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We Are The Brennans- A Kayla Hicks Review

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A plot told from the different perspectives of each family member kept my attention and made me want a sequel

I recently bought We Are The Brennans by Tracey Lange at my local Barnes and Noble this past fall and finally got around to reading it, and I’m so glad I did.

What is it about?:

When twenty-nine-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and goes home to her family in New York. But it’s not easy. She deserted them all―and her high school sweetheart―five years before with little explanation, and they’ve got questions.

Sunday is determined to rebuild her life back on the east coast, even if it does mean tiptoeing around resentful brothers and an ex-fiancé. The longer she stays, however, the more she realizes they need her just as much as she needs them. When a dangerous man from her past brings her family’s pub business to the brink of financial ruin, the only way to protect them is to upend all their secrets―secrets that have damaged the family for generations and will threaten everything they know about their lives. In the aftermath, the Brennan family is forced to confront painful mistakes―and ultimately find a way forward, together.

My Review:

As this story builds you find yourself wondering what Sunday, the sister of the Brennan family clan, did that was so wrong that everyone in her family is both scared and excited for her return to the family.

For the first quarter of the book, the author provides the reader with varying perspectives and theories surrounding Sunday’s sudden departure from the family from the view of other members of the family. And by doing so, the reader is left in the dark and isn’t truly able to draw any conclusions in regard to Sunday's situation.

And this is exactly what kept me as the reader engaged in uncovering the mystery.

The author did a spectacular job providing clear pictures of the characters, especially in regard to their individual mannerisms. It allowed me to feel as if I was seeing the scene unfold before me which was a nice change.

Despite the ending of this book having a satisfactory ending, I read the last few lines wanting to know more about what was going to happen to these characters. Mostly because even though the larger problems had been resolved, there were still avenues yet to be explored and relationships that I wanted more of a conclusion on.

Which also makes me want a sequel.

This book is also a great choice for book clubs as it contains book club questions at the end.

I would give this book a 4.5-star rating.