Novels

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"Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women's fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations." 

–Shelf Awareness

"The exuberant and charming Claire Cook is one of the sassiest and funniest creators of contemporary women’s fiction.”    -The Times-Picayune

“laugh-out-loud” - Good Housekeeping

“gleefully quirky” - Redbook 

“Midlife love, laughter...and self-discovery...Goes down as easy as it sounds.” - People magazine

“As refreshing as an icy drink on a sultry day.” - Family Circle

“Readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come.” - Washington Post

“Nobody does the easy-breezy beach read with a lighter hand than Claire Cook.” - Hartford Courant

“Cook has a gift for telling an entertaining and funny story that is light enough for a beach read, yet weighty enough to get under your skin and into your heart. Her characters are quirky and inconsistent, good-hearted folks who make mistakes and have regrets, but none of the damage is lasting. Love and forgiveness beat out hate and revenge.” -Patriot Ledger 

“Cook’s ability to make families foibles ring true -- and funny -- ensures a delightful read.” - Library Journal 

“Claire Cook infuses her novels with that sassy kind of off-beat humor that makes you giggle, shake your head, and then keep reading. And isn’t that what you want a beach book to do?” - Florida Today

“Funny and pitch perfect.” - Chicago Tribune

“Her quirky voice and sense of humor are as strong as ever.” -The Orlando Sentinel 

“A beach tote couldn’t ask for more.” -Kirkus

“Cook's characters are delightful and quirky, and the storyline is fast paced and lively with just the right touch of humor and romance.” - Fresh Fiction

"Claire Cook is wicked good."- Jacquelyn Mitchard

 "Claire Cook just gets it." - Meg Cabot

 "Claire Cook's characters aren't rich or glamorous -- they're physically imperfect, emotionally insecure, and deeply familiar." - Tom Perrotta

"Claire Cook has an original voice, sparkling style, and a window into family life that will make you laugh and cry.                - Adriana Trigiani

“Claire Cook...is a master in creating funny, warm relatable characters you root for from the very first page.” - Allison Winn Scotch

“Reading Claire Cook might be the most fun you have all summer.” - Elin Hilderbrand

“Claire Cook’s inimitable warm and witty style. Tender, touching and terribly, terribly funny."  - Mary Kay Andrews