Pressed Pennies

Pressed Pennies

Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living each of its moments to the fullest. Amid the heart-warming romances and deceitful twists and turns, Pre Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robe...

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Title:Pressed Pennies
Author:Steven Manchester
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:Pressed Pennies
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:252 pages pages

Pressed Pennies Reviews

  • Yvonne
    Jul 05, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

  • Fran
    May 14, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

  • Cheryl
    May 14, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

  • Vannessa Anderson
    Oct 25, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

  • OOSA
    Jul 19, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

  • Cheryl
    Jan 25, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

  •  Gigi Ann
    Mar 22, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

  • Julie Barrett
    Jun 11, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

    Oh My Gosh! With every book Steven Manchester writes I become a bigger and bigger fan of his. He always manages to touch my soul and make me get pulled totally into every story he shares. Pressed Pennies is no exception. Abby starts out as a character that I felt sorry for, having ...

    Pressed Pennies is the story of rekinded love and second chances. It touched my heart and stayed awhile. Steven Manchester is a wonderful story teller and writes effortlessly with fath, love and hope. Abby and Rick, childhood sweethearts in their teens were seperated when Rick and h...

    PRESSED PENNIES is, at heart, a book about second chances. With melodic prose and sharp imagery, Steven Manchester unfolds the story of Rick and Abby, childhood sweethearts who reunite after each has left their first marriage?he to a cold, loveless woman, and she to an alcoholic who ...

    Again, another wonderful heartfelt story, written by an author who never disappoints, with good old-fashioned story telling. Abby is left with no choice. She must leave an abusive marriage and start a new life along with her daughter, Paige. They step out of the past and into an unk...

    I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Nostalgic versus exciting. Can a novel be both? By its very definition, nostalgia involves a feeling related to the past. Because an event happened in the past, does that mean it has lost its pizzazz, the spark that mad...

    Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester I was so hoping when I saw this new title that I'd get a copy to read and review. Without even knowing what the book is about I love the author's other works and knew I'd love this one also. What really fascinates me is bringing me back to my chil...

  • Carol
    Apr 03, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

  • Patricia (Pat)
    Jun 07, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

    Oh My Gosh! With every book Steven Manchester writes I become a bigger and bigger fan of his. He always manages to touch my soul and make me get pulled totally into every story he shares. Pressed Pennies is no exception. Abby starts out as a character that I felt sorry for, having ...

    Pressed Pennies is the story of rekinded love and second chances. It touched my heart and stayed awhile. Steven Manchester is a wonderful story teller and writes effortlessly with fath, love and hope. Abby and Rick, childhood sweethearts in their teens were seperated when Rick and h...

  • Shelly
    May 06, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

  • Dani Moore
    Apr 01, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

  • Kathleen
    May 16, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    May 14, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

  • Angie
    Apr 16, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

  • Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
    Mar 21, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

  • Charlotte Lynn
    May 01, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

    Oh My Gosh! With every book Steven Manchester writes I become a bigger and bigger fan of his. He always manages to touch my soul and make me get pulled totally into every story he shares. Pressed Pennies is no exception. Abby starts out as a character that I felt sorry for, having ...

  • Richard
    Oct 26, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

  • Dianne
    Mar 28, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

  • Andrea Murray
    Apr 10, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

    Oh My Gosh! With every book Steven Manchester writes I become a bigger and bigger fan of his. He always manages to touch my soul and make me get pulled totally into every story he shares. Pressed Pennies is no exception. Abby starts out as a character that I felt sorry for, having ...

    Pressed Pennies is the story of rekinded love and second chances. It touched my heart and stayed awhile. Steven Manchester is a wonderful story teller and writes effortlessly with fath, love and hope. Abby and Rick, childhood sweethearts in their teens were seperated when Rick and h...

    PRESSED PENNIES is, at heart, a book about second chances. With melodic prose and sharp imagery, Steven Manchester unfolds the story of Rick and Abby, childhood sweethearts who reunite after each has left their first marriage?he to a cold, loveless woman, and she to an alcoholic who ...

