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Saturday, January 17 2015

Gooseberry Island provides an intricate look inside the life of soldiers and those who love them. Vividly revealing the trauma, pain, and heartache that many endure due to their extraordinary sacrifice to protect our country.”

“David McClain meets Lindsey Wood at his going away party the night before he returns to duty in Afghanistan. It is a chance meeting that captures his heart, when falling in love was not among his to do list before leaving for an assignment that offered no guarantees that he would be returning.” 

“When David returns to his Ranger position his experiences shape his decision to pull away from Lindsey. Not wanting to complicate her life with the traumatic nightmare he lives with daily.”

“Lindsey must decide if she is completely committed to their love and willing to go to battle to fight for a future together.”

“Steven Manchester courageously offers his insight, bringing to life the horrific experiences and interesting characters depicted by utilizing his knowledge from his very own experience as a solider who fought in Afghanistan.” 

Gooseberry Island is an emotional read that adequately tackles the results of war and evokes deep thought concerning the lasting affect placed on soldiers and their families. It is an eye-opening read that should be read by all.”

- - Patricia D. Woods, B2M Editor

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Saturday, January 17 2015

The Thursday Night Club is an inspiring read that leaves a lasting touch on your heart.”  

“The gifted author, Steven Manchester pens a poignant novella centered around five college friends, whose uniqueness makes each character interesting in this amazing story. It is a story that will draw readers down memory lane into their very own early adult experiences, whether it be college life or entering into the world of adulthood and becoming responsible for your life choices."

“Izzy, Ava, Jessie, Randy, and Kevin are five senior college students who have a friendly ritual of meeting on Thursday’s, for a night of banter, food, drinks and much fun. On one particular night, Jessie recommends that the group of friends participate in a competition. The three guys agree to the rules and each places a quarter in the pot for the prize to be given to the winner.”

“A tragedy strikes and takes the life of one of the friends. Leaving a void that prompts the remaining friends to embark on a journey to do an act of kindness individually, anonymously in the memory of their dear friend.” What begins as a way to pay homage to their friend leads each down a path that ultimately changes lives forever.”

“Manchester once again uses his magic to craft a story that demonstrates the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. That the simple act of caring, sharing and giving to others will bring such a sense of fulfillment to those who choose to be a blessing to someone else.”

- - Patricia D. Woods, B2M Editor

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