One reader, Tess Rowles, posted a great review yesterday. Here’s a bit of what she had to say… I started reading “Are You Sitting Down” around noon this past Saturday. I intended to read a chapter or maybe two at the most. Four hours later I was still reading. From the beginning of the prologue I was engaged in the story. I wanted to know more about the people that the author, Shannon Yarbrough, was introducing me to. What made them so real, I think, is the way he chose to tell the story. Each person is given a voice and I got to see the events that happened from their perspective, and experience the emotions that each of them experienced. Not once was the story repetitive or boring. The author kept the story engaging and always moving forward, even while allowing the characters to tell parts of the story that happened in the past.
On December 30th, author Dan Marvin posted a review and rated it 5 stars. Here’s some of what he had to say… This is an ambitious undertaking, telling the story of one family through the eyes of its members. I enjoyed the fact that everyone was represented, even those family members that were there in memory only. Like every family get together, there is no small amount of drama, jealousy, and feelings of inadequancy. There is also no shortage of love and, ultimately, understanding.
I couldn’t be more thrilled at this positive feedback, and it’s nice to see the themes I intended are resonating through my readers. As you can tell by each of these comments, the issues of family support and love really made a connection with each of these readers. They connected with the characters and enjoyed the multiple point of views. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you readers for your support, and for reading me!