Saturday, July 31, 2010

SEVEN YEAR SWITCH and THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB: REVIEWS AND DOUBLE CLAIRE COOK GIVEAWAY!

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SEVEN YEAR SWITCH

BY CLAIRE COOK

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Just when Jill Murray’s finally figured out how to manage on her own, her ex-husband proves that he can’t even run away reliably. After seven long years missing in action, he’s back—crashing into the man-free existence Jill and her ten-year-old daughter have built so carefully. And what’s a good mother to do? To a child, even a deadbeat dad is better than no dad at all.

Jill’s life just hasn’t turned out quite the way she planned. By now, she’d hoped to be jetting around the world as a high-end cultural coach. Instead, she’s answering phones for a local travel agency and teaching cooking classes at the community center.

Enter free-spirited entrepreneur Billy, who hires Jill as a consultant for an upcoming business trip. Is their relationship veering off in a new direction? And what about her ex? Jill couldn’t possibly still have feelings for him … could she? Suddenly, her no-boys-allowed life is anything but.

They say that every seven years you become a completely new person, but Jill isn’t sure she’s ready for the big change. It takes a Costa Rican getaway to help her make a choice—not so much between the two men in her life, but between the woman she is and the one she wants to be.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Claire Cook wrote her first book in her minivan while waiting for her daughter to finish with swim practice; she is now the bestselling author of seven novels. She teaches reinvention and writing workshops, and shares tips for both on her website, ClaireCook.com. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, with her husband. You can Friend Claire at http://facebook.com/ClaireCookbooks and Follow her at http://twitter.com/ClaireCookbooks.

MY REVIEW:

Claire Cook never fails to come through. Since my first book review, which was for Claire’s book SUMMER BLOWOUT, she has never let me down when I pick up a new book of hers to read. She has a way of making even the toughest things in life bearable and her talented writing draws readers in through her marvelous stories, clever dialogue, and her captivating characters. In SEVEN YEAR SWITCH, readers meet Jill Murray who is one of those characters I just mentioned who captured my interest right off and had me rooting for her all the way. I found Jill to be a witty, bright, compelling and caring mother and an independent woman who didn’t deserve the agony she felt when suddenly her ex-husband pops back into her and her daughter Anastasia’s lives. Although Anastasia is delighted to have her father there, Jill is dubious of his motives and commitment.

The idea from the title that every seven years our body’s skin rejuvenates thus making us into a “new” person, goes right along with the book’s concept of personal change and growth being a positive thing in our lives. Cook surrounds Jill with intriguing characters that move the story along and fit into that principal premise of the book that was based on transformation and progression. With Jill’s neighbor, Cynthia, being almost the opposite of Jill in most ways, she provided a strong character for Jill to play off of. She was entertaining and feisty, and quite a welcome addition in the story.

Of course, there was suddenly these men surrounding Jill, quite a change from the start of the story…a feast or famine situation. Besides her ex, Seth, there is the caring and amusing Billy who is a client of Jill’s and who is hard to resist. How Jill handles all of this is to take off on her own for a gal pal trip to Costa Rica and hope to find what she is looking for there…or at least some peace for her to be able to think and relax.

How Jill deals with everything and everyone is trademark Claire Cook as she takes a serious subject and deals with it gently, with warmth and fun, and creates an answer that educates, amuses, and involves the reader. The story of SEVEN YEAR SWITCH will entertain you while it also will endear itself to you as well. If like me, you start the book early enough, you will at least get a good night’s sleep as I read it in one sitting and was happy I hadn’t started it late in the day because I couldn’t put it down. Another delightful gift, and perfect for the summer read, but wouldn’t be bad by a cozy fire in winter as well, is SEVEN YEAR SWITCH from a favorite author, Claire Cook!


BONUS BOOK GIVEAWAY:
THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB
BY CLAIRE COOK

ABOUT THE BOOK:

After losing her boyfriend and her job in one fell swoop, Noreen finds it hard to know what the next step is—never mind take it. For the first time in a great many years, Noreen has time to herself. So she puts on a new pair of sneakers and a seriously outdated pair of exercise pants, and walks.

