Book Spotlight : Seven Days Of Us by Francesca Hornak

I’m so thrilled to be a part of this blog tour for Francesca Hornak’s debut novel, Seven Days Of Us, that was published three days ago. I’m currently reading it and hoping to finish over the weekends so watch out for my review.


Publication Date : October 17, 2017
Publisher : Berkley Books
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A week is a long time to spend with your family. Now imagine being quarantined with them over the entire Christmas holiday.

That’s the hilarious premise behind Francesca Hornak’s bright, wryly-observed debut novel, Seven Days Of Us. This book tells us the story of a dysfunctional British family forced into quarantine together. Eldest daughter Olivia, a doctor, has just returned from treating a life-threatening virus in Africa and must spend seven days in quarantine. Her family, forced into lockdown with her, decides to spend the week in their crumbling and isolated country manor, Weyfield Hall. Each arrives carrying secrets and simmering resentments.

With the Birch family under one roof for the first time in years, keeping secrets is no longer an option. And when a shocking, unexpected visitor arrives, the family’s pressurized state will boil over, spilling problems—and possibly the deadly virus—outside the gates of Weyfield Hall.

In residence with Olivia are her unabashedly frivolous younger sister Phoebe, fixated on her upcoming wedding; father Andrew, sequestered in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and longing for his glory days as a war correspondent; and sweet bumbling matriarch Emma, who’s hiding a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. Anyone who loves their family—in small doses—will relate to the inner thoughts of each character.



Francesca Hornak is a journalist and writer, whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Elle, 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.

Author Links : Twitter

*Disclaimer : Huge thanks to Berkley Books / Penguin Random House for sending me a copy.*

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