Help?

It’s been a little more than 2 months since Road Map’s release; most of you, Pinwheels readers, have been with me through it all, even before the book was published, while I was still writing and then later, fretting, and then later still, writing about it nearly every day while I was on blog book tour, or linking to other people who were writing about it, and so on and so forth.

Which is to say, I can understand if you’re getting a little tired of it all.

But I have one last thing to ask: if you’ve read it, would you consider leaving a comment in the review section at Barnes and Noble, here, or Amazon, here? To date, there are just 5 between both sites, which makes it seem as if no one is reading. But I know–from your emails about your beautiful families, and your blog posts about your own experiences–that this isn’t the case, and I want other people to know it, too.

I’m asking because I think it’s important. I know I read the reviews when I’m trying to decide if I’ll buy a book. And the scarcity of them makes me feel as if I’ve sent one of my children out into the world unprepared–like it’s snowy, and we’ve forgotten the mittens; or it’s a bright sunny day, only no one has any sunblock or a even a hat. So I’m asking, do you have anything to share?

If you’ve read this far, thank you. If you go one step further, and leave comments, thank you a thousand times.

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10 thoughts on “Help?

  1. Jennnifer,
    Here’s my review, published at both places (actually I think the Amazon one is longer because I thought of more to say after doing the B/N one!) 🙂
    Thank you, thank you for writing down our story. I wish this would have been the first book we read.
    ————————
    This book took my breath away with its factual, emotional, and honest capturing of the journey through the birth, diagnosis, and early growth of a child with Down syndrome. Groneberg clearly displays the confusion, guilt, exhaustion, fear, and (later) unparalleled joy that the news, ‘Your baby has Down syndrome’ brings. I hope that all new parents of babies with DS will read this book and find validation, encouragement, and most of all hope as they walk through the initial maze of doctors’ offices, therapy appointments and stacks of insurance papers. Groneberg rightly emphasizes that the delights and treasures brought to their family by their son with DS makes it all worth it.

    I think this book should be the first thing a parent receives from the hospital, along with the diagnosis of Down syndrome. If it were, so many new parents would be spared some of the misconceptions, confusion, and fear that often accompanies the initial diagnosis. If you are a doctor, family member, or therapist in contact with new parents of babies with DS, please consider giving them this book. It will do them a world of good.

  2. You know, my best friend told me I should go leave a review on amazon (after I did the review on my blog) and I kept meaning to, but forgot. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Jennifer,
    I left a review for you at Amazon. I hope it helps out! I too was shocked that only five people left comments!

    I just finished your book and L-O-V-E-D it. I devoured it! Thank you so very much for your sweet story; I feel like we are soul sisters now! A million thank yous, really.

    With much love and thanks,
    God Bless you and your family.

    Amy Jupin

  4. I reviewed in on Amazon, but it says B Zoromski, because it’s really Brian’s account. And then in my review I say,”my husband & I both read this book”

    So now we sound like some super cool alternative family, but really? I just like to use his Amazon account when I shop. Ha!

    Heading to B&N next… 🙂

  5. I left review in both places! Anything to help spread the word about your wonderful book!

    Blessings!

    gillian

  6. Hi Jennifer,

    I would be more than happy to review the book at both sites. I just finished reading it a week or so ago and I loved it. (I won the book from Michelle’s giveaway over at Big Blueberry Eyes). My daughter is 15 months old and this was the book I wish we had been given when we got her diagnosis at birth…The New Parent’s Guide book was a little too scary and overwhelming at first, with all the cold facts and “what-ifs.” This is also the book I would wish parents with a prenatal diagnosis were given. It really is the next best thing to meeting a family who has been in your shoes.

    Thank you for sharing your story!

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