Sittin' in the Front Pew: A Novel

Sittin' in the Front Pew: A Novel

by Parry EbonySatin Brown
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Sittin' in the Front Pew 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book was so familiar to me with people who never were family muscling in and family members showing the worst and best they can sometimes be. i loved this story as it ends with family being who we hooe they can be ,as each learns a little more about what it means to be family.
Sexy_Tigger More than 1 year ago
The book was very interesting and something anyone can relate to if they have ever been in that situation or similar to it. I enjoyed it very much and it was a pretty quick read for someone who loves to read.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
When we grieve for a parent, it is vital to recall the cherished memories & shared experiences of family life, and that is what Edward "Eddie" Naylor's daughters did in this novel. Those memories flooded their hearts with far more thoughts than they imagined possible. Their days of grief that followed Eddie's death were not a time of short summaries or quick snapshots but a time of deeply remembering details, stories, and the impact of his whole life. It was a time to pause, reflect, and honor Eddie, yet some secrets surfaced that caused chaos & confusion for the lamenting ladies of Eddie's life and caused many a family feud. A developed plot, characters, and properly placed drama along with some perverse language kept this storyline moving forward; keeps you in suspense trying to figure out all of Eddie's secrets. A good read you should enjoy this novel. Favorable review: Intriguing and suspense-filled.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I could not put the book down. I took it with me everywhere I went. I read it in one day. I think that this book shares some great insights to life and can shed some light how we should behave when we loved one is called home and in life in general. I had some great laughs and I cried as well. My husband even enjoyed me telling him about it as I read. It was a great and easy read! Looking forward to reading more of her books. What is so amazing is that I have never considered myself a reader, but this book definitely motivated me to read more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy the book. It was an easy read.. I finished it in one day. There were no surprises which I hoped for and it was very predictable. I would of like to see a 'deeper secret'... one that the reader wouldn't see coming.... The Father was painted way too perfect... and the use of the word 'POPPEE' over and over again was annoying... However, it gave me lots of smiles because I could definitely relate... sort of been there done that...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the absolute best! I read it in it's entirety in a day and a half. Anyone who has sisters and adores their Daddy would love this book. I could really identify with the stubbon sister and the other sister's imposing best friend. This is the best book I have read in a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the characters and there is always some in the bunch during a death that act the same. Loved the ending and the sister in red.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The main theme of the novel is when a loved one dies the bad side of people can come out. Parry ¿Ebony Satin¿ Brown explores the true side of the Naylor girls when their father dies. She does a great job portraying the other side of the sisters. It is presented when one of the sisters, become greedy trying to buy things cheap when they have ample amount of money. The novel deals with real life issues. Reading it could help you learn how to deal with situations like this, you can learn from the character¿s mistakes. Throughout the whole novel many questions arise: who is this Nina Blackford? Why is she a beneficiary of the insurance policy? Did Estelle cause our father¿s death by making him take Viagra? Who should be included in making the funeral decisions? Why did he call each and every one of us and told us he loved us? Did daddy know his time was coming? The answers to all of these very real questions can be found in Brown¿s novel Sittin¿ in The Front Pew.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book. Very rare does a book have such an emotional effect, much like family during times of sorrow. I found myself crying and laughing at the same time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the beginning of the novel the narrator, Glynda, is in California and gets a phone call from home telling her that her father is dead. In shock she calls her best friend Rico. She helps her get her stuff together and makes plane arrangements for her to go back home. She finally gets home to where her three sisters are, and they start to plan for their father¿s funeral. Their father Eddie Naylor was going to get married to his fiancé, Estelle. Two of the sisters don¿t want to include her at all because she¿s not family. The other two believe the she was as close to their father as they were and that she should be included. This becomes a big issue in the planning of the funeral. The sisters bicker and bite throughout the whole novel. Then Uncle Thomas comes into the picture, one of Eddie Naylor¿s good friends. No one really wants to deal with the sisters bitter attitudes but Uncle Thomas, he puts up with them and keeps them informed about how their father would not agree with the way that they are treating each other. Finally Estelle is included to help with the funeral arrangements. She tells the girls that their father had a will written up. In his will he is very specific about how they should go about planning his funeral. He has the color of his casket, where to have his funeral, many very specific details. Their father made sure that it wouldn¿t be a burden for any of them to plan his funeral. It still didn¿t help. As they are going through the will they come across a beneficiary that no one knows. Her name is Nina Blackford. Uncle Thomas, Estelle, nor any of the sisters know her. The main theme of the novel is when a loved one dies the bad side of people can come out. Parry ¿Ebony Satin¿ Brown explores the true side of the Naylor girls when their father dies. She does a great job portraying the other side of the sisters. It is presented when one of the sisters, become greedy trying to buy things cheap when they have ample amount of money. The novel deals with real life issues. Reading it could help you learn how to deal with situations like this, you can learn from the character¿s mistakes. Throughout the whole novel many questions arise: who is this Nina Blackford? Why is she a beneficiary of the insurance policy? Did Estelle cause our father¿s death by making him take Viagra? Who should be included in making the funeral decisions? Why did he call each and every one of us and told us he loved us? Did daddy know his time was coming? The answers to all of these very real questions can be found in Brown¿s novel Sittin¿ in The Front Pew.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down, it had me on an emotional roller coaster, one minute I was crying the next minute I was laughing. I will check out her other book when I get a chance. (It didn't dawn on me that the uncle's name was 'Thomas', but his manner of talking was annoying after a while). It was still a good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Parrin Brown gives you everything you need in a great summer read. I'm so happy I picked up her first novel, which made me run for the second one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story of family, love, greed, and need, was very well written. I was inspired by the sisters ability to love one another even in the wake of all of their vast difference's. I was saddened by the father's inability to show his family and friend's that he was only a man. I was strangled by my laughter at the inappropriate behavior of friends. This book ran the full gamet on emotion. I laughed, I was anger, I cried (almost from the beginning to the end)finally I was satisfied. I SELDOM enjoy any book more than, 'it was alright' but this was excellent,so much so I had to call my friend while she was on vaction to tell her to pick it up. I only gave it 4 stars because of some typographical errors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It's so funny how people especially family members come against each other when someone passes. This book shows true colors, greed, support, sisterhood and most of all love. I loved every page of it. I could relate with the father's passing with my own father's passing 13 years ago. The book will have you crying and laughing at the same time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. The scary part is that this family is so identical to my own. If to you want to laugh and cry get this book. You won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me up reading it many nights. It makes you laugh, cry, and think of family. So much of it makes you think of how people change at funerals. Definately a good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. I was in the process of reading it when my grandmother passed away. I laughed, cried, and could relate to some of the things that happened in the book. I simply loved it. I am recommending it to others for reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just happened to run across the title of this book by accident. For some reason I could not get it out of my head, I kept thinking to myself what is that book all about. I decide to pick it up from the book store after work. Well let me tell you I was not disappointed in the least. I started reading the book the next day, which was my day off and I finished it within about six hours. This book is so true in so many ways. When reading some of the pages I felt like I was reliving some parts of my life. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read as I do. I decide to give this book to my sister who is not a reader of books just of magazines, but I truely hopes she takes a little time out to sit and read this well crafted and thought provoking book. To the arthur keep them coming, for they are indeed a hard to put down master piece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you read this book you'll definitely be able to identify with someone in this book. The way the story flows will keep you reading it all day. I read this entire book in one day and couldn't put it down until the end. A good read!