Time Flies

Time Flies Claire Cook
  • Title: Time Flies
  • Author: Claire Cook
  • ISBN: 9781451673678
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Time Flies Claire Cook Time Flies In this heartwarming novel from the bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Wallflower in Bloom a recently separated woman faces her highway driving phobia and takes a road trip with her best friend
    In this heartwarming novel from the bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Wallflower in Bloom, a recently separated woman faces her highway driving phobia and takes a road trip with her best friend to their high school reunion.Years ago, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of AtlantaIn this heartwarming novel from the bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Wallflower in Bloom, a recently separated woman faces her highway driving phobia and takes a road trip with her best friend to their high school reunion.Years ago, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta She s carved out a life as a successful metal sculptor, but when Kurt leaves her for another woman, having the tools to cut up their marriage bed is small consolation She s old enough to know that high school reunions are often a big disappointment, but when her best friend makes her buy a ticket and an old flame gets in touch to see whether she ll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future until her driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.Time Flies is an epic road trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship, and explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears so you can start living your future.
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    About Claire Cook


    1. 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 international bestselling author of 18 books If you have a buried dream, take it from me, it is NEVER too late I ve reinvented myself once again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series, writing my first nonfiction books, 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 might help you in yours I ve also become a reinvention speaker, so if know anyone who s looking for a fun and inspiring speaker, I hope you ll send them to ClaireCook speaking Thanks I was born in Virginia, and lived for many years in Scituate, Massachusetts, a beach town between Boston and Cape Cod My husband and I have recently moved to the suburbs of Atlanta to be closer to our two adult kids, who actually want us around again I have the world s most fabulous readers and I m forever grateful to all of you for giving me the gift of this career Midlife Rocks xxxxxClaireHANG OUT WITH ME ClaireCook newsletterFacebook ClaireCookauthorpageTwitter ClaireCookwritePinterest ClaireCookwriteInstagram ClaireCookwriteBe the first to find out when my next book comes out and stay in the loop for giveaways and insider excerpts clairecook newsletter


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    1. So grateful for these lovely pre pub reviews Like all of Claire Cook s exhuberant novels, TIME FLIES will make you laugh, make you cry, get you thinking and leave you with the feeling that the best part of your own life has only just begun Jill Miner, Saturn Booksellers n t let Claire Cook s humorous style fool you She is one heck of a writer with pitch perfect comedic timing and plenty of heart Trust your instincts, women everywhere, and read TIME FLIES Ellen Ward, Foxtale Book Shoppe This book [...]

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    2. I would like to preface this review by saying that I had no problem with the writing in this book The writing was stellar That being said, let s get on with this.The opening pages of Time Flies, by Claire Cook, held great promise, with the main character Melanie cutting up her marriage mattress Loved the potential there for a fast, fun read And when she and her friend B.J set out on a road trip, destination high school reunion, I was expecting all kinds of craziness But when Melanie turned into [...]

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    3. Enjoyed More upbeat and fun than some of these women s lit books, although I wish I d come across some using a trope other than long time husband lover does her wrong I m bored with that one And they all seem to have that basic plot This book had variety than just that, some themes accepting the past, moving forward, reconnecting with friends and family, trying new thingsSome random thoughts Glrghe thought of willingly and purposefully drinking all of those Tabs I d forgotten about it blocked t [...]

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    4. Yes, it s officially summer now because there is a new book by Claire Cook on our shelves Time Flies is a good one but aren t they all This time it deals with a divorced woman and single mother trying to make her way in the world with her metal sculptures She has two looming problems her fear of driving on highways, and her high school reunion This is a wonderful book about becoming yourself again, celebrating it, and flaunting it when you can I really identified with Melanie, and ended up doing [...]

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    5. Melanie, like a good wife, followed her husband as he moved to a job to further his career She uprooted her children and left the area where she grew up and called home Now years later, he has left her Her best friend tries to convince her to attend their high school reunion and she refuses until one day, flashes from the past and an email from a former classmate, who she once dated, has caused her to have second thoughts Now she is filled with dreams of the connection they will make on this spe [...]

