The Thursday Night Club by Steven Manchester
Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published November 18th 2014 by The Story Plant
~Rating: 4.5/5 stars~
Five college friends, three men and two women, have been getting together every Thursday night to share humble meals and an abundance of laughter. But when tragedy takes one of them, leaving the others to question the fairness of life, the Thursday Night Club decides to embark on a contest in the memory of the generous spirit of their fallen brother. The objective of the contest is simple: whoever performs the kindest deed by Christmas night wins the pot – four quarters. And there are only two conditions: the benevolent deed must be anonymous, and it cannot cost a single penny to pull off.
As the four friends undertake the contest, the healing begins and they become inspired beyond their expectations. There might be a winner in this competition, but it is very clear there will be no losers.
A story of Christmas spirit that will strike a chord in your heart any time of year, The Thursday Night Club will make you look at the holiday season in new ways.
**A copy was provided for review purposes**
Steven Manchester did not disappoint with The Thursday Night Club! His writing style is truly unique, and he’s definitely a must read author!
This story is about five college friends who meet every Thursday just to hang out, play cards, chat about school, and enjoy some down time.
One Thursday night Randy, Kevin and Jesse bet $0.75 each to see who can play the funniest prank, specifying that such a plan is not to cause harm/ hurt anyone else. But when the bet takes an accidental turn with the loss of Jesse. The group of friends find it really hard to cope with his loss, Thursday nights just won’t be the same without him.
The story lets you know that life is so risky and so short, and that we all have some good in us, that with just a little effort we can make some sort of difference in the world.This novel shows you that life is about giving, caring, love, friendship, and growth. It’s a really good message to spread around. I really loved this novel and would highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.
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 novel, Pressed Pennies, A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novella), Just in Time (novella), The Thursday Night Club (novella, released November 2014) and Gooseberry Island (novel, released January 2015). 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.