Gooseberry Island

January 6th, 2015. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Gooseberry Island


By Steven Manchester

They met at the worst possible moment…or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before – including the romance that had sustained him. Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?

Gooseberry Island is the most nuanced, dramatic, and romantic novel yet from a writer whose ability to plumb the depths of human emotion knows few peers.


A guy, a gal and a war. Is it possible to fall in love at first sight? Why does it have to be the night before shipping out?

Lindsey lives with her father and his PTSD from his war experiences. Now the man of her dreams is in Afghanistan. I’m wondering if David is going to return to Gooseberry Island with the same problems.

We both know he is going to come home a changed man, and his relationship with Lindsey is bound be different. The question is, how different. Will David run from her or to her?

David is killing their love and just might kill himself in the process. Sometimes it’s just easier to die than to live.

Can Lindsey deal with having two men with PTSD in her life?

People, you know I’ve never met a Steven Manchester book I didn’t like. All I have to say is you’d better have that box of tissues handy unless you want to drown your Kindle in salt water and snot.

***A special thank you to the author for providing a review copy.***

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Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve Months and The Rockin’ Chair. He is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian, as well as the critically-acclaimed novels, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island. He has also written A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette) and The Thursday Night Club (novella), while his work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit:

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