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    6. I just finished Time Flies I am breathless What a fantastic journey CC took me on Fave read of 2013 so far I will write my complete review tomorrowTWO BEST FRIENDS, A HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, AND A ROLLICKING ROAD TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANEYEARS AGO, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta She s carved out a life as a successful metal sculptor, but when Kurt leaves her for another woman, having the tools to cut [...]

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    7. I am a big fan of Claire Cook, having enjoyed Wallflower in Bloom tremendously I was excited to get my hands on Time Flies and discovered that I had been looking forward to another book from her than I realized.I was not disappointed in the least.High school reunions are similar to dentist appointments in that we know we need to go get checked out, but we dread the process entailed Afterwards, though, we re glad we were cleansed.So it is for Melanie, who moved away from her small Massachusetts [...]

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    8. Originally reviewed at Novel EscapesI had high hopes for this novel and although there were aspects of Time Flies that I liked I found it slow and difficult to get attached to in the end.The main character, Mel, was undeveloped I didn t really feel for her and given that she d just been through a separation from her husband it could have been made of so we had that feeling of sympathy for her I loved her artistic sensibilities and the fabulous sculptures she made throughout the novel but that w [...]

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    9. Here s what The Literary Bookie has to say about Time Flies by Claire Cook FICTION CLOTH Summer approaches, the plovers are nesting, its time for a cozy summer read and no one out there dolls out the pick yourself up by your bootstraps with the help of a friend by your side and smell the sea air better than Cook Her recipe seems similar, two friends at a crossroads, an emotional train wreck up ahead and further up the road a life lesson learned The trick is each time out the author finds the uni [...]

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    10. I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Claire Cook s latest, and let me just say, it s terrific Melanie is lovable, and real, and silly someone I would like to be friends with She tells her story with heart and humor, and she exposes her vulnerability during a time when her life has been turned upside down TIME FLIES is a rollicking fun yet poignant novel that s sure to hit home with anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak, fought against a phobia, entertained a fantasy, or dared t [...]

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    11. I had never heard of Claire Cook before and couldn t wait to try one of her books when I found out she had penned the book of one of my favorite chick flicks, Must Love Dogs Well, color me just a wee bit disappointed I didn t get too far into this book when I just found it to be a little to silly ludicrous I just can t imagine a grown woman putting a pic of an old high school class mate on a mop and dancing around the room with it, let alone making out with it Even though the character was inebr [...]

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    12. My ThoughtsIn traditional Claire Cook style, this was light and funny along with some touching, insightful moments Two besties hook up for a HS reunion sharing their current lives while reminiscing about being teens I never could quite guess their ages, but with references to things like Bonne Bell, strawberry Lip Smackers, and songs like Van Morrison s Moondance or Joni Mitchell s The Circle Game I sure felt comfortable with the two ladies.Ms Cook is my go to author when I want something entert [...]

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    13. This author needs her own category of over the hill female bonding with a hint of romance If I weren t so fond of this author s early works Must Love Dogs and her follow up Multiple Choice, I think , I would have ditched her by now This book is not an completely unreadable account of a woman recently separated from her husband who goes to her high school reunion with her best friend from high school, it was just not that good.

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    14. Loved this book, perfect summer read BJ is the best friend we all want Like that there wasn t a storybook ending, but that it was believable and hopeful Characters were well drawn and the story was allowed to evolve and not end abruptly Read it, especially if you ve ever been on a South Shore of MA or Cape Cod beach, you ll be transported back in this book Enjoy

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    15. Loved this reunion and reinvention story Claire Cook totally gets it Time Flies is the perfect read for Boomers getting ready for those upcoming reunions.

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    16. This is a spunky and humorous book that is likely to appeal to women of all ages, but particularly to those who are in their mid life years Learning how to date again after years of a marriage that ends in a bitter divorce provides lots of comedy while still touching on the experiences many might feel as they start anew Texting and email were not around when these people started their dating lives in the 1970s, so there is much to adjust to and mess up In the midst of the humor, this novel never [...]

