This novel is by the best-selling author of Must Love Dogs, a fun chick lit book that was made into a movie. Now, Cook has returned with another romantic comedy that explores a single woman who has been unlucky in love so far.
Ginger Walsh is a single 41-year-old woman who is living back at home with her quirky family in the FROG, a.k.a. the Finished Room Over Garage. She hopes to finally find fulfillment in her life by working as a sea glass artist, but instead she finds herself babysitting her sister’s kids and wasting time with her handsome artist boyfriend Noah, who, as luck would have it, has commitment issues.
Ginger’s older sister Geri starts to get anxious about her upcoming 50th birthday. Meanwhile, Ginger’s parents decide to sell their house, and Geri’s second grader Riley is cast with a small role in a horror movie that is being filmed in their New England town. While Ginger is watching Riley on the movie set, she bumps into a charming gaffer who may just make her forget about her emotionally distant boyfriend altogether.
If you want to know why this book works as a summer beach read, it’s because the plot is just interesting enough to keep the pages turning. Cook is a witty writer that spins a classic romantic tale that most women can relate to – especially if you’ve dealt with your share of failed relationships.