Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Thursday Night Club and Other Stories of Christmas Spirit by Steven Manchester

The Thursday Night Club
and Other Stories of Christmas Spirit
by Steven Manchester

Publisher: Fiction Studio Books (November 1, 2017)
Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Genre: Holiday Fiction
Print Length: 190 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
A joyous and deeply emotional collection of three unforgettable Christmas novellas. 

With a series of #1 bestsellers like Twelve Months, The Rockin’ Chair and Pressed Pennies, Steven Manchester has established himself as one of the premier voices of moving and heartfelt fiction. Now, he collects his three unforgettable Christmas novellas in one volume. 

The Thursday Night Club: Five college friends, three men and two women, have been getting together every Thursday night to share humble meals and an abundance of laughter. But when tragedy takes one of them, leaving the others to question the fairness of life, the Thursday Night Club decides to embark on a contest in the memory of the generous spirit of their fallen brother. The objective of the contest is simple: whoever performs the kindest deed by Christmas night wins the pot – four quarters. And there are only two conditions: the benevolent deed must be anonymous, and it cannot cost a single penny to pull off. As the four friends undertake the contest, the healing begins and they become inspired beyond their expectations. There might be a winner in this competition, but it is very clear there will be no losers.

A Christmas Wish: Steph is on a search for truth in her heart as she faces the prospect of real love for the first time. Brian is out to enjoy his favorite season in a way that doctors never thought he could. And at the center of it all is their grandmother, affectionately known as Mama, a woman of remarkable commitment and charity who knows something very important about making Christmas wishes come true.

The Tin-Foil Manger: Published in this volume for the first time, this is the story of Nancy, an elderly woman with little to live for and Jeanne, the caretaker who wants to believe that Nancy has more to live for. Together, they embark on a journey to the past – a past of modest Christmases, tin-foil mangers, and abundant love – to rediscover the time when Nancy felt truly alive. Nancy’s memories and how they touch Jeanne, will turn this Christmas into one for the ages.

Rich with emotion and profound with meaning, these three stories of Christmas spirit that will strike a chord in your heart any time of year and make you look at the holiday season in new ways. 

The Thursday Night Club 
Other Stories of Christmas Spirit
by Steven Manchester

The Thursday Night Club and Other Stories of Christmas SpiritSteven Manchester puts into words the magic of giving, caring, sharing and love with THE THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB AND OTHER STORIES OF CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. You’ feel the warmth of the Season in his well-chosen, heartfelt words and the stories he has created. Written with his usual from-the-heart style, this short read packs a solid punch to the soul, as a reminder that although the Christmas season is a time for giving, every day of the year is a good time to stay in practice.
THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB The loss of one member of this college club will urge the remaining members to honor their friend with acts of kindness and caring, giving only of themselves.
A CHRISTMAS WISH The love and support of one special grandmother who believes in her grandchildren will teach them the power of faith in oneself and the courage to live the lives they were meant to live.
THE TIN-FOIL MANGER A woman with dementia near the end of her life will find new joy and a reason to live by a caring nurse who helps her to remember the moments of joy when she felt the love of family and the stories of Christmas she was told. From her memories as a child, this woman will share a legacy of love and a life that was treasured.
Emotional, beautiful and comforting, these stories are uplifting to the heart and soul every time they are read and remembered.

THE THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB AND OTHER STORIES OF CHRISTMAS SPIRITmakes a beautiful gift for any reader to cherish.

I received a complimentary copy from Steven Manchester!

1 comment:

  1. I am a huge fan of this author and this book was amazing!