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 novel to date. If family matters to you, it is a story you must hear.
Finalist 2013 USA Best Book Awards - General Fiction A Conversations Book Club Top 50 Fiction Title of 2013, Bronze Award: 2014 Feathered Quill Book Awards Winner of a Single Titles 2013 Readers Choice Award, SECOND PLACE – LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013, A 2014 Silver Medalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner (Spiritual), 2014 Hollywood Book Festival Silver Medal Winner - Global Ebook Awards
"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 tightly knit tearjerker - a work better than anything Nicholas Sparks has ever written." (Jon Land, bestselling author of Pandora's Temple)
"You will feel the love, you will get angry and you may cry, so grab a Kleenex or two, but definitely read this book and share it with others-it’s that good and you’ll be glad you did." (Tome Tender)
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