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    17. I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun reading a book This book totally entertained me from start to finish What s not to love about a road trip in a classic car with classic rock blasting away I didn t want it to end.I have to say I loved the quirky characters in the book They made me laugh out loud The book is written in first person in Melanie s POV I really liked her understated spunkiness From the time she cut up her marriage bed, I was a fan Her best friend, BJ, is her champion [...]

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    18. Vapid Insipid Plotless I am floored by the number of reviews that rank this as entertaining Honestly One big completely lackluster group of cliches in a row with about as much personality and character as a wet towel It was tritely insulting to a level at which i think it could be David Foster Wallaces next best satire if only it pushed a little harder that bad Jeez folks, I used to trust your reviews.

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    19. I love Claire Cook and this book was wonderful, the only disappointing point was that it ended because I wanted to continue to follow Mel and BJ even The characters were excellent and so relatable I found myself wanting to learn metal working, or at least wanting to go out and buy some Tab Claire Cook is the master of reinvention novels, she has such an easy style, with humor and just the right amount of drama, this was a fantastic summer read.

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    20. This is a perfect beach read Melanie has been transplanted from her life long home of Cape Cod to metro Atlanta where she is abandoned by her husband and suffers severe anxiety when faced with crazy highway traffic She is coaxed into attending her high school reunion with her best friend and learns that the past sometimes should stay in the past Claire Cook makes you feel like she s your best friend telling you her hilarious stories.

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    21. Claire Cook is one of my favorite authors so I couldn t wait to get my hands on her newest novel And it didn t let me down I love how her characters are the same mid life age as me I can totally relate to their flashbacks and current concerns Two women who have been best friends since high school embark on a road trip to their high school reunion their antics along the way are hysterical with a lot of sage wisdom thrown in A delightful read that will bring a smile to your face.

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    22. Perfect book if you want to smile laugh and sing This book is so much fun especially if you remember drinking Tab Lots of music, Massachusetts and childhood teen memories Funny laugh out loud lines and scenes about a cheating husband, a high school reunion, and girls pretending to be wild over 40 Loved the music and movie references.

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    23. Ugh these two women are much too whiny and phobic for me What is supposed to be a fun beach weekend and class reunion, turns into the biggest Debbie Downer you can possibly imagine If these two were my friends, I send them packing and find some new girlfriends to spend the weekend with It took lots of willpower to actually finish this one

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    24. The Best High School Reunion Evah may or may not be funbut this book is an enjoyable confection of friendship, nostalgia and hope For those of a certain age, the details makeup brands, songs, fads etc will bring back those high school years enough Now I don t need to go to my reunion Not that I had any intention of it This is definitely fun.

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    25. Because Claire Cook is a local author, I enjoy her references to local places and lore I thought I even knew who she might be referencing when she described an extensive shoulder to shoulder tattoo necklace but probably not The many passages about metal sculpture finding ideas, constructing big pieces, making them work, was one of my favorite parts of the book.

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    26. Really like 3.5 stars This was cute Fluffy Fast Total mindless beach read, and people who are somewhat older than I am will love all the nostalgic references The whole Fawn side plot line was boring filler.

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    27. As an artist and a woman, the heroine in this book speaks to me on so many levels Claire just gets it when it comes to getting to the heart when she tells a story I don t recommend letting one Summer go by without one of her books to read on the beach.

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    28. This is my literal beach read Claire has not surprisingly hit the nail on the head with this spot on novel Time Flies touches on female insecurities in self, friendship, career, and relationships at the time we think about them most a class reunion with humor and accuracy.

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    29. I really, really liked it A fun summer read Takes place on the South Shore with reference to Minot s Light can totally picture the area since I grew up about 1 2 an hour away spent many a time at the lighthouse at Scituate Light out on the jetty Enjoyable read

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    30. Took every ounce of strength to finish this book I was only able to because I was camping and needed something to read I was skipping paragraphs at a time to complete it Don t bother.

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