Today good friend and bestselling author, Steve Manchester, is releasing his latest story for ebook format, Pressed Pennies. Remember the old shows Michael Landon used to do like Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie and Touched by an Angel, and how those shows gave you such a warm feeling inside?
Steve is the master of warm, sentimental stories filled with faith and family, like a Hallmark movie in book form.
Pressed Pennies is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply heartfelt story of love in its many incarnations, relationships in their many guises, and family in its many meanings. It is the most accomplished and moving novel yet from a truly great storyteller of the heart.
Also don’t miss the free audio interview with Steve Manchester on Epub101 on what it’s like to have a bestseller and how his writing career took off.
Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige’s father nearly destroyed Abby’s spirit.
Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they’re hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She’s very protective of the life she’s made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn’t know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you’ve dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?
Steven Manchester is the author of The Rockin’ Chair, as well as the #1 best seller, Twelve Months (2013 San Francisco, DIY & New England Book Festivals award winner). His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.