Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday - Seven Days of Us

Linking up with Wishful Endings today :)

Every week, I skim through the "Coming Soon" list at Barnes and Noble for the following week.  
I love looking at the covers and selecting finalists for my upcoming favorites.
Yes, I'm a book nerd.

If I find a cover that interests me, then I open it up and read the blurb...there are way too many books to read for me to waste one more second, so a book has to grab me...where I am in that moment.
And most of the time I can't even predict what that moment looks like.
It's up to the book really ;)

I force myself to stop at 1 choice.
That's it.

Without further adieu, here's my Can't Wait choice among the "Coming Soon" selections on Barnes and Noble for the week of October 16, 2017:

The Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Here's the synopsis from Barnes and Noble: 
(I've highlighted in red the parts that yell at me loud and clear that I must read this book!)

A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays...

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 her older sister, Olivia, deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. 
Their father, Andrew, sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent. But his wife, Emma, is hiding 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…

Have you heard anything about this author or this particular title? 
What do you think?


  1. I haven't heard about this author or book before but I like the sound of it! :)

    1. Me too! I wasn't sure I was quite ready for a holiday read...I wish the setting was during Thanksgiving holidays, but oh well :)

  2. I have heard about it and can't wait to read this too. Hope we both enjoy it!

    Renee ~ My CWW

  3. This sounds like something I need to read. Thanks for sharing it because I've not seen it before!

    1. I've seen it advertised a time or two on Shelf Awareness I think...but it's a debut novel so she probably hasn't had as much coverage as others.

  4. I'm looking forward to this one, too! I love a good family drama.

    1. Family drama is the best...I read a review that compared it to the Family Stone and Love Actually, so that pretty much cemented it for me. I loved The Family Stone.

  5. This is a new one to me, it sounds like a good one. Nice pick!

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

  6. I've been seeing this one around, not sure it is my type of read though. I do love that cover! Hope you can get it soon.
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    1. I usually have to make myself choose just one off the list, but I was surprised at how few releases next week actually piqued my interest.