Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



A high-spirited novel from the bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Life’s a Beach that will have you planning a girlfriend getaway in no time!

Just when Jill Murray’s finally figured out how to manage on her own, her ex-husband proves that he can’t even run away reliably. After seven long years missing in action, he’s back—crashing into the man-free existence Jill and her ten-year-old daughter have built so carefully. And what’s a good mother to do To a child, even a deadbeat dad is better than no dad at all.

Jill’s life just hasn’t turned out quite the way she planned. By now, she’d hoped to be jetting around the world as a high-end cultural coach. Instead, she’s answering phones for a local travel agency and teaching cooking classes at the community center.

Enter free-spirited entrepreneur Billy, who hires Jill as a consultant for an upcoming business trip. Is their relationship veering off in a new direction And what about her ex Jill couldn’t possibly still have feelings for him . . . could she? Suddenly, her no-boys-allowed life is anything but.

They say that every seven years you become a completely new person, but Jill isn’t sure she’s ready for the big change. It takes a Costa Rican getaway to help her make a choice—not so much between the two men in her life, but between the woman she is and the one she wants to be.

About Claire Cook

See more books from this Author
Claire Cook wrote her first novel in her minivan when she was forty-five. At fifty, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is the bestselling author of eight other novels and divides her time between the suburbs of Atlanta and Boston. Visit
Published May 25, 2010 by Hachette Books. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Seven Year Switch

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Another female-empowering, feel-good novel from Cook, who in this seventh outing (The Wildwater Walking Club, 2009, etc.) cautions against the return of the bad husband.

Jan 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Seven Year Switch


In Seven Year Switch, Claire Cook really makes the reader care about Jill, a single mom.

May 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Seven Year Switch

Reader Rating for Seven Year Switch

An aggregated and normalized score based on 215 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review