Sunday, October 28, 2018

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Olivia is coming home for Christmas for the first time in many years.  She's a doctor and has been working in Africa on epidemic currently.  Since she's coming back to Britain she has to stay in quarantine for a week.  That means her family must, too.

Berkley sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

It's hard enough spending a day with family when everyone has grown older and has their own interests.  Benjamin Franklin said that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.  I agree with him.  Imagine trying to make it through a whole week...

There's a lot of drama in this story.  Odd coincidences happen, old and new secrets are exposed, and most of the relationships are improved.  Each new revelation adds to the story.

The chapters are the various characters voices and experiences and they are short, which made it a quick read for me.  It's easy to set down and pick up again, if you can.  I read it straight through.

There's joy and and sadness both in the story, a time of reflection for all, and the family emerges stronger than ever.

How would you and your family do?

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