In this heartwarming holiday story, Steven Manchester, author of the #1 bestsellers TWELVE MONTHS and THE ROCKIN' CHAIR, takes us into the world of three of his characters from his novel Goodnight, Brian. Steph is on a search for truth in her heart as she faces the prospect of real love for the first time. Brian is out to enjoy his favorite season in a way that doctors never thought he could. And at the center of it all is their grandmother, affectionately known as Mama, a woman of remarkable commitment and charity who knows something very important about making Christmas wishes come true. This brief, beautiful tale captures the promise of the holidays and the longing we all have for the magic of the season.
|Publisher:||Fiction Studio Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Page count shows 77 pages. Only 20 of these are related to the story. The rest of this book was nothing but previews of his other books. Very disappointed. The actual short story seemed disjointed and unrelated to much of anything. The ending was abrupt. Sorry that I spent the 99 cents on this one.
Wanting to read a couple of Christmas stories this week, who better to read than one of my favorite authors, Steven Manchester. This is the Prequel to GOODNIGHT, BRIAN, which I read in 2013. Mr. Manchester, in 91 pages, warms the reader's heart with the wise wisdom of MaMa, Angela DiMartino, the Italian matriarch. Mama is sensing that something is bothering her granddaughter during this holiday season. And with her infinite experience, knowledge and unconditional love teaches Stephanie the greatest gift of all. Steve Manchester delivers another emotional read that will leave the reader thankful for Mama and her insight. I felt like I was going home, to have the chance, to see my own grandmother again. Beautifully written!
This is a short story related to Pressed Pennies. It was nice to see mama again dishing out her words of wisdom. Words that Steph needed to hear. On a trip back to her old neighborhood with Brian,she taught him some valuble lessons too. I read Pressed Pennies first, but this was nice to revisit. Short but worth it. cmj