Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pressed Pennies By Steven Manchester

Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige's father nearly destroyed Abby's spirit.

Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they're hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She's very protective of the life she's made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn't know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you've dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?

PRESSED PENNIES is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply heartfelt story of love it its many incarnations, relationships in their many guises, and family in its many meanings. It is the most accomplished and moving novel yet from a truly great storyteller of the heart.

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Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve Months and The Rockin' Chair. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian, as well as A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Pressed Pennies (due out May 2014) and Gooseberry Island (due out January 2015). His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit: www.StevenManchester.com

Are you ready for  the great story tellers latest? If you are looking for a heartwarming story. With great characters then this is your book.
I liked Abby and Rick. I liked the romance and suspense. The creative writing was true to Manchester's past books.
I liked the 80's story line in this book. I am sure you will agree with me Manchester sure has a way with words.
I would have liked to have had more background on the main characters but over all the book was enjoyable.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.


  1. What a great review! It makes me want to read this book! Thanks Mary.

    1. Mable, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  2. Wonderful review. Would love to read this book.

  3. Great review Mary!

    Judy B

  4. Mary good review, Thanks for sharing this book with us.

  5. Great review. I haven't read any books by Steven Manchester before and this sounds like a great one. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Great review! Id love to read it!!