Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis

What a truly amazing book about true love. I would recommend this to anyone. Great read!

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?

About the Author

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.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book by Waterbrook Multnomah Press, I was neither paid for this review nor was I commanded by Waterbrook Multnomah Press to write a positive review. This review is my own personal opinion. This disclaimer is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx03/16cfr25503.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Bedtime Prayers that end with a Hug!

I love reading this book to my kids before they go to bed & they look forward to me reading it to them. I would recommend this to anyone that has children. Super cute book! My kids like to read it too!

Turn your child’s bedtime into a calm and soothing time with God. Little children love getting—and giving—hugs. Hugs generate warmth, affection, and a feeling of acceptance. Bedtime Prayers That End with a Hug! offers a fun and heartwarming way to end your child’s day. This padded hardcover book features 52 easy-to-understand Snuggle Time moment based on Bible themes, along with sweet illustrations, simple lessons to help children apply the Bible to daily life, memory verses from the NLT, and heartwarming bedtime stories. Each story wraps up with an opportunity for parent and child to share a great big hug!

From the Back Cover

Every prayer ends with a great big hug!
Little children love getting—and giving—hugs! Hugs generate warmth, affection, and a feeling of acceptance. Turn your child’s bedtime into a calm and soothing special time you can share together!
  • 52 sweet and practical prayers—including prayers about showing kindness to others; not being afraid of the dark or going to the doctor; caring for family, friends, and pets; praying for self-control; and more
  • 52 simple bedtime Bible moments, each with a “snuggle time” application
  • Bible verses kids will want to hide in their hearts
  • A special “hug time” tied to each story when you and your child can share a great big hug!

Share a Hug with Someone You Love!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC.