Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook

Hi Everybody!

SEVEN YEAR SWITCH is out in paperback and I’m giving away some books to celebrate! Just head over to Facebook and “like” my author page to win one. Here’s the link: (If you haven’t joined the 51% of Americans on Facebook yet, it’s easy - just click the link and sign up!)

The SEVEN YEAR SWITCH paperback is off to a great start already. It’s an April Indie Next paperback pick (thank you, Indies!!) and a Target new release bestseller pick! YAY!! Beginning today, you should be able to find it just about everywhere books are sold. And if you can’t, please help me spread the word by asking for it.

I hope you like this gorgeous new cover as much as I do. It makes me feel as if summer really is right around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I am counting the days till I can slide on my flip-flops again! The paperback also contains book club questions, an interview with the author (that’s me!) and a teaser chapter of my upcoming novel, BEST STAGED PLANS, coming June 7.

SEVEN YEAR SWITCH was the 2010 Beach Book Festival grand prize winner, and it received beach read shout outs from the New York Times and USA Today.

It’s the story of a single mother whose husband ran off to join the Peace Corps, leaving her with a three-year-old. Seven years later, just when they’ve figured out how to make it on their own, he’s ba-ack – proving he can’t even run away reliably! Now Jill has to face the fact that there’s simply no way she can be a good mom without letting her ex back into her daughter’s life. They say that every seven years you become a completely new person, and it takes a Costa Rican getaway to help Jill make her choice – between the woman she is and the woman she wants to be. To read an excerpt, go to

Don’t forget, go to and “like” the page to enter to win a copy! And if you’re on Twitter, I hope you’ll follow me at I’ll follow you back, of course!

Stay tuned for more news about my eighth novel, BEST STAGED PLANS, including book tour events!




An Indie Next Pick in hardcover and paperback!

A Target new release bestseller pick!

[A] beach chair worthy read." - New York Times

"[A] hot summer beach book." - USA Today

"Bestseller Cook charms again in this lively, warm-hearted look at changing courses mid-life." - People

"Seven years ago, Claire Cook told us we 'Must Love Dogs." But must we also love ex-husbands?…Cook takes a closer look at a complex situation." - New York Post

"A beach tote couldn't ask for more." - Kirkus Reviews

“Roll out your beach blanket for this sweet summer read about making mistakes and moving on.” -Publishers Weekly

"A lot of fun to read? Definitely!" - Redbook

"If you have a penchant for women's literature that rejects bodice-ripping fantasy in favor of real women with brains, substance, and sense of humor well intact, functioning in the real world with all its prickly realities, Seven Year Switch is thoroughly satisfying." - North County Times

“Cook clearly owns the beach scene.” - The Patriot Ledger

“Another endearing story of moving on and starting over…. Cook tells this involving story of forgiveness and acceptance with heart, charm, and characters you can’t help but root for.” —Booklist
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