Goodnight, Brian by Steven Manchester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I will warn you this is an emotional read. This was another heart wrenching, heartwarming novel by Steven Manchester.
Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino - who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.
An emotional tale about the strength of family bonds, unconditional love, and the perseverance to do our best with the challenging gifts we receive, GOODNIGHT, BRIAN is an uplifting tribute to what happens when giving up is not an option.
Somehow Steven has the ability to weave the human experience into a beautifully done novel. At times it was totally inspirational. Other times it was nearly heartbreaking. This families story reads so true to life you may find some similarities in your own family. I know I did. I think this is one of Steven Manchester's gifts as a writer, to take fiction and make it impact full to anyone who reads it. This was one of those novels you will think about for years to come.