It isn’t long before she’s joined by neighbors Tess and Rosie, two women as lost as she is. As the Wildwater women walk and talk, and talk and walk, they tally their steps, share their secrets, and begin putting their lives back together. And along the way, they learn what women everywhere are finding out—time flies, and getting fit is actually fun when you’re walking with friends.

MY REVIEW:

When I read what Anisha Lakhani, who wrote SCHOOLED, wrote about this Claire Cook book, I was thrilled! She said, “ THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB reminds of us what’s important in life—the joy of friendship, the power of a brisk walk, and of course the importance of a good book. This exhilarating novel made me want to call my friends and lace up my shoe. I couldn’t put it down.”I loved SCHOOLED and Claire Cook’s other books so that was good enough for me!

Claire Cook’s delightful novel, SUMMER BLOWOUT, was the first book I reviewed when I began reviewing books. I had picked up SUMMER BLOWOUT, having loved MUST LOVE DOGS that Claire wrote, and was not disappointed. I am thrilled to again present my review of Claire Cook’s book, THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB that is now out in paperback. So watch out Ya-Ya Sisters, Wives’ Clubbers, and Sweet Potato Queens because the WALKERS have arrived! Claire Cook’s book THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB and the walkers are taking over!

In THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB, Claire Cook gives us three wonderful women who are neighbors on Wildwater Way and at first don’t even know each other. It all starts when Noreen Kelly’s “boyfriend” convinces her to take a buyout from her corporate position in a shoe company, and she thinks she has made the best choice. However, she soon realizes that her love wasn’t just working for the other company but was working her, and the boyfriend and the company BOTH dump Noreen. In a fit of frustration and shock, she uses her actually void company ID and buys up every shoe in her size at the corporate shop for 50% off. With that, Noreen takes her shoes and heads home to Wildwater Way to try and figure out what is left of her life.

Sure that her life is over, Noreen sees nothing around her but what she is missing. Not until she makes friends with Tess, her next-door neighbor, does Noreen start to realize that maybe her life isn’t over after all. Tess, the schoolteacher who is off for the summer, dealing with a college-bound daughter who isn’t speaking to her mom, and Noreen start walking together and they start to talk to each other about life. A third member living on Wildwater Way comes to the group as they meet Rosie. Rosie knows she was doing the right thing moving into her parents’ home after her mom died, bringing her family with her, and taking over the lavender farm on her parents’ property, but it isn’t what she had hoped for. In her friendship with Noreen and Rosie, she literally is able to walk into a different life.

The three women begin to walk their way into a friendship that will turn out to be more than they ever expected. They walk and talk and even start to keep track of their steps using pedometers that Noreen also picked up at the “last shoe buy” she made. Sharing some of the shoes she bought with Tess and Rosie is not the only thing that Noreen begins to share with these women. Their steps go from being more than just exercise as they take to new directions in walking and in life. Noreen attends a career coaching group for unemployed people in her company and sees things through others eyes. She begins to build a better relationship with her own mother thanks to her friendship with Tess and watching Tess’s relationship with her daughter. Hanging a clothesline becomes a political issue only found in real life in real writing like Claire Cook’s. The walkers take a road trip to Seattle for a festival about lavender and along with all this there are the twists and turns, romances and families, characters and settings that make for a great read that only someone like Claire Cook can come up with. This might be called a ‘good beach read’ but believe me, you will not want to be sitting in a chair after reading this!

The story is a fast and fun read, but also a learning experience. From this book have grown, and will continue to grow, groups of walkers who will see the value in what these women did and how it changed their lives. How Claire Cook could have known that this book would hit home with so many of us in these economically changing times is anyone’s guess. I think that people who read this book will all take away something from it. For most it will definitely be a really good read but for others is will be even more. It may be another way of looking at our neighbors, or like me, it may be a realization that walking is more than just exercise. When everyone can get their hands on THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB, we may find our streets are more crowded with walkers than ever before…at least there will be happier and more satisfied walkers, that’s for sure! This is a book that celebrates friendship and teaches us what Claire Cook intended and that is if you are going to walk the walk, then go ahead and take that first step to talk the talk and make the changes in your life that you can and need to do. As it says on Claire’s website “Just put one foot in front of the other”!

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO CLAIRE AND THE GOOD
PEOPLE AT VOICE, I HAVE 2 SETS OF
THESE TWO CLAIRE COOK BOOKS
FOR TWO LUCKY WINNERS!


