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The Rockin' Chair

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242 pages



Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61188-068-7

Trade Paperback $14.95

E-book $7.99

Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.


Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future.


A rich portrait of a family at a crossroad, The Rockin’ Chair is Steven

Manchester’s most heartfelt and emotionally engaging


“The Rockin’ Chair is a tightly knit tearjerker – a work better than anything

Nicholas Sparks has ever written.”

– Jon Land, bestselling author of Pandora’s Temple


“Move over, Nicholas Sparks! The Rockin’ Chair is a literary gift.

Captivating and endearing from the very first page, Steve Manchester weaves

a tender and powerful story that you will not forget. Make way for this new

writer at the top, and make room for more of his books on your shelf !”

– Susan Farr-Fahncke, Editor,


“In The Rockin’ Chair, Steven Manchester has created a book that can

change the world. If only everyone would listen to Grampa John and express

their love for each other, what a different world it would be.”

– Heather Froeschl, Book Reviewer,


“The Rockin’ Chair is a fantastic read! From the opening chapter to the final

page, it is a rivoting tale. I highly recommend it.”

– Dorothy Thompson, Editor, The Writers Life


“The Rockin’ Chair is a wonderful story; one that I couldn’t put it down

once I got started. And yes, I cried in the end.”

– Elodia Tate, Author, Open My Eyes, Open My Soul


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