Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track by Claire Cook

We have all been there in our lives, struggling to find our own purpose, in Claire Cook’s most recent book, The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track, the gals from the Wildwater Walking Club help each other through their own struggles.  Noreen, Tess and Rosie hold each other accountable and encourage each other.  They are the kind of friends that everyone needs in their life. 
 The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track shares the power of friends and the need to go beyond your comfort zone, but it does so in a light-hearted and fun way.  Claire Cook is the master of reinvention and in this book she once again shows us why she earned that title.  The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track is the continuing story of Noreen, Tess and Rosie who are neighbors that have banded together through their daily walks.  In her usual sassy and casual style, Claire Cook makes reading feel like a chat with your best girl friends. 

 Each chapter starts with Noreen’s daily step count, and those of us sporting our own fitbit can relate to that daily goal.  As Noreen, Tess and Rosie ‘step’ their way across Europe, they remind us of the importance of having goals, making a plan to get there, and most of all enjoying time with good friends along the way.

 With vivid descriptions of the ship and each stop along the way, readers will feel like they are on a river cruise themselves.  Noreen, Tess and Rosie share a love of lavender and readers can almost smell the lavender as they read descriptions of the lush lavender fields in France.  Cook also incudes practical tips and recipes at then end of several chapters so readers can recreate them and share in the magic of lavender for themselves. 

 Part escape, part self-help guide, and all fun – this book is a great way to vicariously travel with Noreen and her friends and perhaps help readers find their purpose too. 

I highly recommend this book to everyone who could use some positive motivation in his or her life.

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