The Rockin’ Chair
Published by: The Story Plant
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Number of Pages: 242
E-Book File Size: 548 KB
Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future.
It’s all about memories, good memories and bad memories. Your good memories may be others bad memories. It’s all about perspective. The Rockin’ Chair is a story that shows that vividly.
Dancing with his wife is one of John McCarthy best memories. She is now gone from this earth but he still feels her presence as he deals with his family and their memories of the more bad times than good. His has had a rocky relationship with his son and his three grandchildren have all moved away. He decides to call the grandchildren home and hopes to mend his relationship with his son too.
As the grandkids come home he quickly realizes they are all dealing with their own personal demons and painful memories. Grandpa John knows that working together as a family they can face the demons and heal. He feels it is a legacy left to him by his beloved wife that must be taken care of before they can dance off in eternity together.
His daughter-in- law Elle has been a Godsend to him. She took care of her mother-in-law as her health deteriorated and Alzheimer’s continued to take away the woman he loved more than life itself.
This is a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story that will draw you right in and will have you hugging your family tight after you reach the last page. Then you will encouraging them to read it too. It is a wonderful story of a family that worked hard day in and day out. The kids that can’t wait to get away to greener pastures only to realize they had it pretty good right where they started. It is all about FAMILY and the memories that it creates.
About This Author:
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller Twelve Months, Goodnight, Brian, and several other books. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The EarlyShow, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
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