Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review: Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever by Claire Cook

What do you do when your favorite author personally asks you to review her newest book - you say YES, of course.  I feel so honored and excited to share my latest book review, Must Love Dogs 4 - Bark and Roll Forever by Claire Cook.  If you are not familiar with Claire Cook, she is a best-selling author who writes stories about reinvention, something she knows a great deal about.  Claire wrote her very first novel in her minivan at 45 years old, and by age 50 she was walking the Red Carpet in Hollywood as her book "Must Love Dogs" was turned into a major motion picture.  As a midlife author, I have found Claire's story to be very inspirational, but more than that I just love her friendly and genuine personality.  It is my pleasure to share my review of Claire's latest work.  If you have not checked out the entire Must Love Dogs series, I promise you will love all of them!

Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll ForeverMust Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever by Claire Cook
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claire Cook has done it again. Must Love Dogs 4 - Bark and Roll Forever is another fun visit with the irrepressible Sarah Hurilhy and her family. Sarah is such a wonderful main character, with all of her quirks and personality flaws, she is so likable and real. In this book Sarah and John have made plans to move in together, but the challenge is finding the right place, and they are quietly trying to have a baby together. As they begin their search, Sarah's ex-husband's new wife manages to push her way into the process by finding buyers for Sarah's current place. Time is running out, and with very few options open, Sarah and John decide to move in with Sarah's dad temporarily. The usual Hurlihy family hijinks include Sarah's dad being involved with a group of women who run the "Bark and Roll Forever" dog-walking business.

Sarah is consumed with self-doubt that she has waited too long to begin trying to have a baby, so naturally she is surrounded by pregnancy, from her co-worker at the preschool to her very own niece. Even her ex-husband's new wife is expecting.

Bark and Roll forever is like a visit with some cherished old friends. Claire Cook does an amazing job of keeping the story fresh and interesting, while staying true to the Hurilhy family charm. You can't help rooting for Sarah and John, and cheering along with them once they finally find a solution to their housing dilemma.

You will want to add this book to your list of beach reads for the summer!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review

View all my reviews

The Must Love Dogs series
Must Love Dogs (#1) 
Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life (#2) 
Must Love Dogs: Fetch You Later (#3) 
Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever (#4) 


  1. I had not heard of this series so I appreciate you sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 6/7/15

    1. Thanks so much Heather - Claire Cook is such a great author and these books are a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog