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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book Review - Time Flies by Claire Cook

About The Book:


YEARS AGO, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta. She’s carved out a life as a successful metal sculptor, but when Kurt leaves her for another woman, having the tools to cut up their marriage bed is small consolation. She’s old enough to know that high school reunions are often a big disappointment, but when her best friend makes her buy a ticket and an old flame gets in touch to see if she’ll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future . . . until her highway driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.
Time Flies is an epic trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship that explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears . . . so you can start living your future.

My Thoughts:

If you are looking for the perfect summer beach read, look no further!  Claire Cook's latest novel, "Time Flies," is just exactly what needs to be in your beach bag this season.  It's funny, it's charming, and it's downright loveable!

This story of two best friends and their big adventures during a week leading up to their high school reunion is a sweet look at the power of friendship. I adored the characters of Melanie and B.J., BFFs who have stuck by each other through high school, bad marriages, and might-have-been dreams. These are gals who you would want in your posse anytime, anywhere!

And Claire takes her readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions in this story - from Melanie's frustrations with her soon-to-be-ex, to her debilitating fear of driving on highways, to her absolute joy in her love of creating her metal sculptures. Then there is wild and crazy B.J. who has a few secrets and fears of her own despite her love of adventure, and their friends Jan and Veronica who are facing dilemmas of their own involving grandchildren and in-laws.  Readers will be rooting for her, and her friends, to find the happy-ever-after they all deserve.

I highly recommend grabbing a copy of "Time Flies" for a good time of reading this summer!

About The Author:

Claire CookClaire Cook wrote her first novel in her minivan when she was forty-five. At fifty, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the film adaptation her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack.

She is the bestselling author of nine other novels and divides her time between the suburbs of Atlanta and Boston. Visit her at ClaireCook.com.

My thanks to Touchstone Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Claire Cook said...

Thank you SO MUCH for this fabulous review, Sharon! I'm so glad you enjoyed Time Flies and I really appreciate your support.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

You are more than welcome, Claire! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I can't wait to read it, Sharon. Loved your review!