Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester


“Grandma?” Evan asked, grabbing her attention.
Elle shook her head, the tears beginning to cascade down her tired face.
“When?” he asked.
Elle reached for his hand. “Last night…right in Grampa’s lap.”
“In the rockin’ chair?” he asked, his voice cracking.
Elle nodded again.
Evan’s eyes filled. “Where else?” he said.

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The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester
Published by: The Story Plant
Number of Pages: 242


The Rockin' Chair is not my usual read. But I am glad I read it. It took me into a journey of relationships, love, emotions and family bonding. I could feel for the characters and loved every moment of it. 

Grampa John touches our heart. After his beloved wife Alice dies, he calls for his family to be with him. His son Hank has some issues with him but his daughter in law, Elle has always cared for him and his wife. His three grand children are very fond of him. They all turn up at his farm. To help him heal. And most important, they heal too, basking in his love and wisdom. He helps them all to face life again. By doing that he is at peace with himself too. 

With characters so real, and a dog, this novel stays with us long after we finish it. I am definitely going to read more books by this author.....

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9 comments:

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Sounds like a great story. Thanks for your review.

cynthia2729 said...

Interesting teaser. I wan't to know what they are talking about. Here is my TT http://cynthia2729.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/teaser-tuesday-july-23/

booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

Not my usual thing but if it promised a good cry or tug at the heartstrings, maybe...

CMash said...

So glad you enjoyed this. And I can honestly say, his other books, "Twelve Months" and "Goodnight, Brian" are just as good. He is an amazing author!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm glad u enjoyed this and shared the intro with us today. I don't think it would be for me though.

JaneGS said...

Sounds like it could be good--I'm not a big fan of opening a novel with dialogue, but I know a lot of authors do this.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like a touching story.

Steve Manchester said...

Many thanks for the wonderful review, and for sharing THE ROCKIN' CHAIR with your readers!

Vicki said...

I jumped at the chance to review this for the blog tour. I love this kind of story. Glad you enjoyed it!