We Are the Brennans By Tracey Lange is an intriguing family drama. It is about secrets, relationships, and challenges. This book astounded me in the absolute best way! I went into it knowing little about it and hadn’t read any reviews in advance. I love family dramas- – particularly when they’re about non-perfect characters that I can’t resist the urge to adore and pull for. The Brennans give that in spades. Sunday (and her mysteries) kept me turning the pages constantly.
The story of this novel starts with Sunday Brennan getting into a car accident after drunk driving. Five years prior Sunday moved to LA from New York. Which was shocking for her friends and (presently ex) fiancé. At the point when Sunday awakens in the emergency clinic with her older sibling Denny sitting by her bedside, he persuades her she needs to return home to recover. Sunday agrees.
Sunday is immediately welcomed once more into the Brennan family fold. It’s unmistakable she’s desperately needed as Denny been experiencing difficulty getting his new bar going, being met with roadblock after roadblock, in addition to that he is dealing with issues in his marriage. Aiding Denny bring Sunday face to face with her ex Kale who is currently married with a young son.
The Brennans are family and regardless of any circumstances they’ll be there for one another. So when somebody from the past threatens their futures, they’ll be together, however that implies uncovering every one of their secrets.
There is a ton going on in this moderately short book, however I figure the writer worked effectively in adjusting everything. We get moving POVs between the Brennans and Kale with every chapter picking precisely where the last chapter ended. This was enjoyable to follow. I was at first uncertain if I was in the mood for a ‘grown-up behaving badly’ type book. As the book starts with Sunday’s accident, I was immediately hooked to find out why Sunday left and what precisely went on in this family past and present..
I really liked how close the Brennan family was even as they committed errors. They got mad and weren’t shy at calling each other out, yet they also remained standing for one another when it was required. Kale’s inclusion in the family even with the strain that exists between his wife, himself and his ex was heart-warming also. This made for a phenomenal blend of blood and discovered family.
I also liked how the family accepted the youngest Shane and his developmental disability. The mother (who died before the book’s beginning) wasn’t very accepting, yet every one of the siblings accepted him and supported his carrying on with his best life. I think the writer worked really hard to highlight his qualities as well. I would highly recommend We Are the Brennans By Tracey Lange.
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