Forever Friday: A Novel by Timothy Lewis Published September 3rd 2013 by WaterBrook Press
In a gripping love story that transcends time, author Timothy Lewis new title, Forever Fridays, is the narrative of the intense fire between a man and wife, and the fervent devotion crucial to fanning its flames.
Set within duel timelines, smooth transitions take us from present day Texas, where estate-sale specialist, Adam Coby, unearths a collection of sixty years of postcards hidden inside several photo albums. Not having recovered from the devastating heartbreak of a divorce two years ago, his brokenness stems not only from the loss of his future with his wife, but in what he sees as the staggering futility of love. As he casually reads through them, he experiences a flicker of hope that hidden in these postcards is the secret to maintaining a rich and long lasting love.
Falling into easy nostalgia with imperceptible seams and a graceful entry into a bygone era we learn the story of Gabe and Pearl Alexander beginning at the genesis and the birthplace of their love, 1920's Texas Coastal Bend. Tenderly chronicled within each missive is the story of a lifetime of a love not taken for granted, but nurtured and cultivated with the meticulousness that can only come from mutual devotion, unchanging and reaffirmed throughout the decades. Forever Friday is truly a beautiful and inspiring read, and resplendent in its telling, making this title one you'll want to read and re-read as you invest in your own love story.
A physical copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author for purposes of review.
Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement Expected publication: February 11th 2014 by Hogarth
Having access to pre-release books for review, I often find myself in the untenable position of having to force myself through tortuous, mediocre, crudely written books. There's a lot of appallingly bad writing out there, cleverly disguised by misleading cover art; their publication based largely on overused cliches. I feel resentful for the time I spend choking down uninspired, poorly researched titles, when there are authors who invest themselves, literally for years, in the development of a well-written book. Jennifer Clement;s new title, Prayers for the Stolen, falls into the second category of higher achievement.
The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne.
I LOVE it.
I love it I love it I love it.
Reading The Girl in the Road, I had not yet made it halfway through, its fast became one of my favorite books. Truthfully, just after reading the first few lines, I was hooked, with no possible way of escape. This title's publication date isn't set until May 2014, and even though I'm reading it in ebook format, I'm desperate to get my hands on a physical copy. I could EAT this book.
The Girl in the Road is a book about death and dying, giving birth and new life.
The story begins with subtle themes of spirituality born of a traumatic event. A snake bite. Blood, pumping from the shallow between Meena's breasts. White bandaging applied in the shape of a cross. All the foundational elements required for the building of a religion are accounted for.