Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review: The Rockin' Chair - Steven Manchester

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.
 "Wow" This was an amazing book. I didn't want to put it down. Grandpa John was my favorite character in this story. He reminded me of my own grandfather in many ways. It just amazed me how one man could bring an entire family back together after so much heartache and loss.

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially one's spouse. It takes a very strong and special type of person to endure something so tragic and still have the will to try to mend broken relationships in the process. This character and book were very well-written and, this was the best story I have read in a long time. This was the second book I have read by this author, and he has a way of telling a story that grabs your attention right away. This is definitely one of those books that will stay with you for a lifetime, and an underlying  message that family will always be there for you through good times and bad.

I give this book five stars and would recommend to everyone I know.
5 Stars
Billie Jo

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