Seven Year Switch
Author: Claire Cook
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Published Date: June 1st 2010
Jill is a single mother who’s a master of cultural etiquette with a flair for exotic cuisine. She has a beautiful 10-year old daughter and steady career as an advisor at Great Girlfriend Getaways, a fabulous no-boys-allowed travel agency, perfect for a woman now leading a no-boys-allowed lifestyle. She thinks she finally has her life together, and there’s even a cute, free-spirited bicycle entrepreneur in the picture. For once, the dust in Jill’s life is starting to settle. But when Seth, the deadbeat husband who abandoned Jill and her then three-year old daughter Anastasia for the Peace Corps, comes back into her life, Jill finds herself utterly furious – and flabbergasted. He’s interested in getting to know his daughter, who’s dreamt of having a father, and Jill is powerless to say no. A spunky, worldly Jill of All Trades who has mastered the art of communication can’t seem to hold herself together in front of him. And on top of that, Great Girlfriend Getaways might be up for sale. Jill must make a choice – not necessarily between the two men in her life, but between the woman she is and the woman she wants to be.
I was so excited when I received Seven Year Switch in the mail that I immediately began reading it, and I was not disappointed. The story resonated with me, and I was rooting for Jill.
Seven Year Switch is about a women Jill who is raising her daughter by herself ever since her husband up and left them seven years ago. In the midst of two jobs, raising her now 10 yr old, and a flirting with a possible love interest her ex husband’s reemerges wanting his family back. Seven Year Switch is about forgiveness, and moving on. Author Claire Cook really created a great realistic women who is trying to accept what she has been dealt. I was willing Jill to make the right decisions, wanting her to be strong, yet, I understood the push and pull she was feeling. Here is her chance to give her daughter what she wants and at the same time having a chance for a life she always wanted, and thought she would have when she married.
Seven Year Switch is a story of hope, and Jill emerges as a independent women who’s grown from her experiences instead of letting them take her down. I really enjoyed this book, it is the perfect beach read.
Received this copy from the publisher for honest review