Friday, May 20, 2016

Father's Day by Simon Van Booy

4 Star

When devastating news shatters the life of six-year-old Harvey, she finds herself in the care of a veteran social worker, Wanda, and alone in the world save for one relative she has never met—a disabled felon, haunted by a violent act he can’t escape.

Moving between past and present, Father’s Day weaves together the story of Harvey’s childhood on Long Island and her life as a young woman in Paris.

Written in raw, spare prose that personifies the characters, this remarkable novel is the journey of two people searching for a future in the ruin of their past.

Sabrina-Kate - 4 Star

I loved this book. From the cover to the very last page, this book moved me in many ways. I lost my Dad a couple years ago and not a day goes by that I don't miss him. This book was an emotional read that brought back so many wonderful memories and also showed just how difficult being a parent is, no matter the circumstance that brought you to being one.

This was a sad story at times, and given the tragic circumstances that brought Harvey and her uncle together to become a family, that was only to be expected. I did enjoy the power of redemption type theme that I felt the uncle's life brought to the story and I definitely loved that the social worker involved was such a hero.

The story was one that moved me in many ways as there are always those people who become our family when they may not have wanted to or may not have been expecting to. This story demonstrated that in epic proportions. I think it is a true tribute to the ties that bind us as to how this story played out.

A great read, but a bit slow at times, I was captivated by the tale of a family that came to be and the love they shared.

Thank you to Harper Collins for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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1 comment:

  1. Stories about men who are good dads really touch my heart, because my dad was (and is) such a wonderful man.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!



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