Amazon: 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.
Ope’s Opinion: This novella started out with some students playing pranks. I do not enjoy pranks or jokes pulled on anyone. So this started out as not a great read for me. It took a quick turn – something tragic happened. It turned four lives around, which turned the book into one of my favorites for the holidays. If you have the chance, read it, share, and suggest it to someone else.
Steven Manchesters other books are worth the read also. Pick one or two up for Christmas gifts – you won’t be sorry and neither will the receiver of your gift.