First the much-loved USA Today bestselling novel.
Then the big screen romantic comedy movie adaptation starring Diane Lane and John Cusack.
Now MUST LOVE DOGS is a series!
"Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring and fun. Barely 40 DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs."
Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy consists of juggling her job as a preschool teacher and the demands of her interfering family. Then her bossy big sister decides to place a personal ad for her, and the wild ride begins.
Sarah is about to meet her first date in more than a decade. She is scanning her neighborhood café for the man with a yellow rose. And find him she does, but he's the last person on the planet she expects to see . . . .
Claire Cook gives us a contemporary Everywoman in a big, rollicking south-of-Boston Irish family. Hilarious missteps abound. Sarah's widowed father, Billy Hurlihy, with six adult kids, is seeing at least two women--that they know of. And he and Sarah aren't the only Hurlihys with romantic challenges. Her brother, Michael, for one, has a rocky marriage that Mother Teresa, his Saint Bernard, just may put over the edge.
With self-deprecating humor and a laugh-out-loud look at the way we life now, including shar-pei/Labrador crosses and a transgenerational body-piercing experience, Must Love Dogs, is a hilarious, heartwarming novel for women who've been there--a wry, funny, clever romp about dating and riotous family life.
"A hilariously original tale about dating and its place in a modern woman's life." -BookPage
"Cook dishes up plenty of charm." -San Francisco Chronicle
"[A] laugh-out-loud novel, a light and lively read for anyone who has tried to re-enter the dating scene or tried to `fix up' somebody else." -Boston Herald
"Claire Cook's "Must Love Dogs," a book that's got more giggles than soda bread has raisins." -Hartford Courant
"[A] tart slice-of-the-single-life...breezy first-person narration...fast-paced" -Publishers Weekly
"If Must Love Dogs is any indication of her talents, readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come." -The Washington Post
"Claire Cook's characters aren't rich or glamorous-- they're physically imperfect, emotionally insecure, and deeply familiar. Must Love Dogs is a sweet, funny novel about first dates and second chances." -Tom Perrotta
"This story is so delicious, so funny, so warm, that one engages on the first page and still wants more on the last. A truly joyful read." -Jeanne Ray
"Reading Claire Cook's Must Love Dogs is like sitting down with a close friend - a really entertaining close friend. Its heroine will strike a familiar chord in any woman who's been through a divorce, dusted herself off, and ventured back into the dating jungle. Funny and quirky and honest." -Jane Heller
"Reading Must Love Dogs is like having lunch with your best friend - fun, breezy and full of laughs." - Lorna Landvik