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Claire Cook

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I wrote my first novel in my minivan at 45. At 50, I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of my second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. I'm now the New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author of 22 books. If you have a buried dream, take it from me, it is NEVER too late to shine on!

Must Love Dogs is now an 8-book series! (The Wildwater Walking Club is a series, too!) I've also written three nonfiction books, Life Glows On: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, Shine On: How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old and Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (without getting lost along the way), in which I share everything I've learned on my own journey that
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Claire Cook Book List

Here’s a list of my 22 books, in case you’d like to keep track of the ones you’ve read so far:

Claire Cook books


The Wildwater Walking Club (#1)
The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track (#2)
The Wildwater Walking Club: Step by Step (#3)

Must Love Dogs (#1)
Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life (#2)
Must Love Dogs: Fetch You Later (#3)
Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever (#4)
Must Love Dogs: Who

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Must Love Dogs (Must Love D...

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The Wildwater Walking Club

3.54 avg rating — 4,712 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Seven Year Switch

3.46 avg rating — 4,727 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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Life's a Beach

3.12 avg rating — 5,169 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
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Summer Blowout

3.43 avg rating — 2,953 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Wallflower in Bloom

3.49 avg rating — 2,526 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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Best Staged Plans

3.42 avg rating — 2,224 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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Time Flies

3.50 avg rating — 2,066 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Multiple Choice

3.05 avg rating — 1,252 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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"In book 8, of the Must Love Dog series, Lucky Enough, Claire continues the story of the rollicking, humorous antics of the Hurlihy family along with sharing the realities of life. Sarah and John are seriously trying for a baby and have to resort to u" Read more of this review »
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“If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan.”
Claire Cook, Seven Year Switch

“What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life

“What do I want? What kind of question is that? I want what everybody wants. I want someone who has my back. I want someone's name to put in the space after "in an emergecy please call." I want someone who will drink the other half of the bottle of wine so I don't. And someone to make it worth sitting down at an actual table to eat. I want someone who's dying to get home after a long day because I'm going to be there.”
Claire Cook, Best Staged Plans

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“Maybe part of find what you wanted was recognizing what you didn't want. Maybe there was hope for me yet.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs

“Maybe deep down inside we were all still in our formative years. Maybe it was never too late for any of us to change.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life

“What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life

“There were lots of kinds of men in the world. There were lots of kinds of dogs in the world. There were lots of men who acted like dogs in the world.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life

“Why one human being is attracted to another is one of the great mysteries of the world.”
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Stephanie Fitzgerald Thanks, Claire!📚😃


message 9: by Shirley (last edited Apr 22, 2012 04:47PM)

Shirley Spikes Hi Claire, thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I just ordered two of your books. I have read great reviews from both. I would love to win the spa weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that I am the one chosen.
Sincerely, Shirley


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Claire, I'm so honored to be your friend and your fan as well. I'm currently co-authoring a novel and there's two heroines...one is named Clair (no e).
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 7: by Beth

Beth Hi Claire,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth


Elena Dorothy HI, Claire!

Thank you for the invitation. Pleased to have you as a friend.
Sounds like you've been a pretty busy lady.

Best Wishes for a great Holiday Season and a Very Merry Christmas!

Elena



message 4: by Ellen

Ellen Hi Claire!
Thanks so much for adding me as a friend :)) I totally loved Must Love Dogs---and I totally related with Multiple Choice. Must admit that one introduced my into chocotinis---Yum :)

Ellen


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Claire Kathy,

Thanks for your kind words about Summer Blowout and Life's a Beach!

Congrats on your first novel! I just loved House and Home. Such a great story, and so beautifully written. I wish you much success with it.

So nice to meet another Voice author. I think it's such a fabulous list.

Claire


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