My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Traveling Sisters Group review by Brenda with Norma, Susanne, Jan, and Dana.
I read Seven Days of Us with four of my Traveling Sisters and this one will be added to one of our best discussions we have had.
Seven Days of Us is a well written warm, funny, and insightful character-driven family drama that explores the dynamics of a family with realistic and interesting characters. The Birch family could be any family and we could see ourselves and our family in these memorable characters and we began to open up with each other and sharing some of our experiences in our discussion.
The story is told from different perspectives of each of the family members. When we first met each member of the family we started to see how self-absorbed each one was in different ways from their experiences and environment. We found ourselves judging them quite harshly. Francesca Hornak does a good job with the family dynamics and showing us different sides to each member from the different perspectives allowing us to see and understand how each affected the other members of the family. The way we felt about the characters started to change and we really started to see them more as I family and we really enjoyed the dynamics of the family. I really loved how I started to see in our discussions how our opinions and our discussions started to change as the characters developed and grew.
Thank you to Francesca Hornak for writing such an insightful and thought-provoking book that could bring out so much about ourselves that allowed us to share our own experiences with each other making this one of our favorite Sister reads. It will be a special one for all of us. We highly recommend for group club reads.
Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Berkley Publishing and Francesca Hornak for the opportunity to read and review a copy of this book.
4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars!
SEVEN DAYS OF US by FRANCESCA HORNAK is a warm, witty, engaging, and a feel good story that explores the dynamics within the Birch family as they are forced to spend a tension filled week together in quarantine over the holidays. I had a personal connection with this book and some of the content was so real to me that I could really see myself as part of the Birch family as they were facing some difficult and emotional revelations within this story that were very similar to some experiences from my life.
FRANCESCA HORNAK delivers an insightful, well-written, and character-driven story here with interesting and realistic characters that is told from different perspectives of each of the family members. Through the different perspectives of each character we were able to get to know each character very well and seen how and where they fit into the dynamics within the family and how each was affected by other members of the family.
I really enjoyed this book and I thought the ending was sad but hopeful and left me with a warm and shivery feeling and even some goosebumps.
To sum it all up it was an enjoyable, thought-provoking, insightful, and entertaining read that was a realistic portrayal of a dysfunctional family that I found quite enjoyable. Would recommend!!
Traveling Sisters Group Read – Thank you so much for another wonderful reading experience! It is always a pleasure reading along with these awesome group of ladies and I felt so much love and support sharing some personal experiences in our discussion!
Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Berkley Publishing and Francesca Hornak for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.