Thursday, October 18, 2018

Giveaway and Review of Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

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All information in this post other than my review is courtesy of Lauren Burnstein of Berkley|Penguin Random House.
Celebrating the paperback release of 
Francesca Hornak's book:



Seven days of togetherness along with secrets and tension make up the Birch family's Christmas holiday this year.

Emma has a health secret.

Andrew has a really big secret from his past.

Olivia has something she has to keep secret while in quarantine.

Phoebe really doesn't have a secret but is very self centered.

Staying in Emma's family estate is a bit challenging since Emma doesn't like to change anything from when she spent time there as she grew up.  Things are old and decaying, and the technological side of it is very slow.

I wasn't sure what this book was going to be like at first, but once each chapter began to reveal things about each character, it became a very good read for me.

I laughed a lot as well as worried a lot.  The funniest thing was that each year they planted the Christmas tree back in the same spot and uprooted it again for the next Christmas.  The worries about their secret were intense for some of the characters, and I worried along with them.

SEVEN DAYS OF US was well written and a light read even though some of the issues were not light. The family grew on me to the point that I would have liked to be quarantined with them. 

An enjoyable read that will have you wondering what decisions you would have made about your secrets and situations.  SEVEN DAYS OF US also has some heart wrenching events.

Excellent debut novel - marvelous writing and detail as well as a great story line. 4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  


I am partnering with Lauren Burnstein and Nicolette Yee of Berkley|Penguin Random House for this giveaway:


October 18 - 25



  1. I really want to read this novel! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I have read the book so do not put me in for the giveaway. I liked it but felt like it petered out towards the end. Interesting concept though.