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Book Review: Seven Days In June by Tia Williams 

What do you think about romantic relationships? When two people are in a relationship, do they seem so connected? If you are curious about these questions, you are likely to enjoy reading love stories. Finally, here I am reviewing the novel “Seven Days in June by Tia Williams,” the story of two writers falling in love, leaving for a period, then returning after a long break. 

In Seven Days in June, it is about two writers, Eva and Shane, who met as teenagers, who have suffered from scars and trauma and psychological issues with addiction and pain, and had a passionate love affair that ended in faults and devastation. After years apart, they’ve met again in their 30s and are unsure whether to allow the relationship to work this time.

It is a black love story of two people discovering their second chance at love. As you read, you will find that the book is about love and many important themes such as mother-daughter relationships, the heartbreaking divide between black and white communities, etc.

There seems to be some secret, and you are investigating it. What caused their breakup? Why do they still aspire to each other? Is it fate or something else? If you still have questions, stay till the end because you’ll learn more.

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Author 

Tia Williams 

Tia William is an American novelist and editor. She was born and raised in the suburban area of Virginia, United States. The writing was a part of her childhood, and she wrote her first book when she was seven years old. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1997, Williams moved to Brooklyn and has lived there ever since. Williams began her professional writing career in 2004. She joined the Estée Lauder Companies in 2020 as editorial director.

She has published six books best known for The Accidental Diva, The Perfect Find, and Seven Days. The seven Days was her fifth novel published by Grand Central in 2021.

Overview | Seven Days In June by Tia Williams

Seven days in June is a contemporary romantic fictional novel by Tia Williams, Published on 1 June 2021. The book is an instant Bestseller in the New York Times and a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. The book was named the best by USA Today, Harper’s bazaar, the Los Angeles Times, NRP, Kirkus, good housekeeping and many more. It was named a most anticipated book of 2021 by CNN, Essence, she reads and scary mommy. The Washington Post named the book one of the best romances of 2021.

How did this book come to be written? While watching Romeo and Juliet, Tia Williams thought about what would have happened if they hadn’t died. She wondered, What if they grew up with their separate ways and had a functioning life? What if they crossed paths in their 30s and their true love has an expiration date? So that was kind of where her ideas began with a desire to create an iconic love or a love that would last over decades and can’t live without the other type of love.

Does the book have a real story behind it? The book is based on the author’s experience. The author of seven days in June, Tia Williams, was single when she began writing her novel, as her main character Eva in the story is a single mother. Also, Williams suffers from chronic daily migraines, as does Eva in the story.

The main characterEva Mercy, is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She is a single mother of a forward 13-year-old daughter and a bestselling romance author who feels pressure from all sides. Shane Hall is a mysterious, reflective, award-winning author and a teacher and mentor for kids who remind him of his childhood. A variety of Black characters are featured in the book from all walks of life and perspectives.

Book Summary | Seven Days In June by Tia Williams

After falling in love for seven days, then forgetting for fifteen, and finally getting it back after seven days…

Eva and Shane surprisingly met at a library event. No one knows that Eva and Shane spent their teenage years as one crazy and intense week completely in love twenty years earlier. They both raised their past buried traumas and the eyebrows of the New York black department. 

Although they were trying to pretend that they did not know each other, they could not deny their chemistry. Furthermore, they ignored the fact that they have been secretly writing to each other in their books since they left each other.

Over the next seven days, Eva and Shane recombine amid a hot Brooklyn summer. When Eva was brokenhearted once, she wasn’t sure how to trust him again. She must get him out of New York for her life to return to normal. But Shane has a few questions she needs to be answered before he disappears.

What can be taken away from the book? Seven Days In June by Tia Williams

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Throughout the book, you will experience romantic connections and love in an unforgiving world, one filled with challenges. It is such a fast-paced, clever read. The discussion covered and debated many different topics, such as gender inequality, poverty, disabilities, and childhood trauma, which the author courageously addresses with kindness in her book.

It is a complicated structure, but in the end, it produces a satisfying reading experience with several layers of meaning, some humour, and also some tough sense. This is a highly rewarding romance for romance lovers. A very exciting and lively storyline.

The book contains a lot of trigger warnings that cover topics such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, domestic violence, and addiction.

What do I think of the book?

Throughout the book, I believe the 12-year-old daughter, advanced and wise beyond her years, is the real protagonist. Despite her age, she is often smarter than any adult in the room, bringing warmth to the page. In addition, Eva and Shane worked hard to survive and thrive and push the novel forward.

It is also important to mention that Eva suffers from a chronic disease that makes her life quite complicated at times; however, you will see how she can accomplish the goals she has set for herself.

There is more to it than a love story because it is about surviving in this messy world and accepting yourself for who you are, even with all your imperfections, because nothing in this world is perfect. It is the craziest thing we can do to live with imperfection, but not that we should stop ourselves from growing because no one is perfect. That is the most stupid thing I have ever heard from stupid people.

Is the book worthy of a 5-star rating?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In my opinion, the book seven days in June by Tia Williams deserves Four out of Five stars.

Conclusion & Recommendations | Seven Days In June by Tia Williams

This book is highly recommended for those who love black love stories and those who enjoy exploring different types of themes simultaneously because this is an intriguing story with interesting themes and a satisfying end.

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