Review of The Rocking Chair by Steven Manchester


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272 pages
Publisher: The Story Plant (2013)

* I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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.

My Thoughts:

 A poignant tale of love and family, I enjoyed Grampa John immensely. He wasn't a well educated man but he was a very wise one.I loved the lessons he imparts to his broken family. And yes you will cry while reading this book. I liked it so much I stayed up all night reading it and that's saying something. It's a four- teacupper.



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