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Grand Central Station

5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved this story and have placed it in my books

By Kim B. January 15, 2018
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I loved this story and have placed it in my books to read again pile! A must read and a great laugh that entertains the whole way through.

The details the author provides really brought out the places and characters making each feel real and lovable. I could feel as if I was part of the story the whole time. Her telling of the story really drew me in, and I just couldn’t put this book down until the very end.

This book really had me from the moment that Noah brought home Gracie and their relationship began. I laughed and cried this story and really fell in love with the main characters. This was a must-read book that I could not put down. I really enjoyed how real she made the characters and that you are able to sympathize with their lives.

Grand Central Station

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great story well presented.
By Jimmy Ray January 15, 2018
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This is a fun and well written story. The story focus on Noah and His life as a happy bachelor while his mother is always trying to set him up. As the story develops, Gracie walks into his life and attempts to find him a perfect match. The author has a well written story with well developed characters and story line. A fun and enjoyable read that helps you escape from the everyday stress of life and take a great journey with the characters as they come to life. 

5.0 out of 5 stars  HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER
There was a beautiful, white-and-caramel Cavalier King Charles spaniel looking at him.
By Grady Harp January 6, 2018
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Chicago author Marsha Casper Cook is also a screenwriter and radio show personality on Blog Talk Radio discussing writing, publishing and advocating October Breast Cancer Awareness. Her novels include romance, adventure, inspirational books, fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories.

Marsha knows how to build credible characters and prepare her reader with a grounded platform that seems so real that the comedy she is about to launch gives us the comfort to laugh at our own similarities and foibles. We first meet bachelor Noah Myers – ‘Noah glanced over toward his phone, deciding whether he should answer it. It was his mother. If he didn’t answer, she would keep calling until he did. So, rather than wait for seven more calls, he answered. “Hey, right on time. Just about to order a beef sandwich in your honor.” “Frank’s?” she asked. “Is there another place? Who do you miss more, Frank’s or me?” Rosalyn laughed in her hearty way. “Frank’s, of course. Love those beef sandwiches. Wish he’d open in Florida.” “That’s never going to happen. He loves cold weather. Chicago’s the place for him.” “Not for me. I love the sunshine. I don’t miss the bad weather; I just miss you.” “Okay, I know why you called, Mom. It was last night’s date. Am I right?” Rosalyn paused before answering. “Are you mad?” “Nope, I’m not. Should be, but I’m used to it. She’s engaged and getting married in six months. Really, Mom?” “I’m so sorry. I should have come clean. Ruthie Mankowitz was hoping for a miracle. She doesn’t like her granddaughter’s pick, and wanted her to marry a doctor. Who knew?” Noah laughed. “Apparently, she did. Madeline Mankowitz is soon to be wed.” “Okay, no more fix-ups, except for the one on Saturday. Too late to stop the plan. I made a promise, so just do you mom a favor. Just one more.” “Can I take your word on this?” Rosalyn hated to lie to her son, so she changed the subject. “Vera and Essie say hello. And, just for the record, they made me promise no more fix-ups from sunny Florida on their watch. They told me you’ll find someone on you own. Handsome doctors always do.”

Marsha captures the essence of mother/son banter about matchmaking and our main character is adamant, but then Marsha introduces a twist that make this novel sing – ‘Confirmed bachelor Noah Meyers thinks living his life without a partner is just fine and manages to dodge his meddling mother’s repeated attempts to fix him up. When an adorable dog named Gracie finds her way into his life and decides to play matchmaker, Noah finds his carefully constructed world is turned upside down. Will Gracie complete her mission to finally find a fairy tale happy ending for Noah and ultimately help herself find happiness too?’

Gracie quickly becomes the main character of this charmer – a little King Charles spaniel who wants nothing more than to be the perfect matchmaker to find her new owner Noah he right girl. The addition of a little magic and manipulation of circumstances and Voila! A perfect ending to a fine love story (and love on many levels). Another delightful light romance from Marsha Casper Cook. Grady Harp, January 18

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Heartwarming and authentic.
By Carol A. Proesel January 13, 2018
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I could not put this down. The story is awesome and so realistic. Marsha clearly is a very good author as I have read her other books. This is a very heartwarming story. You will not be disappointed.

5.0 out of 5 stars... is not only a child psychologist but has three best sellers. Victoria Feingold is a mom to three ...

By Carol Flytheon October 30, 2017
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Grand Central Station focuses on Jack Winston who is not only a child psychologist but has three best sellers. Victoria Feingold is a mom to three and a pediatrician. Her mom happens to be a huge fan of Jack and one weekend in Vegas the two meet and have a wild time. They come back home to Chicago and once Jack meets Victoria’s children, mom and sister in law he realizes he may not be prepared to live in a full house type situation. Honestly it’s understandable. I live in a quiet house even with my one kid and her house sounds like pure chaos most of the time.

