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#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr examines the lives of three sisters as they step beyond the roles of wife, mother, daughter and discover the importance of being a woman first 

Clare Wilson is starting over. She's had it with her marriage to a charming serial cheater. Even her own son thinks she's given his father too many chances. With the support of her sis
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Mira (first published April 25th 2006)
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♥Rachel♥
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, audio-book
Never Too Late focused on the lives and loves of three sisters, Clare, Sarah and Maggie, but mainly centered on Clare, a wife and mother recently separated for the FOURTH time from her cheating husband of sixteen years!! Even her fifteen year old son doesn’t want his mom to get back together with the idiot! When an accident shakes up her life, Clare knows it’s time to move on and embrace change.

At first I could sympathize with Clare’s family and their frustration over not kicking Roger (the chea
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SheriC (PM)
The writing style consists of brief bits of dialogue between info-dumps. Do not like.

DNF at 13%, after an 1 1/2 hours of listening. Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Outstanding performance by Therese Plummer. I'm already looking for others of hers that I might enjoy better.

Attempted to read for the 2017 Romance Bingo, for the Second Chances square. I guess I'll have to find another book for that one.
Kathrynn
This is one of my favorite books. This is a stand alone read and there are two main stories going on here. One with Clare and her "friend" and the other develops with Sarah, Clare's younger sister, and her "friend."

Clare is a 40ish mom of a teenage son. The story begins with her having left her husband because of his numerous affairs. They still talk and he tries to talk her into returning (again), but she moves on with her life, meets someone else, etc.

I thought I saw how this was going and w
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Linda
NEVER TOO LATE is one of Robyn Carr's few books not related to any of her series. As she has done in other romances, the author weaves a few different story lines into the mix. If I could sum up this book in one word it would be 'relationships'.

First and foremost, it is about Clare Wilson. Found out again for the umpteenth time, her husband is cheating on her. They are currently separated, their son can't stand his own father and yet the miserable bas**rd wants his family back. Too little, too l
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Season
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was okay. I don't know if I just wasn't in the right frame of mind or what because I normally love everything Ms. Carr writes. I thought some of the characters were not developed enough and others, too much. Parts felt like they took forever to get through and others were rushed.
Laurie Carlson
5+ STARS!!!
This book is about three sisters, Clare, Maggie, and Sarah. We meet Clare first, and learn about her broken marriage, done by her multi-philandering now definitely soon to-be ex-husband. Clare’s mind is made up. She’s done giving him chances as he always wants her back, and for how long this time? This made it #4. She’s DONE! She’s leaving him!
One night when her to-be-ex was supposed to be out of town, she stops at her house where she used to live with her then husband so she could p
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Rachel
*This review does not contain any spoilers*

I enjoyed this book and liked how it followed the lives of several characters who were finding themselves.

There were a few surprising twists and turns in the storyline, but some parts were too cliché and unconvincing, which spoiled it.
KAS
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading a book by Robyn Carr and was completely drawn in from page one. I love her style of writing and down to earth characters. The story centers around Clare, an almost 40 year old wife, mother, sister and daughter, who is sucker punched twice, both emotionally and physically. Her husband has cheated on her once again and then she finds herself lucky to be alive after a horrific car collision, which takes months to recover from.

Finally Clare decides the time has come f
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Darcy
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2012
This was a fun book about Clare whose life has been crumbling for years, but finally there are a couple of events that push her over the edge to take control of her life.

I really liked that Clare used the accident to do things that she should have years ago. She didn't just make those changes over night, but slowly acknowledged what needed to be done and did it.

I really liked her first romance, I wanted it to work out and when Clare decided to end it I was mad at her, until I saw how things wo
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Dee
Two-haiku review:

Her husband cheated
She leaves him, finds two new guys
Can she love again?

Story of sisters
Three of them, each with issues
Love can overcome
Leona
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
Definitely well worth the investment of time. Robyn Carr knows how to weave a great story.
Vi ~ Inkvotary
Inkvotary
Sometimes you just enjoy a novel for the pleasure of reading.

I had no expectations when I asked for this book. And the cover was no reason to want it. A bit too kitschy for my taste though I love flowers.

Clare is done with her marriage when she finds her still husband in a very compromising situation. Only he thinks otherwise. And when destiny hits her hard and very cruel, Clare knows that she´s given the one in a lifetime chance to change something. She files for divorce gets back on
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Bev Walkling
3.5 stars rounded up to 4

This is a stand-alone novel by Robyn Carr about a woman who has chosen to leave her husband after he has cheated once more after a long series of such episodes. When she catches him once again in bed with someone else, Claire heads out, gets pulled over by the police, then drives off only to have her car hit in a terrible accident that leaves her in hospital with a lengthy rehab awaiting her. The accident was witnessed by the policeman who had pulled her over and he stay
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Pam Nelson
I enjoyed this story, if you know me then you know when we get more than one HEA I am over the moon so when I was listening and realize we were going to get 3 HEA’s in 1 I was ecstatic!

One of the reasons I love Robyn Carr so much is her ability to tell us heartwarming stories that leave you with your heart happy and a smile on your face.

