Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Seven Days of Us

Paperback Edition
I’m delighted today to share with you a book that was released yesterday (Tuesday, Oct. 16) that will be an exciting read before the holidays.

SEVEN DAYS OF US by Francesca Hornak
◊ Paperback: 400 pages
◊ Genre: Humorous Fiction
◊ Publisher: Berkley (Oct. 16, 2018)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0451488768
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0451488763

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.
          For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. 
As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down.   
In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive...

Author Francesca Hornak
Francesca Hornak is a British author, journalist and former columnist for the Sunday Times.

Francesca's work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Metro, Elle, Grazia, Stylist, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Red. She is the author of two nonfiction books, History of the World in 100 Modern Objects: Middle Class Stuff (and Nonsense) and Worry with Mother: 101 Neuroses for the Modern Mama. Follow her on Twitter at @FrancescaHornak

Thanks for stopping by today. What are your thoughts about being confined to an estate for seven days with your entire family around the holidays?


  1. Aaaaargh just about covers my thoughts about being confined with my family with nothing to leaven them. Most of them would probably agree.

    1. PS: (Which should have come first) HUGE congratulations to Ms Hornack.

  2. Seven days with my family? Not sure it would be possible without someone causing problems.

  3. Oh, those family dramas can really make for compelling stories, Mason. And it sounds like an interesting context, too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Mason and Francesca - sounds a great read ... I must keep an eye out for it. Thanks for sharing with us - cheers Hilary


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