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?
Pressed Pennies is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply
heartfelt story of love it 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.
Meet Steven Manchester:
Steven Manchester is
the author of the The Rockin' Chair, as well
as the #1 best seller, Twelve Months (2013 San Francisco Book Festival
award winner). He is also the author of Goodnight, Brian, A Christmas
Wish, Pressed Pennies, The Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy, Jacob
Evans, and several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work
has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN’s American
Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Steven's short
stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four
children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.
Visit his personal website: Steven Manchester