Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Seven Year Switch, Claire Cook ~ Book Review
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Claire Cook's Seven Year Switch to review recently, and I really do mean lucky!
And of course, it's another case of my receiving a book that I just happen to have a copy of another book by this author upstairs waiting to be read. [In this case, Life's a Beach is in my TBR pile.]
Anyway, Seven Year Switch was fantastic. I read it in under 48 hours. I couldn't put it down. Jill was great. I loved her. She was strong, powerful and an incredible mother. I wanted to be her friend. I wanted to empower her. And I sometimes wanted to give her a swift kick where the sun don't shine.
But most of all I really liked her.
The relationship between Jill and her ten-year-old daughter was well developed, and when Jill's ex returned to step into their lives, I loved how she initially responded. But then I truly loved how she opened herself up for her daughter's sake. It was real, and helped me know her better.
Claire Cook put some twists in that were slightly surprising, although somewhat predictable as the story progressed. I enjoyed watching Jill develop as her relationship with Billy developed, and her strange friendships with Cynthia, and even Joni (her boss).
Seven Year Switch is a great beach read, from start to finish you'll enjoy this story, 100%!
** I was not compensated in any way for this review. I did receive a copy of this book from the publicist to facilitate my review. There are affiliate links in this post! **