timothy Lewis has penned a passionate love story that moves effortlessly back and forth through time and carries us all to the most hopeful of conclusions: Not only does enduring love exist, it thrives when purposed.”   
—Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, national best-selling author of Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!

“Timothy Lewis’s debut novel Forever Friday will wrap around your heart and not let go.  The beautifully haunting story lingers in your mind long after you’ve read it like a treasured memory.”
—Jodi Thomas, New York Times best-selling author of 37 novels

“Timothy Lewis’s novel, Forever Friday, transcends the reader to an era where love, honor, and cherish were not only marriage vows, but a Texas tradition. When two souls come together in perfect harmony, it strums the heart strings from the past to the present!”
—David and Roger Otwell, the Otwell Twins, Formerly of the Lawrence Welk Show

“In his debut novel, Forever Friday, Timothy Lewis delivers a timeless story for the romantic at heart. For anyone who believes in happy ever after, the possibility of meeting your soulmate, or the power of true love, this inspirational tale will not disappoint. Spanning generations and transporting readers across time, Tim’s delightful characters highlight the importance of genuine relationships while reminding us all to appreciate the loved ones in our lives.”
—Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Free
 

About Timothy Lewis

TIMOTHY LEWIS is an author and playwright. He has authored more than twenty plays/musicals. In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas A&M University and co-directs a summer writing academy. Timothy is also a professional speaker, cowboy poet, actor, and songwriter. He drew inspiration for Forever Friday from the postcards sent between his great-aunt and great-uncle over a period of sixty years. He lives with his wife near Amarillo, Texas.

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288 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 3, 2013

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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Every Friday, a postcard.
Every Friday, a love poem.
Every Friday for sixty years.


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Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared for what he finds in a old photo album, untouched by the bargain hounds and treasure hunters—six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexanders’ love entices Adam, a man unhinged by divorce and unsettled by the depth of commitment that he finds in the unabashedly romantic cards.

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together? - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226490#sthash.t1pXmENy.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf

Click here to download chapter one of Forever Friday.

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.

 

But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart? - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.iEe3za7V.dpuf

By Mercedes-Benz Taylor

2 Love stories connected by a photo album...This novel takes its time unwinding the love story of the Alexanders through Adam Colby's mini investigation. Its through him that the world of he Alexanders opens up and as we learn about them we meet Adam, a man  looking for healing, answers and maybe a second chance at love.Over all I think that this story was an easy read. Portions of the scenes with Pearl growing up gave me Huckleberry Fin...

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By Alice William

This is the story of Adam discovering a collection of postcard poems written by Gabe to Huck for 60 years after their marriage. Intrigued by the collection and devotion to mail poems every friday to his love, Adam sets out to discover the love story of Huck and Gabe and the secret to their long lasting and devoted marriage. At the end he discovers new hope in marriage.The Idea behind the book was intriguing. More so was the fact that a...

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By Heather Graves

Every Friday, a postcard.Every Friday, a love poem.Every Friday for sixty years. Adam Colby is just doing his job, sorting through the unsold Alexander belongings after the estate sale. He is unprepared for what he finds in an old photo album, overlooked by the bargain hounds and treasure huntersâ?"six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe Alexander to his wife, Pearl. The mystery of the Alexandersâ?? love entices Adam, a man unhinged by...

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By Georgia M

"Forever Friday: A Novel" by Timothy Lewis is a love story.PLOTIn the summer of 2006, Adam Colby is supervising one of his estate sales. The old house belonged to the Alexanders- a couple who have both passed away. Whilst perusing the contents during his day, he flicks through an old photograph album, and finds six decades worth of postcards- each with a poem written by Gabe Alexander to his wife, Huck. As Adam reads each one, he finds...

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By Brianna Nemec

What an amazing story of true love and devotion that lasted for 60 years. Lewis does an awesome job at telling the story between present and past times. I'm patiently awaiting his next title and he definitely has a new reader!!

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