The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester on Tour July 1 - August 31
Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future. A rich portrait of a family at a crossroad, The Rockin’ Chair is Steven Manchester’s most heartfelt and emotionally engaging novel to date. If family matters to you, it is a story you must read.
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This book brought so many emotions to the forefront. From the first page to the last I was totally captivated. I can't say too much for fear of spoiling anything. The characters in The Rockin Chair are so real and raw, all of them, even Three Speed! This is an easy read. Not really easy but I read it pretty quickly. It was smooth reading is what I want to say. I cannot believe that I haven't read any of Steve Manchester's books before!
There are two more things I want to say:
1. Look out Nicholas Sparks, you have a new contender!
2. Have tissues ready!
I absolutely loved this book and have told family and friends that it is a must read!
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller Twelve Months, Goodnight, Brian, and several other books. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.