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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.
2015 Florida Book Festival- Runner-Up
2014 Los Angeles Book Festival - Runner Up
2013 Foreword Reviews BOTY Awards - Finalist
2013 USA Best Book Awards Finalist
2013 Indie Excellence Books Awards Finalist
2013 International Book Awards Finalist
2013 Beach Book Festival Runner-Up
2013 Global E-Book Awards–Silver Medal Winner
2014 International Book Awards - Finalist
“Steven Manchester has a gift for expressing through his writing the
complicated and transcendent beauty of the human experience with
– 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
– 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
“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