    Again, another wonderful heartfelt story, written by an author who never disappoints, with good old-fashioned story telling. Abby is left with no choice. She must leave an abusive marriage and start a new life along with her daughter, Paige. They step out of the past and into an unk...

    I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Nostalgic versus exciting. Can a novel be both? By its very definition, nostalgia involves a feeling related to the past. Because an event happened in the past, does that mean it has lost its pizzazz, the spark that mad...

  • Teena in Toronto
    Apr 20, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

  • Ashley
    May 19, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

  • Melissa Corliss  DeLorenzo
    Jun 29, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

    Oh My Gosh! With every book Steven Manchester writes I become a bigger and bigger fan of his. He always manages to touch my soul and make me get pulled totally into every story he shares. Pressed Pennies is no exception. Abby starts out as a character that I felt sorry for, having ...

    Pressed Pennies is the story of rekinded love and second chances. It touched my heart and stayed awhile. Steven Manchester is a wonderful story teller and writes effortlessly with fath, love and hope. Abby and Rick, childhood sweethearts in their teens were seperated when Rick and h...

    PRESSED PENNIES is, at heart, a book about second chances. With melodic prose and sharp imagery, Steven Manchester unfolds the story of Rick and Abby, childhood sweethearts who reunite after each has left their first marriage?he to a cold, loveless woman, and she to an alcoholic who ...

  • Janna Shay
    Jul 06, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

  • Chris Thompson
    Jun 30, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

  • Diane Moyle
    Mar 24, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

  • Wanda
    Mar 29, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My Thoughts... This is the third book I've read by this author, Steven Manchester, and I enjoyed this book more than the other two. This book was a fast moving story that kept me up into the wee small hours of the morning. For me it was a very thought provoking book...I enjoy that...

    I think I have read all of Steven's books now and this is definitely my favorite of all of them. This is a romance, but like all of Steven's other work there is something deeper there than just what is on the surface. Abby and her daughter Paige are moving to a new town to "start over"...

    My Review: "Pressed Pennies is mainstream fiction, written from a male perspective to a female audience. A la Nicolas Sparks and Robert James Waller, it is a tale of connecting love stories, proving that the world really is a small place and that the trick is to cherish it by living ea...

    I have loved all of Steven Manchester?s previous book so I was excited to receive a copy of his ?Pressed Pennies?. This is a romance but to me the heart of the book is relationship between mother and daughter. And that the daughter sees the new man in her mother?s life as an in...

    Last summer (2013) Closed the Cover was fortunate enough to have received an advance reader?s copy of The Rockin? Chair by Steven Manchester and immediately fell in love with his writing style. CTC reviewer Caitlin even went so far as to say, ?I had it completely read in one day ...

    Abby Soares has her hands full. She?s divorced and, due to her lack of finances, forced to move to a new home with her eight-year-old daughter, Paige. Her alcoholic ex-husband is absolutely no help and, in fact, a hindrance as far as their daughter goes. He frequently stands her up, ...

    Oh My Gosh! With every book Steven Manchester writes I become a bigger and bigger fan of his. He always manages to touch my soul and make me get pulled totally into every story he shares. Pressed Pennies is no exception. Abby starts out as a character that I felt sorry for, having ...

    Pressed Pennies is the story of rekinded love and second chances. It touched my heart and stayed awhile. Steven Manchester is a wonderful story teller and writes effortlessly with fath, love and hope. Abby and Rick, childhood sweethearts in their teens were seperated when Rick and h...

    PRESSED PENNIES is, at heart, a book about second chances. With melodic prose and sharp imagery, Steven Manchester unfolds the story of Rick and Abby, childhood sweethearts who reunite after each has left their first marriage?he to a cold, loveless woman, and she to an alcoholic who ...

    Again, another wonderful heartfelt story, written by an author who never disappoints, with good old-fashioned story telling. Abby is left with no choice. She must leave an abusive marriage and start a new life along with her daughter, Paige. They step out of the past and into an unk...

  • M.M. Hudson
    Apr 15, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

  • M.M. Hudson
    May 21, 2014

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...

