June 19, 2013

Time Flies by Claire Cook

Time Flies by Claire Cook is a novel that has a heartfelt story at the center with memorable characters that come to life through the pages. It is a humorous look at how life can go, and what a high school reunion can resurface in people.

Book Description
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 if she’ll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future . . . until her highway driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.

Time Flies is an epic trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship that explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears . . . so you can start living your future.” – Time Flies

My Thoughts
Time Flies is a book that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster right along with the characters. Melanie is rightfully hurt after her husband leaves her, and quite literally chainsaws their bed after he leaves. Having the tools (and knowing how to use them) surely helped with this, and she seizes the moment to use the springs in a project. It is a humorous, yet very real look at this character and her journey.

Claire Cook writes in a fun to read style that makes it easy for the reader to get lost in. You can start reading one of her novels only expecting to read a few chapters, and get sucked into reading half the book without even noticing how late it is in real life. This book is no exception, so be prepared to read this for hours before putting it down. I really enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Time Flies, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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