Claire Cook is the best-selling author of the novels The Wildwater Walking Club, Summer Blowout, Life's A Beach, Must Love Dogs, Ready to Fall, and Multiple Choice. Formerly a teacher of physical fitness and creative writing, she has also had stints as a copywriter, radio continuity director, garden designer, dance and aerobics choreographer. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, often called the Irish Riviera, with her family.
“[A] lively, warm-hearted look at changing courses mid-life.”
Just when she’s finally figured out how to manage on her own, Jill Murray’s ex-husband, Seth, is back —crashing into the man-free existence Jill and her ten-year-old daughter, Anastasia, have built so carefully. Jill’s life just hasn’t turned out quite the way she’d planned. By now, she’d hoped to be jetting around the world as a high-end cultural coach. Instead, she’s answering phones for a local travel agency and teaching cooking classes at the community center. Enter free-spirited entrepreneur Billy who hires Jill as a consultant for an upcoming business trip. Suddenly, her no-boys-allowed life is anything but.
They say that every seven years you become a completely new person, but Jill isn’t sure she’s ready to make the leap. It takes a Costa Rican getaway to help her make a choice—not so much between the two men in her life, but between the woman she is and the woman she wants to be.