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The Wildwater Walking Club

Step by Step: Book 3 of The Wildwater Walking Club series

Claire Cook


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/30/2009)
Paperback (2/19/2015)
MP3 CD (5/1/2009)
Compact Disc (5/1/2009)
Paperback (4/20/2010)
Compact Disc (5/1/2009)

May 2009 Indie Next List

“Summer is coming and so is a new, hilarious book by Claire Cook. The Wildwater Walking Club follows 32 days in the lives of three neighboring women who come together for fellowship and understanding as they set their pedometers for their daily walks. Cook once again blends familiar and serious issues with her keen sense of humor to serve up a treat for her vast legion of fans.”
— Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
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#1 Amazon Bestseller in Walking

"As with the other books in The Wildwater Walking Club series, Step by Step is a wonderful ode to reinvention, to new beginnings, and to friendship more resilient than the rubber sole on a walking shoe. I loved every minute of it."-Book Perfume

Instead of focusing on actually finding some health coach clients, Noreen is dividing her time between sabotaging her relationship with Rick and disaster-fantasizing about ending up living in a tent by the side of the road. Tess is ready to downsize, but can she really figure out how to move on and live small? Rosie is completely overwhelmed with life on the lavender farm, and it doesn't help matters that Rosie's dad and Noreen's mom are conducting most of their romantic interludes at her house.

They thought they'd have their lives all figured out by now. But change is blowing in along with the crisp fall air, and they're finding out that life for 40-to-forever women is not for sissies. Hitting the road again might be just what The Wildwater Walking Club needs.

Join Noreen, Tess and Rosie as they walk and talk, talk and walk, share their secrets, and learn to take it step by step. You'll be lacing up your own sneakers in no time

"The Wildwater Walking Club: Step by Step is a terrific character study, a lesson in the power of positive and honest self-reflection, and, of course, a wise and laugh-provoking look at our human foibles. Claire Cook strikes again."-Book Reporter

From the New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author of Must Love Dogs, made into a romantic comedy movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack and now a 7-book series.

"A great feel-good story."-Philadelphia Examiner

"Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women's fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations."- Shelf Awareness

"The Wildwater Walking Club is a quick smart read that will get you thinking about walking, friendship, and making time for the things you love."- BookReporter

"Cook's poignancy and sassy humor resonate with readers; her theme of reinvention uplifts and inspires." -Savannah Magazine

"Readers who enjoy a celebration of friendship will want to walk alongside the Wildwater trio."-Midwest Book Review

"A beach tote couldn't ask for more."- Kirkus

"Lively and inspiring "- Hartford Courant

"The women of The Wildwater Walking Club are a delightful trio, full of heart and determination. As they-literally-put one foot in front of the other, the three new friends find unlikely paths that point them toward more fulfilling lives. Their journey left me genuinely inspired."- Jean Reynolds Page

"Claire Cook has an original voice, sparkling style, and a window into family life that will make you laugh and cry."- Adriana Trigiani

"Charming, engagingly quirky, and full of fun, Claire Cook just gets it."- Meg Cabot

"Claire Cook infuses her novels with that sassy kind of offbeat humor that makes you giggle, shake your head, and then keep reading. And isn't that what you want a beach book to do?" -Florida Today

"Claire Cook is wicked good."- Jacquelyn Mitchard

"The Wildwater Walking Club reminds us of what's important in life-the joy of friendship, the power of a brisk walk, and of course the importance of a good book. I couldn't put it down."-Anisha Lakhani

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Marshbury Beach Books, 9781942671015, 290pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2020