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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,939 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Cook Narrator: Kymberly Dakin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781482978650
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When Noreen takes a buyout and gets dumped by a boyfriend in one fell swoop, she finds herself with nothing but time to notice everything that’s missing in her life. Tess is the teacher next door, who thought she’d be spending the summer with her college-bound daughter, but now that daughter isn’t speaking to her. The Wildwater Walking Club is complete when they meet Rosie, the dutiful daughter who moved onto her parents’ lavender farm after her mother died—and dragged her family with her. 

As the Wildwater women walk and talk, and talk and walk, they tally their steps, share their secrets, and let life take them in some new and surprising directions. Throw in a road trip to Seattle for a lavender festival, a career coaching group filled with unemployed Boomers, a clothesline controversy that could only happen in the “burbs,” plenty of romantic twists and turns, and a quirky multigenerational cast of supporting characters, and the result is pure Claire Cook—fun, fast, and totally fabulous.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There’s plenty of laughs, anger, sorrow, and rage to keep the story moving along at a breezy pace; and all the subplots involving the multigenerational characters and their kooky suburban antics are tied up nicely.”

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  • Selected for the May 2009 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephenie | 2/20/2014

    " Not my favorite of Cook's books, but was a quick and easy read. Made me want to get out and start walking (which certainly isn't a bad thing.) I do, however, think she's written better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy S | 2/8/2014

    " This was a typical "beach" book. Quick read, fun characters, predictable plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/4/2014

    " An average book - though did make me want to dust off my pedometer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/27/2014

    " very funny. a fun read. The Sequim Lavender Festival makes an appearance. The three women friends complement each other well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/25/2014

    " Simple, entertaining novel about living life your way and friendships, all based around walking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 1/10/2014

    " I learned to love lavender. It was a very good book about women's friendships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Mcintosh | 1/5/2014

    " Very quick read. Inspiring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemarie | 1/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Mandeville | 1/2/2014

    " Cute story...easy read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 12/31/2013

    " Now I am obsessed with lavender. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty | 12/21/2013

    " Didn't enjoy; all about "walking and lavender"; thought it would be more about interplay with three women characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/20/2013

    " I have to admit that I chose this book because I was intrigued with the cover and the title. It was a fun read, about friendship, fitness, change, love, and travel! I would like to read more books by this author. She also wrote the book Must Love Dogs - I love that movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara Cain | 12/19/2013

    " Loved it! Very readable and realistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/18/2013

    " This was a good beach book. Not a lot of substance. Three women with very different lives and how they can become walking friends and still lead very separate lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AnnMarie | 12/10/2013

    " It was a cute read. I've enjoyed her other books more but it was a cute, quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Stetter | 10/26/2013

    " Funny! Would like to have these women as friends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 10/24/2013

    " This book was a quick read - It wasn't exactly what I expected - I wish the relationship between the three women would have been developed more in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jmcandy | 9/16/2013

    " Just a nice story of three new friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 6/15/2013

    " Real chick lit but really enjoyed this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/7/2013

    " Quick and easy read, but not really much of a story to it. I was more than halfway through and wondered when something was going to happen in the plot; until then it was all just setup. Pleasant enough for when you don't want to think too much about what you're reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/24/2013

    " This book was really good! Great book on friendships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 12/22/2012

    " Fun read about three ladies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 8/23/2012

    " This book made me want to run off to a lavender festival on the East Coast. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MJ | 8/14/2012

    " Very light, easy beach read......... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee kovalcik | 3/20/2012

    " This book was entertaining as they had the problems as many of us have. Great to read how they got thru it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Alessia | 2/12/2012

    " Very nice book. Makes you feel good about friendships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/17/2011

    " Easy summer read. Since I am new to using essential oils I enjoyed the lavender farms and lavender info! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 9/30/2011

    " Really enjoyed about this group of neighbors that get to know each other through a walking club after the main character takes a buy-out at work. Neat story of self discovery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karan | 6/30/2011

    " Great book about 3 women who start walking together and share their lives and problems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacia | 6/26/2011

    " Made me want to start a walking club! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 5/3/2011

    " This was a good beach book. Not a lot of substance. Three women with very different lives and how they can become walking friends and still lead very separate lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/11/2011

    " A fun, light read. The main character, Noreen, has just been downsized, and dumped by her boyfriend. So, she starts to walk. That leads to meeting 2 of her nieghbors,and the start of the walking club. This gives Noreen the chance to slow down, look at her life and figure what is important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/18/2011

    " sweet and enjoyable - a march break book. finished it in one day! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 3/13/2011

    " Awesome book couldn't put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/9/2011

    " This was fun and light. Made me want to grow lavender~ My sister read it and passed it on to me. The ladies in the book go to a lavender festival near Seattle and my sister said we should plan a trip to the festival as it really exists! Would give it 3-1/2 probably. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 2/17/2011

    " I loved this book. It makes me want to go walking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 2/14/2011

    " So far I am loving it! This is one of the most warm and wonderful stories I have read in a long time. I totally enjoyed it, and will be reading more of Ms. Cook! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/29/2011

    " it is charming it has wit about it and makes fill like going starting walking club by the beach. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Kymberly Dakin is a professional actress with over twenty years’ experience and has been a featured performer both on Broadway and in national tours. Kym has also played roles on The Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and All My Children, and has appeared on PAX-TV’s It’s a Miracle and on PBS’ Math Monsters.