Crazy Family Done Right and Oh So Wrong - MA Scott
Author: Alex A. King
Print Length: 428 pages
Publisher: Citizen A Press (April 8, 2014)
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Genre: Women's Fiction
Seven Days of Friday opens with Days of the Week underwear and closes with a forty-year-old secret that refuses to stay submerged.
Thirty-four-year-old Vivi Tyler is living her nightmare: gay husband, self-harming teenager, melodramatic mother. They're picking apart her sanity, one stitch at a time. She's crawling along rock bottom when the arrival of a mysterious package opens a new door to a new country.
A desperate Vivi dives headfirst into the quicksand that is Greece--her parents' birthplace. But it's a paradise far from perfect, and instead of the new beginning she covets, Vivi discovers trouble is determined to keep her in its pocket. Soon she's fighting for her daughter's life in a Greek hospital, clashing with her Greek relatives, and cobbling together an inadequate cage around her heart, lest she fall for an unavailable man.
Somewhere between Eat, Pray, Love and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, there's the Women of Greece series.
On a hunch, I downloaded it and seconds later, it appeared in my kindle app.
King hooked me from the first sentence and for that, she deserves a round of applause. If I'm not instantly drawn in by the first page, I usually bail. Why? Because I have the patience of a two year old.
Everything she wrote, I felt. Her characters were complex human beings, which is why at times I loved them and hated them. Emotions aren't always easy to convey through words, but King made it look like child's play. Another round of applause for her.
It was unexpectedly hilarious, which deserves her another round of applause. The synopsis will bring you to the conclusion that this is an intense drama, and it is. But King didn't stop there. It's young adult, it's romance, it's comedy, it's crime. It's breath taking.
I am grateful to have stumbled across this story and will most certainly read on.