Book Review: The Thursday Night Club by Steven Manchester

December 12, 2014

The Thursday Night Club by Steven Manchester 
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
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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.


I always feel so honored whenever I receive an email from Steven asking me if I would like to review his books. Immediately I would say yes, because his books are so thoughtful, heartwarming, and tear-jerking, and The Thursday Night Club was just that. 

Thoughtful, heartwarming, and tear-jerking. 

The book started off light with some humor and of course, it began during the groups usual Thursday night meet ups. It felt quite easy going until the untimely death of one of the groups beloved members. That was when all the tears start to flow and the hearts grow warm. 

The entire plot of this book was so positive and right. Bet on whomever performs the kindest deed. It's something everyone should do, but not for the money or the thing they get in the end, but for the good of the people and the world. It just puts me in awe at how much depth and meaning this short book has in it. I had smiled throughout the last chapter of the book and was so close to tearing up. 

This is a perfect Christmas/winter book for those who enjoy feeling their hearts grow warm and to those who want to feel like a Christmas miracle is about to hit them. 


Have a wonderful day everyone!

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