    For as long as I live and breathe, I will never grow old of sappy, happily ever after endings. I've been so blessed the last few years to have discovered a true diamond in the rough and his books will leave a lasting impression long after you finish the final page of each of his novels...

    In his latest novel, Pressed Pennies, author Steven Manchester weaves a captivating romantic tale of broken hearts, family dynamics, love rekindled and second chances. Abby (Gerwitz) Soares and Rick Giles were childhood sweethearts until Rick's family moved away, eventually losing t...

    Rick and Abby are both recently divorced. Rick's ex-wife, Rose, was cold and power-driven and he finally has had enough. Abby's ex-husband, Patrick, is an alcoholic and verbally abusive. She leaves with their nine-year-old daughter, Paige, to start a new life together. Rick and Abby...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

    My review: Cons: I have read all of Steven Manchester's novels and usually find them to be fantastic. He usually manages to get me immersed in the lives of the characters and I want to know them personally. This time, not so much. As much as it was sentimental for the characters...

  • Matthew Holman
    May 27, 2017

    Review copy kindly provided by author and Goodreads friend, Steven Manchester. This novel is about two people, Rick and Abby, who have been in love since they were teens. Unfortunately fate has made things difficult for them by separating them and marrying them to different people. ...

    It's tough to find the conflict of a story compelling when it can be simply resolved by a grown-up conversation with the obstinate daughter: "Paige, I am dating another man who I love very much, and he is going to be a part of our lives. You're going to have to accept that." One's chil...

    Some stories take you back to a simpler more innocent time and you flash through memories, emotions and events that are filed away somewhere deep in your mind and heart. Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester is one of those stories, the carefree moments of childhood, friends, best frien...

    Abby (Gerwitz) Soares had childhood sweetheart named Richard Giles that moved away when she was young but never really forgotten him. Abby's life and world is centered around her daughter Paige. Abby's marriage has gone from sweet loving to verbally abusive with constant fights over he...

    pressed pennies began reading like the typical boy meets girl in high school. Boy and girl fell in love. Boy?s family moved away. Boy grew into a man and became financially successful. Boy married then divorced?no children. Girl did what girls are raised to do not to think about fi...

    I seem to ask myself the same questions whenever I start to read the latest Steven Manchester book... can he do it again?... can he make me feel the emotions of his characters?.... will I relate to the cast?....will I imagine the settings from his descriptions?... will this read stay w...

    Be Careful What Wish For. It Could Kill You. Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has been forced by her father to pick up and leave everything and everyone she holds dear in her home state of Maryland. He somehow manages to land her a spot in a prominent Black Ivy League school in Ohio. ...

    A must read that touches the heartstrings Abby Soares and Rick Giles, childhood best friends turned teenage sweethearts, were torn apart when Rick?s family moved away. Years later, fate steps in and gives them a second chance. Older and wiser with both of them experiencing failed ...

    Abby and Paige were leaving behind everything Paige had ever known. "Just the two of us" Abby had promised. Patrick had been drunk more often than not, and angry, and abusive. Paige deserved more, better, so Abby and Paige left. They moved to a small, old fashioned neighborhood. Rick ...

    Abby Soares and her daughter, Paige are so cute together. Paige has a bubbly personality. I was sad for Paige that her father did not want to be a part of her life. However on the other hand, her father was not good enough for Paige and I was glad to see him out of the picture. Even wi...

    Once again Steven Manchester has created a beautiful, well written story about real life situations. He tells a believable tale of sad endings and new beginnings and the joys and sorrows that each bring. The plot is realistic and exciting. It compels you to keep reading to find out wha...

    Pressed Pennies: Steven Manchester Creating a world that is safe for a child to live in is quite a feat. The turmoil faced when a parent refuses to take responsibility, hides beside his own weaknesses and flaws can have devastating effects on a young child. Children view the world...

    Pressed Pennies is a story about two individuals, Rick and Abby, who were once in a relationship together reconnect after many years and try to pick up where things left off. Except this time Abby's daughter, Paige, completely disapproves of the relationship. It's a very simple and ...