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Claire Knows Best
Claire Everett is finally getting along with her kids, her ex-husband, and even his pregnant wife. Shes attending church and happily dating Greg, a cute widower. So why is her life suddenly out of control? While juggling the attentions of Greg, another man, and her kids, Claire discovers that her writing career may be cooling down. When panic attacks threaten to keep her h ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Faithwords
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I have enjoyed the 3 books in this Claire series. These are the first books of Tracey Bateman's that I have read. Very rarely do I get this excited about a certain author in particular ( except for the Fifty Shades series of course :). I think the biggest attraction was how relatable Tracey made the main character. I could definitely relate to an author who too is from the mid west!
What I learned from this book: That it's important to thoroughly read the back cover before you check a book out of the library. Oops. Christian Romance really isn't my genre, lol. That being said, this book is a fine example of the genre. It's got romance, it's got christianity. It's not particularly cleverly written and is a little formulaic, but I suspect that's par for the course in this kind of book, so I really can't complain.
I really enjoyed this one, perhaps more than the first. The first book I liked because of her parenting, quick wit and very real responses. This book reminded me how much people are put in our path for a reason. Sometimes we get to have them for a while and sometimes it is quick and it is up to us to learn and grow from the experiences we have with them. In the book Claire saves a man's life by giving CPR, her relationship with her ex-husband, while not healed, is in the beginning stages of forg ...more
I really, really enjoyed this book. I think the thing I like most about it is the protagonist. Claire is very relatable. She is trying to find herself, but at the same time trying to help everyone, which is something I really relate to. At the beginning of the book, she seems to have all the chaos in her life organized. Her four children: Ari, Tommy, Shawn and Jake are doing well. Her career as a writer of Christian romance novels is chugging along. She has made peace with her cheating ex-husban ...more
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