Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Goodnight, Brian by Steven Manchester

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've read a Steven Manchester book before and loved it.  So, I was excited to see what Manchester had in store for me this time.  Goodnight, Brian is a heart-warming story steeped in family bonds and love.  The character of Brian's grandmother, Angela, is by far one of the best I've seen.  I could literally envision her actions, reactions, her thoughts and emotions vividly - she is a woman who I'd want to love me and Brian is very lucky he had her in his life.   A determined woman whom's love for God and her family will take her into the most unexpected places.  A highly recommended read!

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller TWELVE MONTHS and PRESSED PENNIES, THE UNEXPECTED STORM: The Gulf War Legacy, and JACOB EVANS, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly N ews. Recently, three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my own opinion for Partners in Crime Book Tours.


  1. Very nice review and post. I too am a big fan of this author and can't wait for his future works. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Many thanks for the wonderful review, and for sharing Goodnight, Brian with your readers. I hope they enjoy the book!

  3. I wish I had a grandmother like Mama!


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