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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,007 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Cook Narrator: Janet Metzger Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As a professional home stager, Sandy Sullivan is an expert at transforming cluttered rooms into attractive houses ready for sale. If only reinventing her life were as easy as choosing the perfect paint color. She's eager to put her family's suburban Boston home on the market, to downsize, and to simplify her own life. But she must first deal with her foot-dragging husband and her grown son, who has moved back home after college to inhabit the basement bat cave. After reading them the riot act, Sandy takes a job staging a boutique hotel in Atlanta recently acquired by her best friend's boyfriend. The good news is that she can spend time with her recently married daughter, Shannon, in Atlanta. The bad news is that Shannon finds herself heading to Boston for job training, leaving Sandy and her southern son-in-law, Chance, as reluctant roommates. If that's not complicated enough, Sandy begins to suspect that her best friend's boyfriend may be seeing another woman on the side. Filled with characters who are fresh and original, yet recognizable enough to live in your neighborhood - plus plenty of great tips and tricks for fixing up houses, and lives - this is a wise and witty story of letting go and moving on. Best Staged Plans is Claire Cook at her most humorous and heartfelt.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 2/17/2014

    " I usually enjoy Clare Cook as a fun, light read that is humorous, a little snide, and well-written. This was disappointing; it didn't read as fluidly and wasn't as well thought out. Here's hoping her next book is better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Luann Schindler | 2/16/2014

    " OK, so the ending - a bit predictable, although I always had this feeling that it would go a different direction. But I like the voice. I like that she's sure, then uncertain. I like that she gives helpful hints, not just about home staging, but about general tidbits that can help a person in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mimi | 2/10/2014

    " Good but not her best effort. But I do love Claire Cook books. She is so real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terri | 2/1/2014

    " Enjoyed this story of a controlling woman and how, when she thinks she's had enough of her family, she runs off to a job in another city. The book did keep my interest, but it's not a real serious read and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. "

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About the Author
Author Claire Cook

Claire Cook is the bestselling author of Life’s a Beach, Multiple Choice, Ready to Fall, and Must Love Dogs, which became a major movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She has been a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is a member of the Cape Cod Writers’ Center faculty. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.