Goodnight, Brian
by Steven Manchester

Story Plant Print ISBN: 9781611880618
Fiction Studio Books E-book ISBN: 9781936558711
Publication Date: 01/08/2013 --- 308 pages

“Steven Manchester has a gift for expressing through his writing the complicated and transcendent beauty of the human experience with poignant clarity.”– Yolanda King, eldest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King

“Steven Manchester’s Goodnight, Brian is a poignant, inspiring story about resilience and faith and one family’s enduring love that should be a model for us all.”
– James S. Hirsch, bestselling author, Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

“An amazing writer...with Goodnight, Brian, Steven Manchester has yet another winner on his hands!”
– Noonie Fortin,1SG, USAR (Ret); Author and Speaker

“Goodnight, Brian is a heart warming story about the power of love.”
– Tami Brady, TCM Reviews

“Steven has once again proven his deep insight into human emotions and relations and his ability to craft a well written and entertaining story that also has the power to inspire courage and hope. Goodnight, Brian is a fine read.”
– Bob Price, WPZZ Radio Personality

“This book is a heartrending and inspiring story of resilience, faith and a family’s enduring love that we all can emulate.”
– Ifyking

“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.”
– Lou Graham’s Blog

“Goodnight, Brian is a tender, moving, sensitive, poignant and emotion packed story that will stay with you long after the final page. Highly recommend to all readers!”
– CMash Reads

“I was so moved reading this book! What a tear jerker!”
– Book Lover Stop

“If you would love a great family read, with some heartache, but with a lot of devotion added in, then this is for you. I Loved It!”
– Maureen’s Musings

“I rarely cry while reading a book, but I did with this one. It all felt so real to me.”
– Ope’s Opinions

“Are you ready for a book that you need a box of tissue be your side while reading? Well then this is your book.”
– The Mary Reader

“There are many life lessons within the pages of this book that everyone should learn. Highly recommended.”
– The Coffee Pot

“A great, uplifting read that’s worthy of your attention.”
– Typographical Era

“I felt this book was AMAZING. Absolutely amazing. Anyone who has a heart will love this novel.”
– A Novel Review

“I was blown away with how much I enjoyed this book.”
– Without a Book

“If you like a nice heartwarming, sometimes sad story with a good message then you will like this one for sure.”
– House of A La Mode

“Wonderful fiction written by a great storyteller!”
– Crystal Book Reviews

“Another great winner from the pen of a super talented author.”
– Vic’s Media Room

“Goodnight, Brian is an emotional roller coaster from the start.”
– Another Day for Grace

“This is one you will want to read again and again and keep on your own personal library shelf.”
– Reviews from the Heart

“I can’t remember the last time I cried so much while reading a book.”
– Turner’s Antics

“This book is a well-written, emotional, heartbreaking, lesson learning book that teaches the readers that anything can be possible if they have faith and believe. It provides the encouragement that one needs to improve themselves into becoming better people.”
– Interested in All

“Goodnight, Brian is a heart-warming story steeped in family bonds and love.”
– Minding Spot

“I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I can hardly wait to read the next book by this author. He is an absolute master at his art!”
– My Devotional Thoughts

“Goodnight, Brian by Steven Manchester is a must, must read! Yes, I did say must twice. This is because this book should not be missed.”
– Cheryl’s Book Nook

“Goodnight, Brian will have you reaching for the tissues at almost every turn of the page. It is an uplifting story that will stay with you long after you've finished it and gives you the strength to believe that nothing is impossible, if you work hard and believe, no matter what.”
– Reviews by Abby

“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.”
– Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“Goodnight, Brian was an emotional roller coaster that ended on a satisfying note, leaving me with a full heart.”
– Little Lovely Books

“Goodnight, Brian is an impassioned and inspirational story of love with incredible highs and astonishing lows that will leave you emotionally spent and yet so glad that you went on the journey.”
– Lusty Penguin

“A poignant and riveting tale of the strength of familial love, Goodnight, Brian is a profound and very much recommended addition to general fiction collections.”
– Midwest Book Review

“A stirring story about what happens when life hands you lemons and you not only make lemonade but a lemon pie, lemon bars, and lemon poppy-seed bread for the entire world.”
– Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

"A book like Goodnight, Brian by Steven Manchester does not come along very often. I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed."
– Single Titles


 
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.

2013 Southern California Book Festival (Winner–Spiritual category)
2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS FINALIST
2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST
2013 BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL RUNNER-UP
SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2013 GLOBAL E-BOOK AWARDS
FINALIST 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS – SPIRITUALITY-INSPIRATIONAL
Runner-Up Los Angeles Book Festival Award (Spiritual)

 


“Although this book is fiction, I know there are many families in the world who are living this story and there were many times throughout the book where I found myself close to tears wondering how these families endure through the biggest challenges.”– Kritters Ramblings


 

Steven Manchester"Steven Manchester has a gift for expressing through his writing the complicated and transcendent beauty of the human experience with poignant clarity," says Yolanda King, eldest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King. "Steven Manchester writes about life as it really is and really could be," adds Crystal Book Reviews. Steven Manchester’s work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Manchester writes deeply moving, intensely relatable novels that readers tend to remember and discuss for a long time.

 


“Written with the author’s characteristic warmth, and with fine attention to detail, Goodnight, Brian is a story about determination and the absolute power of unshakeable family bonds.”– Jaffareadstoo

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