I just finished the 2nd book in the The Wildwater Walking Club and I…
Wait, let me back up. A few years ago (I just looked and it was 5 years ago, yikes), I was at the library and I saw Claire Cook’s Wallflower in Bloom on the shelf.
I picked it up simply because the cover was pretty. I didn’t recognize her name and I didn’t notice the little blurb that said that she was the author of a famous novel turned movie.
I loved the book. So what is the first thing that someone does when they read a book they love? They look to see if the author has any other books.
That’s when I face-palmed.
Claire Cook wrote Must Love Dogs! How is it possible that I didn’t recognize her name or manage to read any of her other books?
Well I don’t know, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I immediately devoured several of her books.
First of all, you need to know that Claire writes about reinvention. She writes about women that are trying to start over in life and find their passion. They are taking chances, doing things that are a bit outside the norm and stretching their bubble.
This was me when I found her books. I had just gone back to work and college full-time after staying at home with my children for 10, say it with me, TEN years.
And then in 2014, Claire published a nonfiction book, Never Too Late, Your Roadmap to Reinvention.If you find yourself in need of a change, this is your inspiration. She even has a Facebook group for this book and teaches a Reinvention class at Emory. I haven’t attended her class, but the Facebook group is full of supportive women and Claire is very active in the group.
Lets get back on track. Oh, see what I did there?
Over the weekend I read The Wildwater Walking Club, Back on Track and I liked it just as much, if not more than the first one.
Noreen, Rosie, and Tess are back and they are still muddling their way through the changes in their life. Noreen is still trying to find her path after a buyout at her previous company. Her boyfriend, Rick is in the same boat, but he’s having a harder time and dealing with it in a totally different way.
Noreen leaves for a trip overseas with her walking buddies and she finds herself along the way. I won’t say too much because I want you to enjoy the ride.
The imagery is amazing. I’m ready to book a river cruise in France! I just need to find friends like Noreen, Rosie, and Tess to travel with me.