Goodnight, Brian – STEVEN MANCHESTER

Goodnight, Brian is written by Steven Manchester goodbye
and published by The Story Plant.

Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino � who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.

An emotional tale about the strength of family bonds, unconditional love, and the perseverance to do our best with the challenging gifts we receive, GOODNIGHT, BRIAN is an uplifting tribute to what happens when giving up is not an option.

I was fortunate enough to read Steven’s Twelve Months book last year of which I loved and included in my top 10 reads of 2012. With that being the case, I was so excited to hear that he had written another book.

Goodnight, Brian is all about a family, in particular a Grandmothers love for a young boy that didn’t have the perfect ‘normal’ start in life. The book followed the unconditional love that Grandma (Mama) had for the boy and how she would not rest until she helped him to his fulfil his potential whilst other said there was no chance.

Steven’s written style is very easy to read and enjoy. He fills his characters with huge amounts of emotion and therefore you connect with them with ease. Always amazing family connections and depth to his leads.

A very good story which I enjoyed but I felt the frequent religious references were a little too much for me. Whilst many were totally appropriate to the American/Italian family and theme of the book I would have loved the story a little more with fewer included (but that is just personal preference).

Available from Amazon UK Goodnight, Brian

To read my full review of Twelve Months also by the same Author click –  http://wp.me/p1C4A5-p4

Available also from Amazon UK Twelve Months

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6 responses to “Goodnight, Brian – STEVEN MANCHESTER

  1. sherylbrowne

    Excellent insightful review! Thanks, Lou! 🙂 xx

  2. Interesting to hear you say about the religious references, as i read Tweleve months and HATED it because it felt like a ‘hidden’ religious book 😉

    Interesting that you enjoyed that one so much (here’s MY review of it) http://normalinlondon.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/twelve-months-steven-manchester/

  3. I wish I had a grandmother like Brian’s 🙂

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