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debbie said...

I liked the idea that she had been single all those years and doing fine, then all of a sudden 2 men show up. Your review was really good, it sounds like the book is well written and the characters are likeable.
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debbie said...

I would read the seven year switch first, it just sounds like a book that would be good to read.
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debbie said...

I entered the RITA award books giveaway.
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Claire said...

Thank you for the fabulous reviews, Karen! I'm so glad you enjoyed SEVEN YEAR SWITCH and THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB!

It seems like just yesterday that you wrote your first review for SUMMER BLOWOUT! You and your blog just keep getting better! Brava!

Good luck with the giveaway, everybody, and if you want to double your chances, head on over to http://ClaireCook.com where you can win a beach bag filled with all 7 of my novels, plus a beach towel!

Happy reading!
Claire Cook
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scottsgal said...

I'd like to read this because of the challenges presented - from no men to 2 would be an interesting choice.
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scottsgal said...

I'd read the seven year switch first
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Colleen Turner said...

The Seven Year Switch sounds SO good and it, and the Wildwater Walking Club have been on my wishlist all summer! I love the concept of the main character getting her life together and finally being content with her life when her defunct husband shows up! This could make for a great read!
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Colleen Turner said...

I would read Seven Year Switch first because I just cannot resist taking that cover to the beach! Summer is running out and I need to get there :).
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bermudaonion said...

I thought The Seven Year Switch was great, so I'd love to read The Wildwater Walking Club, but I'm not going to enter since I already have one of the books. I agree with you that Claire Cook has a way with words. Great review!

suburban prep said...

I find it interesting to have to bring an absent father back into the fold.
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suburban prep said...

I think I would read the Seven Year Itch because it has been on my wish list for a bit now.
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Chanelle said...

Curious as to which guy she will choose, the father of her child who was missing for 7 years or the new guy. That is if she chooses one at all.
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Chanelle said...

Interested in reading the Seven Year Switch first.
Looks like a great giveaway!Thanks
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holdenj said...

I like what you said about Jill being a strong female character and I'm curious about her jobs.
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holdenj said...

I would probably read Seven Year Switch first, as it's the new one and I would feel very timely reading it!
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grannyvon said...

I would like to win this giveaway it is so great. I love the reviews and interview, it was very thourough. Thanks for the chance. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

Probably the Seven Year Switch would be the first I wound read. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I also entered the RITA Award Books Giveaway. Thanks for the extra entries. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Tore said...

I am a follower. I would read the Seven Year Switch first. Sounds like a very good read. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Amy said...

I am intrigued by the idea that every 7 years we are rejuvenated & become a new person ready for change & growth in our lives. I think all of life is a learning experience, but some periods more than others, and if we pay attention, take a few risks, keep our priorities straight, it can be a great & worthwhile time. Jill Murray's life is in one of those transition periods we can learn a lot from. I am very interested in reading Jill's story, as well, because her life hasn't turned out as she planned, so, basically, she's going the "Plan B" route which isn't always easy. I'm interested to know how things work out for Jill, how she copes with her ex-husband's sudden & somewhat unwelcome appearance about which her daughter is happy. That is a sticky situation! I want to know how she resolves things so that her life resembles one she can enjoy and the lessons she learns from her experiences along the way. As I was reading the summary and your review I just got a feeling that Jilkl is a woman I would love to know and befriend. She sounds like a terrific character, one who makes a book impossible to put down once you start reading!

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Amy said...

I think I would read "Seven Year Switch" first because, for some reason, the character of Jill has captivated me just from my reading of the book's summary and your terrific review. I am very intrigued by her story and really want to know how things turn out for her in her life and what lessons she learns while figuring out her life!

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Amy said...

I entered the giveaway for "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


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dollycas aka Lori said...

I have seen everyone is reading SEVEN YEAR SWITCH and the whole story sounds so good, your review was excellent and really want to read this book now even more!!

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Amy said...

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dollycas aka Lori said...

Definitely SEVEN YEAR SWITCH for the reason I stated above would be read first.

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dollycas aka Lori said...

Found your blog during GOT BOOKS? entered that giveaway and been following you ever since.

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Amy said...

I entered the Take Hachette to the Beach giveaway!


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Steve Capell said...

