"Steven Manchester writes about people, life, love and second chances in a warm and realistic way that goes beyond fabulous writing and straight into sigh-worthy, romance that is both relatable and magical. He breathes life into his characters and fills them with real emotion, real fears, insecurities and love. This is the kind of story that makes the reader want to curl up and lose themself in a tale that feels warm and fuzzy, sweet and highly enchanting."
- Tome Tender

"Allows the reader to enjoy the journey of the characters and experience the power that comes from real love."
- Examiner.com

"Steven Manchester's latest book PRESSED PENNIES is another 'rhythm of life' masterpiece with his words drawing pictures in our minds... . The characters jump off the pages and into our hearts as we cry with them and rejoice with them."
- Single Titles

"You continue to dazzle readers with your sensitive and graceful writing - don't stop, Steven Manchester. Gutsy and beautiful novel."
- Crystal Book Reviews

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Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige's father nearly destroyed Abby's spirit.

Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they're hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She's very protective of the life she's made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn't know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you've dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?

PRESSED PENNIES is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply heartfelt story of love it its many incarnations, relationships in their many guises, and family in its many meanings. It is the most accomplished and moving novel yet from a truly great storyteller of the heart.

2014 Beach Book Festival winner

2015 Los Angeles Book Festival runner-up

Genre: Romance

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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pressed Pennies
Author(s): Steven Manchester
ISBN: 1-61188-135-8 / 978-1-61188-135-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Story Plant
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May 2010 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: Pressed Pennies
Author(s): Steven Manchester
ISBN: 0-9841842-0-1 / 978-0-9841842-0-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Luna Bella Press
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pressed Pennies
Author(s): Steven Manchester
ISBN: 0-9770050-4-6 / 978-0-9770050-4-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sunpiper Media Publishing
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Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pressed Pennies
Author(s): Steven Manchester
Publisher: The Story Plant
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March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pressed Pennies
Author(s): Steven Manchester
Publisher: The Story Plant
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March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pressed Pennies
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pressed Pennies: Life's Journey, Volume 4: A Road to Second Chances
Author(s): Steven Manchester
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
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