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Left Standing Testimonials
"Left Standing tells the amazing journey of a young man in search of his place in the world. Chad Bring documents the journey of 20-something Justin, and you are drawn in and captivated by his life and his struggles. You feel as if you know him intimately as he goes thru the ups and downs of his daily life. Bring does an amazing job of drawing the reader in and keeping them throughout the novel. You won't want to put it down."
~ Adam Froemming
"Mr. Bring has a wonderfully descriptive and realistic, yet encouraging, writing style that makes it hard to put the book down. His clarity attaches you to each character, allowing you to feel what they feel while going through the different phases of life."
~ Melissa Story
"I love to read, but often novels do not hold my interest. When I picked up Left Standing, that was not the case. I felt that this story captured the whole of life. America, this is what we need; an interesting, heartwarming story of young love played out against the backdrop of family and friends, binding all together, and enriching everyone's life accordingly."
~ Karen Naramore
"I literally could not put the book down, I was so involved in the
story. 'Left Standing' makes you think about the choices you make in
life and how they will directly or indirectly effect you for years to come.
You will get involved with the characters and their lives - feeling their
ups and downs almost as much as you feel your own life. 'Left
Standing' will cause you to take a look at your own career and
relationships and re-evaluate for the better. What a great message to
promote. Accolades to Mr. Bring. I can't wait for his next
~ Kasey Lukehart
"Chad is blessed with a natural writing style which is
freely from the heart. 'Left Standing', Chad's 1st novel, captured my
heart and my attention with each new page. Emotions of every sort seemed
to toss and turn in my mind. I found myself magnetized to the
relationship challenges (and celebrations) triggered by words spoken or
~ Rita Bring (insert bias factor here ____)
"'Left Standing'.........after each chapter I
was LEFT STANDING......!
Through the book I wondered what the characters must be thinking. I began
to contemplate how it would play out! I found myself exploring my own
thoughts, feelings......and even asking myself, what would I do? How
would I feel? Even at the end, I was Left Standing by this amazing book
about how words we speak have an affect on another person."
~ Nancy McCollum
"'Left Standing' is a heartwarming story about
a young man torn between the future of his career and the woman he loves.
Mr. Bring's characters are brought to life as they charm their way into
your heart and soul. You feel like part of the family as you share their
pains and fears or celebrate their passions and joys."
~ Deb Lebakken
"Chad Bring's first book is a major twist of how
one's contemplations and reactions to a situation can change in the
matter of seconds. His style of writing brings out the best in his
characters and is easy to relate to personally. 'Left Standing'
is an addiction that is hard to put down. As the reader, you will
literally be 'Left Standing' in the very end."
~ Jessie Stanislav
"Left Standing is an insightful journey into the
thoughts and actions of individuals as they face the challenges of
everyday life. It leaves the reader questioning how they would react if
placed in a similar situation, and will have you taking an inward look at
your own past. A great read!"
~ Neil Halford - (Author of The
Sound of Sight)