These books appear to be fantastic ... I wonder if people really do change every seven years. I think I must be in some time warp as I get up every day and look in the mirror and some-days I think WOW how can I have changed that much over night. LOL

The one thing that I found very interesting is her comment about self-editing?

She stated, "The best why to self-edit is to read your work out loud. You’ll absolutely pick up mistakes you’d otherwise miss. This is particularly helpful with dialog. If it doesn’t sound like something someone would actually say, it won’t come out of your mouth right. But this technique also helps me hear other mistakes and to find the rhythm of my work."

Thanks for the opportunity to win and also for the great advise about writing.

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Benita said...

I llike fast paced action. I think I'd like to read this.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! The book sounds like a great beach read and I am big fan of her books. Thank you for this giveaway! :)

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Anonymous said...

I probably would read the Wildwater Walking Club book first because it has more characters to keep up with. :)

Love this giveaway!!!

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P.S. What is the name of your dog? It is so cute in the pictures.

Melanie L said...

I think it's interesting that it said that every seven years you become a completely new person. I'm also curious to find out how she deals with her ex-husband entering her life again. Sounds like a great book!
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Melanie L said...

I loved your reviews for both books. I can tell you really enjoyed them, and now you have me interested too! I think I would read Seven Year Switch first because I've been reading lots of good reviews for that one lately.
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Melanie L said...

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Anonymous said...

I can imagine what an uproar in Jill's life the return of her x-husband would cause. I want to see how see handles the situation especially since her daughter is so happy about his return.

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Anonymous said...

That is a really tough choice, both stories would hook me on the first paragraph and not let me go until the end. The Wildwater Wlaking Club would be great for me since I have thought how good it would be to meet women on my walk and become true friends.


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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I have racked my brain but I can't remember. If this is a dupluicate, please strike this one.

I entered "The Disappearing Spoon" giveaway.

Pamela Keener said...

I absolutely adore books that you can't put down, Seven Year Switch sounds like my kind of book. I also love the cover as I love the beach.
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Pamela Keener said...

I would probably read The Wildwater Walking Club first because I love novels about friendship like the YaYa's * Sweet Potato club.
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Linda Kish said...

I like the idea of her old love coming back into her life along with a new man. I want to find out what happened during and after the Costa Rican getaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd read the Wildwater Walking Club first because I am a walker. But, I walk only with my dog. He is a great listener but doesn't provide that verbal response.

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Lisa R said...

I love that Cook wrote her first book
while waiting in a mini van for her daughter to finish swim practice--I read for over 20 years (my kids were spaced far apart)in mini vans while waiting on kids at ball practice, dance lessons, music lessons, and everything else lessons.
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Lisa R said...

I'm sure the Seven Year Switch would be the first I'd dive into. It's sounds like there would be more action in it and I just love to see how a parent reacts when a "missing in action" parent reappears on the scene.


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I entered the Vintage Affair giveaway.


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This one may be a duplication. Hubby asked me a question and by the time I got back to the computer I'd forgotten where I was.

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Lisa R said...

I entered the THE ISLAND AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY


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gcpeach17 said...

I would love to read these books because it seems to be calling me. It's been 7 years since I bought a home after a split and I'm interested in actually starting to 'walk' so both are so my books. :) thanks, for the chance to win & read these.

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gcpeach17 said...

I think I would read the Seven Year Switch first.

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gcpeach17 said...

I am entered in the Ghost Shadow giveaway

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gcpeach17 said...

I'm entered in the I Hate to Cook Book giveaway.

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gcpeach17 said...

I entered A Vintage Affair giveaway.

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gcpeach17 said...

I am also entered in the The Search giveaway.

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gcpeach17 said...

And, i am entered in The Larsson Trilogy giveaway.

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lv2scpbk said...

I would read The Wildwater Walking Club first because I want to get fit right now and maybe it would get be kick started. Maybe even invite a few friends to walk with me.

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lv2scpbk said...

I've entered several book giveaways on Giveaway Scout. I also am now a follower of your blog. I entered the audio giveaway called "The Island". I'm also giving away one of my books if you want to take a look on my blog here: http://everydaylifesissues.blogspot.com

It's called, "Walking Down Life's Path". Also on Goodreads giveaways.

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Laura said...

Please enter me!
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Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

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Margie said...

