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Never Too Late

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  4,217 ratings  ·  326 reviews
#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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Mira (first published April 25th 2006)
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Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, favorites
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
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.
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
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
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was about to give this book at least 4 stars. I love the first half of the book. About how Clare finally took charge of her life, and have three men pursuing her. The story was going really well there then.

However, I was really quite annoyed with the second half of the book, and especially the later chapters. I thought I would be reading more of Clare and how her romance with Pete would progress,since she was supposed to be the heroine in this book, but instead in the later part of the book, t
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.
Sugar Mami
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-audiobook
*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.
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, romance
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
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.
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
Ich habe lange gezögert, ob ich dieses Buch lesen möchte. Ich befürchtete eine etwas schnulzige und überdramatisierte Geschichte zwischen 3 Schwestern. Aber da wurde ich wirklich positiv überrascht. Es ist niemals kitschig, und alle Entscheidungen und Wendungen sind absolut nachvollziehbar und glaubhaft. Nichts passiert plötzlich sondern wurde realistisch 'aufgebaut' in der Geschichte.

An einer Stelle trifft Clare eine vielleicht etwas ungewöhnliche Entscheidung. (Ich an ihrer Stelle hätte wohl a
Vi ❤ 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 shes given the one in a lifetime chance to change something. She files for divorce gets back on
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
Eine Geschichte über drei völlig unterschiedliche Schwestern, über drei Mal Beziehungschaos und über die Tatsache, dass Liebe immer dort zuschlägt, wo man sie am wenigsten erwartet. Robyn Carr hat einen unglaublich emotionalen aber trotzdem lockeren, leichten Stil. Eine traumhafte Kulisse und eine gehörige Portion Wohlfühl-Atmosphäre runden diese Lektüre dann ab. Perfekt für heiße Sommertage auf dem Balkon, aber auch für gemütliche Abende vor dem Kamin. Rundum ein tolles Buch für zwischendurch. ...more
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
Joyce Kleine
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
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
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
Julia Dewolf
Feb 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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!!
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
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
Claire Gem
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had not read a Carr book in a while, having tired of the Virgin River series, where all the characters and the setting had become too familiar. But "Never Too Late" was a refreshing surprise, combining elements of both contemporary romance and women's fiction, perfectly.

This is basically a tale of three sisters who are all in their thirties and upward, all with their unique situations. Claire is about to turn forty and has finally decided to oust her cheating soon-to-be ex-husband out of her l
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Robyn Carr is a RITA® Award-winning, eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. The fourth novel, THE BEST OF US, in her fan-favorite Sullivan's Crossing Series was released in Jan. 2019. Robyn's new women's fiction novel THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND will be release in April 2019. Robyn is a recipient of the Roma ...more
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“Sarah, I’m going to take care of you whether you like it or not.” 3 likes
“It's very simple -- I got smacked up the side of the head and all your bullshit fell out and some sense seeped in.” 1 likes
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