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June 24, 2013

GOODNIGHT, BRIAN by Steven Manchester

GOODNIGHT, BRIAN                                                        4 STARS
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.

 The author must have a strong spiritual foundation from the way he developed a family that you can actually believe exists.The story is a story of real life and makes us want to help each other reach their best. A son is born, named Brian, who has Metabolic Alkalosis which causes problems with his eating. Each member of the family dealt in a different ways. The grandma figure holds high her religious beliefs and she has a wonderful resolution in this book. She keeps the family and the village going on how to treat Brian. She is a powerful force. The story tells how people act differently to the way God deals them to us.  They either give up and say they are failures or give it all they have to deal with the challenges given them.  I believe the main message of the book is to be yourself and don't let everyone else make you into anything else.  You are you and strive to be the best you can be.  If you are looking for a book with some life lessons, emotion, detail, and an amazing spiritual tone, check this book out.  I  don't normally read these kind of books, but this one was quite interesting and inspiring.

I would give this book 4 STARS

I was given a complimentary copy of this book,  GOODNIGHT BRIAN from the author, Steven Manchester for this unbiased review.

Steven Manchester is the national bestselling author of TWELVE MONTHS, 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 News. 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.

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