The fact that the main character's husband shows up after seven years is an interesting predicament. I'd like to see how that plays out.
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Margie said...

It's always hard to pick, given two good choices! But I would probably read Walking Club first.
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Margie said...

Entered the To Kill a Mockingbird giveaway.
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Margie said...

Entered the To Kill a Mockingbird giveaway.
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Margie said...

Enterd the Lemon Cake giveaway.
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Margie said...

I entered the Beach Bag of books giveaway.
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Margie said...

+5 swag

Pam S (pams00) said...

I really enjoyed the premise and your review of Seven Year Switch. I like the love triangle aspect and the returned husband.

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Pam S (pams00) said...

I think I'd like to read The Wildwater Walknig Club first. I need the extra reminder to get back in shape ;). The idea of friendships forming is also a warming aspect.

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
THE SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
CRAZY FOR LOVE GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
BABUSHKA'S BEAUTY SECRETS GIVEAWAY

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entered:
TAKE HACHETTE TO THE BEACH 5 BOOK GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
GHOST SHADOW GIVEAWAY

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entered:
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
THE STIEG LARSSON TRILOGY, PART TWO GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
THE ISLAND AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
A STRANGER LIKE YOU GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
FAMILY TIES GIVEAWAY

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Pam S (pams00) said...

entered:
THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK GIVEAWAY

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Shirley said...

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Jolee said...

I like that she is described as "fiesty" and that she has feast or famine luck w/ the men. ;-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Interested in REading the Seven year itch first. Sounds funny! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Oops, entered it as SEven Year *itch* above, not *switch. My bad. :-) Also entered Curtains. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Curtains. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered The spellmans Strike Again. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Cheap Cabernet. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Babushka's Beauty Secrets. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Bitch is the New Black. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered The particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Disappearing Spoon. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also etnered A Vintage Affair. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered Furious Love. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Also entered The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I love a book that keeps me interested right from the get go and from your review, I feel this is one of those books.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I think that I would read the Wildwater Walking Club book first. Just the fact that they are women talking about life in general interests me.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

TWeeted

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I entered your Take Hachette to the Beach giveaway.

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Andrea I said...

I just enjoyed the review as I've never read a book by Claire Cook.


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Andrea I said...

I would read Seven Year Switch first based on your reviews.


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Andrea I said...

I entered Hatchette to the Beach giveaway.


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Andrea I said...

Entered the Crazy for Love giveaway.


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Andrea I said...

Entered Cheap Cabernet giveaway.


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Andrea I said...

Entered Babushka's Beauty Secrets giveaway.


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Andrea I said...

Entered The Recessionistas giveaway.


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Andrea I said...

Entered the Steig Larsson Trilogoy Part 2 giveaway.

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CherylS22 said...

I think this would be an interesting read because I believe there is some validity to the seven year rule.

Thanks for the chance to read this!
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CherylS22 said...

I would probably read the "Seven Year Switch" first because the story caught my attention more than the other book.
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the Stieg Larsson trilogy giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered "The Recessionistas" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered "The Island" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the Take Hachette to the Beach giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "Maid of Murder" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "Captured By Desire" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered "The Writing Circle" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "Queen of the Night" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "Fortunate Harbor" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "A Stranger Like You" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "Family Ties" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered "A Vintage Affair" giveaway
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CherylS22 said...

Entered the "Ghost Shadow" giveaway
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Amanda said...

In the Seven Year Switch, I like the idea of her being an independent woman, and then being faced with someone from her past that she had moved on from!
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Amanda said...

I think I would read the Seven Year Switch first, because the relationships and Costa Rica vacation sound interesting!
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Amanda said...

I entered the No Way Down giveaway
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Amanda said...

I entered the Maid of Murder giveaway
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Amanda said...

I entered the Writing Circle giveaway
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Amanda said...

I entered the Family Ties giveaway
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Amanda said...

I entered the A Stranger Like You giveaway
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Amanda said...

I entered the I Hate To Cook Cookbook giveaway
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Meredith said...

I learned the skin takes 7 years to rejuvenate. I didn't think it took that long!

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Meredith said...

I think I would read The Seven Year Switch first, because I've seen other reviews for it also.

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Meredith said...

I entered the giveaway for the Stieg Larsson books.

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