The Changing Season

April 5th, 2016. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

The Changing Season

By Steven Manchester

A remarkable coming-of-age story with special appeal to dog lovers.

This was supposed to be a simple summer for Billy; one more lazy expanse of time before college began.

He’d fill the hours playing with Jimmy – his canine best buddy – going camping and doing all the things he promised Jimmy they’d do before Billy left.

But that was before the accident that shook the entire town.

It was before the summer job that turned into something so much more than a way to get a paycheck.

And it was before Vicki.

This summer was destined to be many things to Billy, things he didn’t truly understand until now. But it was definitely not going to be simple.

An enormously touching, richly textured, deeply moving novel of new adulthood, THE CHANGING SEASON is an experience to savor.


They’re always changing – seasons, that is. Spring into summer, summer into fall. Life is always changing seasons, also. Childhood into teen yeats and then into the adult years. As shown in this book, the changes between high school graduation and beginning college can be particularly trying as the teen morphs into the adult.

Some young people have pretty much figured out the direction they are heading. Some just think they have. Then there are those who just flat out don’t have a clue. All three are represented in this book, but the main focus is on Billy who is clueless. The only thing he’s sure of is his love for his dog Jimmy.

Hopes and expectations. Surprises and disappointment. Love and heartbreak. Confusion and disillusionment. They’re all here in this touching novel. Steven Manchester didn’t disappoint me. He never has, so you know I’m already looking forward to his next book. Thank you, Steven.

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


Steven Manchester is the author of four #1 bestsellers: Twelve Months, The Rockin’ Chair, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island. His long-anticipated, critically-acclaimed novel, The Changing Season, has just been released. Steve is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian. He has 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 and he is the produced playwright of Three Shoeboxes. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit Steven here.

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