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Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

forever fridayAfter a devastating divorce leaves Adam Colby heartbroken, he is not sure how he can put the pieces of his life back together. He wonders if even God can make sense of the mess that remains-until a package of mysterious postcards that direct Adam to the story of Gabe and Huck Alexander. Drawn by her desire to find a true soulmate, Pearl “Huck” Huckabee breaks a turbulent engagement with her fiancé to marry Gabe Alexander, a man she’s known just a few short weeks. Wanting to celebrate and protect their love, Gabe mails her a meaningful postcard every week-beginning in 1926-for the next sixty years. Designed to arrive on Fridays, each postcard not only contains an original poem, but holds precious truths, the sum of which answer the universal question: what makes a marriage last? As Adam begins to uncover the Alexanders’ secret, he records Gabe and Huck’s extraordinary romance. It’s a process that will change his life forever.

In this giveaway, sponsored by Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis, we asked you to submit an original image that represents your secret to a happy relationship.

We received a lot of entries, and posted the top three entries so that you could vote on them over the last week.

Lisa’s photo of the view from her driveway received the most votes. LIsa will receive a $50 gift card to the book retailer of her choice, along with an Experience Forever Friday package that has hand-picked items from the author. The package includes:

  1. A copy of the title
  2. A framed copy of the Cafe Chocolate cake in the book
  3. Duncan Coffee Company’s Houstonian Blend coffee
  4. A pink Anacacho Orchids coffee mug
  5. A two sea shell necklace

Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all of the finalists!


Here’s Lisa’s winning entry: 

Cherish the moment of togetherness, because the sun will fall, creating a sunset, and the moment might be gone too soon. -Unknown quotes

This image was taken from our driveway. We spend many evenings out there together; he ropes his roping dummy & I sit on the tailgate of the pickup while we talk. I think it’s important to relish the moments that you spend together…those doing nothing moments. Moments like that keep us close.



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