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I am a huge Robyn Carr fan, which makes me feel guilty about writing a less-than-positive review of Never Too Late.
The huge negative factor for me was the main character Claire, who was a whimpy 39 year old woman. Claire stayed with husband Roger for 16 years, roughly 15 years after the 1st time he had cheated on her. When Claire finally filed for divorce after their 5th separation, she instantly has several men trying to date her...why? Martyrs just aren't that interesting.
Claire doesn't hold a fulltime job, refering to herself as a housewife, as if she was married to a building. Claire was an attractive, educated woman with a close family, a healthy teenage son and financial security, yet did almost nothing positive with her blessings. If she didn't need to earn a salary, at least she could have volunteered to help those less fortunate.
While I appeciated the message "it's never too late to improve your life", I didn't relate to Claire, although she almost got me when she started to rehab an old house. If Claire had stayed with Roger because she was hopelessly in love, financially dependent or needed help with childcare, it would have been somewhat understandable. Sadly, Claire just seemed too immature and lazy.
I did enjoy her sisters Maggie & Sarah, some humorous scenes, the perils of raising teens, the scenic small town setting and an excellent narration. The last half of the book got better and ended with a satisfying conclusion.
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What did you like most about Never Too Late?
This is a story about Clare finding life after divorce.
There are no major twists or page turners, just a very nicely written sorry about life. I was pleasantly surprised by the hot and steamy romantic acts.
Although Clare is the main character you also meet Maggie, and Sarah, Clare's sisters. Toward the end of the book the story is about all of the sisters lives not just Clare's, which I like in a book. The children in the book are endearing and funny.
As a writer I like the way the author described the love scenes, descriptive but not sleazy and you could really relate to how the characters lust. Fifty shades move over and all the men were hot and streamy.
Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances? How does this one compare?
The narrator Therese Plummer has a pleasant reading voice and I enjoyed the way she read the story.
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