Each sister has to find their journey and we are along for the ride. I just enjoyed the comradery between all the characters. I think the Lawyer sister is my f
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Lorelei's
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly had an amazing time listening to the audiobook of NEVER TOO LATE by Robyn Carr. I listened to the story in two days and loved every minute. This one was definitely a page turner from beginning to end. It’s a story about three sisters, Claire, Maggie, and Sarah. There’s divorce, a troubled marriage and teen issues. I laughed out loud, held my breath and swooned many times. I loved the characters and felt for the women and the issues they were going through. The McCarthy sisters have a bea ...more
Dee Ownbey
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I really enjoyed this book. Very well written and I love that it didn’t just focus on a main character but went off into the other characters.
Kathryn
Jul 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Never Too Late by Robyn Carr is the story of three sisters and second chances. Clare the middle sister, has finally had it with her husband Roger, he has cheated on her once too often. In spite of repeated assurances that he is getting counselling nothing seems to change. Sarah, the youngest, has let herself go and has thrown herself into her art and work. Yet when she sees Clare with Sam, a young police officer - about ten years younger than Clare, something is triggered within her and she surp ...more
Rachel Brand
3.5 out of 5 stars.

Clare Wilson has given her husband numerous second chances over the years. She's forgiven his many affairs in the hope that keeping her marriage intact is the best thing for their teenage son. But when she's in a near-fatal car accident following a run-in with her husband and another woman, she decides that she's had enough. Her brush with death convinces her to make a clean break from her philandering husband. Clare has a long road to recovery ahead of her—both in her persona
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Marlene
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

There’s something about Never Too Late that makes it seem like a precursor for the utterly marvelous Four Friends.

I say precursor because Never Too Late was originally published in 2006, and is being reissued in the wake of Four Friends’ success.

Instead of four friends, Never Too Late features three sisters. Clare, Maggie and Sarah have each come to a crossroads in their lives, and are in different places but possibly the same set of ruts. Then Clare has a
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Julia Christina Dewolf
What a cheesy predictable book. I would have stopped listening if I do that, but instead just listened on higher speed. I’ve listened to Carr’s books before and they are normally and easy read but nothing amazing. This one was full of soft porn scenes as it described in detail each of the sister’s love affairs. I felt like I was reading a food with a naked guy with long hair on the front.
About a women who’s about to be divorced, (from a guy who can’t stop cheating on her, who she has a 15 year
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Jane
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: robyn-carr
Three sisters are at a crossroad in life. Clare has been married to a serial cheater and has to decide if this is how she wants to live the rest of her life. Maggie is married but feels a rift between her and her husband growing wide. She wants to find a way to bring them back together. Sarah hasn't been the same since her mother passed away. Before her passing Sarah was the wild child. Now she is hiding behind baggy clothes, no makeup and unkempt hair.

How are these three sisters going to go thr
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KathyB
This isn't Robyn Carr's best novel, but I found it entertaining. The story is a standalone novel featuring three sisters, they are all pretty likable with interesting lives and families. Each is facing different issues which are fleshed out well. The highlight for me was the loving and supportive relationship between Clare, Maggie and Sarah. They're not only sisters but great friends.

Overall this was a decent listen even though there wasn't much conflict. The romance elements were nice and not
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Jocelyne
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author was recommended to me. I listened to this book via audiobook. It was 10 hours in length. At hour 8 it got kind of spicy, so I fast forwarded through those parts as I wanted to know what the ending was. It was a really cute storyline, minus the spicy parts. Thank heavens I could fast forward! Not sure if I will read another book by this author for fear of having to do that again. And in my personal opinion, a great storyline doesn't need that.
Kathryn
Listened to this over several days. It was pretty good. Not quite as good as her Virgin River books, but I enjoyed it. I don't think the story will stick with me in the long run, though. But I did enjoy the story. Things weren't exactly how I was hoping, but I see why she did what she did. I think it could have been better if she gave each of the sisters, their own book.
Maggie Shanley
I admit that when George says on page 313, "We never apologize for new life. It's our sweet compensation for losing the ones we love." I cried! This story was rather predictable and a tad slower than I wanted but it was sweet.
Carol Stanley-Snow
I needed this book! A really good womens book. After the heavy reading....a good beach read!!

I need to read more Robyn Carr!!
Marci Bolden
Light, easy read about a woman putting her life back together post-divorce.
Joy H.
Added October 26, 2019.
Published April 25th 2006 by Mira Books
Narrated by: Therese Plummer

This is a light romance, a welcome break from the dark books which are on the market nowadays.

This book kept my attention all the way to the end. 5 stars.
Dawn
For Clare Wilson, leaving her cheating husband was the next step in a new life. Except she has left the bum more times than she can count and always took him back. But this time she is firm- No more heartache and tears for this serial cheater. Then a car accident leaves Clare reeling, her life turned upside down and more. Before she always thought she was the dutiful daughter and wife but now, after this near fatal accident, Clare finds she has the power to take back her life and decide what pat ...more
Madison ✨
This book was just okay for me. It follows Clare, a 40 year old mother who has been married for just about 20 years. Her husband is a serial cheater and she has finally decided to get a divorce after being confronted with his infidelity for too many times. After moving out with her son, Clare stops by her old house to pick up some kitchen supplies and finds her soon to be ex-husband in bed with another woman. While knowing that he is unfaithful, having it shoved in her face still is upsetting an ...more
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