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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Gooseberry Island by Steven Manchester

January 6, 2015
They met at the worst possible moment...or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before – including the romance that had sustained him. Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?

Gooseberry Island is the most nuanced, dramatic, and romantic novel yet from a writer whose ability to plumb the depths of human emotion knows few peers.

What I Thought:

Steven Manchester has been compared to Nicholas Sparks, but he has his own unique style of writing.  One that makes you feel like you know the characters that he writes about on a one-on-one basis.  This book touches on a subject that is too prevalent in today's society, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Steven did a really good job writing about this subject.  This is a charming story that will touch anyone's heart, a love story that almost wasn't.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

Steven Manchester

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve Months and The Rockin' Chair. He is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian, as well as the critically-acclaimed novels, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island. He has also written A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette) and The Thursday Night Club (novella), while his work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning and BET's Nightly News. Three of Steven's short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit:


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