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Never Too Late by Robyn Carr

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Robyn Carr’s Never Too Late is a stand-alone romance about three sisters finding themselves again after each take a few emotional tumbles. The story opens with Clare – the middle sister – finally finding her backbone and kicking out her long-time cheating husband. Instead of giving in to the fear that has governed her, she steps out on her own. This is helped by the fact that on the night she discovers him cheating for the final time, she is in a massive car accident. This provides clarity – now that she almost died, she’s willing to not waste any more time on that looser.

The cop who helps her that night, a younger man named Sam, pursues her a bit and they have a brief fling before Claire realizes that Sam is not her man and instead starts a thing with a man from her past.

The younger sister, Sarah, instead sets her sights on Sam. After a diagnosis of clinical depression in her early 20s, Sarah’s had a hard time getting back into her own skin. The promise and hope of Sam helps her find her center and their HEA is a bit saccharine, but still sweet.

Maggie, the oldest sister, is in a seemingly wonderful marriage with two teenage daughters. The only problem is that no matter what she tries, her husband seems wholly uninterested in sex with her! Her daughters are driving her nuts as they are finding themselves and she’s starting to feel a little bit alone in the world.

This is a sweet book – typical of Carr’s writing. If you like gentle romances where the stakes are not too high but the endings still satisfying, give this book a go with a nice glass of chardonnay.

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Further Reading:

  • One of the ways Claire gets back on her feet is to get into flipping houses. Read more about it here.
  • Some of this story takes place surrounding football – not enough to call it a sports romance, but it’s there. If you like high school football and have never watched Friday Night Lightsrun – do not walk – to your closest Netflix enabled device and fire it up. Hell, even if you hate football do that. The show is the best depiction of small town America, marriage, Texas, adolescence, high school, etc., there’s probably ever been.
  • HuffPo’s recommended list of novels about women post-divorce

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I got this book from my mom, who read it and thought I’d enjoy it. She was correct and now the book has gone on to the Better World Books donation bin in my town. 

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