However, these two characters not only can be pretty funny but they are relatable and more than that they are memorable. I really enjoyed this book and I’ve recommended it to my mom because I know she too will enjoy how different of a story this one is.


5.0 out of 5 stars
If you are looking for a romantic comedy then this book was made for you
By Margot Guadalupeon November 5, 2017
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This is an amazing book for sure!! I loved every single part of it I just could not skip all those pages when they gave me a lot of entertainment. I am really into romantic stories, and this one gave me a lot of it and, a lot of fun. The plot was amazing and so the writing was as well, this one is a book that you usually want to read on a lazy afternoon when all you want to do is laugh a feel a little bit of love! I think the characters are just like anyone else with their own personalities, one of the things that I liked the most about the story is that it let us know (even when we already know it) that honesty means a lot when it comes to a relationship. If you are looking for a romantic comedy then this book was made for you!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

By Carol A. Proesel on January 31, 2016
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This is a very good book. Funny and sincere. Highly recommend. Good easy read.

5.0 out of 5 stars A FUN FILLED ROMANCE

By Amazon Customer on January 30, 2016
Format: Paperback Grand Central Station: Marsha Casper Cook
Some events happen for a reason. Some unions of two people are totally unexpected. This is a story of love, romance, understanding, trust and most of all family loyalties.

5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this funny story about life and relationship and I ...
By Friend of IDF on February 26, 2016
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I really enjoyed this funny story about life and relationship and I would like to see this as a movie. It would be a lot of fun.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Romantic Comedy!!
By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2016
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I really enjoyed Grand Central Station. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot. The story incorporated several significant lessons, such as the importance of maintaining honesty in every relationship. The fact that a gambling problem shattered a family is all too realistic, and the reader truly felt the depth of Victoria's pain. The story also emphasized the importance of a cohesive family unit, which added greater complexity. The idea of a communal living arrangement was especially heartening. The author successfully created a heartwarming story filled with comedy and romance. This would make a great movie!!

5.0 out of 5 stars “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schultz
By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 27, 2016
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Chicago author Marsha Casper Cook is also a screenwriter and radio show personality on Blog Talk Radio discussing writing, publishing and advocating October Breast Cancer Awareness. Her novels include fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories.

Marsha knows how to build credible characters and prepare her reader with a grounded platform that seems so real that the comedy she is about to launch gives us the comfort to laugh at our own similarities and foibles. We first meet an author Jack Winston – ‘It was one of the first serious snowfalls of the season, definitely not a night for a book signing. Doctor Jack Winston had been warned by others not to expect a crowd, but he still hoped for one. Born and raised in Chicago, he should have known better. After peeking inside the Maxwell Meyers bookstore and realizing the truth, Jack decided to walk around the block. He had felt very lucky to be able to talk about his book at one of Chicago’s finest bookstores. If an author had a successful signing at Maxwell Meyers, the book had a great chance of making it to the bestseller list.’

Allow two years to pass before we meet character 2 – Victoria Feingold – ‘Breakfast was not a pretty picture at the Feingold house. There was always so much going on that it could be very difficult to concentrate. Victoria Feingold sometimes referred to her household as “Grand Central Station,” because people were coming and going at all hours of the day. Despite the chaos, Victoria Feingold had a method to all the ongoing madness. She tried her best to ignore the noise, which was pretty easy for her because she was a pediatrician, and her office was loaded with crying kids all day long. Along with the crying came tantrums and vomiting.

4.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book. I loved all the humor
By JA Armstrong on May 6, 2016
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What a wonderful book. I loved al the humor, the family antics, the romance and the (mis) understandings. Take a lifelong Bachelor and pair him off with a woman who’s hands are more than just full, they are overflowing with commitments, family and pets and you get a hilarious yet charming romance that is all the more believable by the flaws in the characters portrayal. You won’t find perfection of character here, no, you get real people,……. and a talking dog?

Yup, honesty, trust, and humor are important in relationships and this book does well in highlighting that fact. The two main characters have to overcome some issues, personal and together and they are definitely made for one another. The ace is greatly suited to this novel, it doesn’t drag, nor does it race through and you find love and warmth on most pages. I truly enjoyed this book. If you are tired of the same old romances, then read this book, I think it is worth your while.

5.0 out of 5 stars If You're Looking for an Enjoyable Romantic Ready for the Weekend or Vacation...This is it!
By Marsha Allen on May 9, 2016
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Grand Central Station:Some Relationships are Just Meant to Be by Marsha Casper Cook is a hoot!! Lighthearted and fun to read, perfect for a Sunday afternoon or vacation read, this book is a zany look at what happens when 2 doctors marry and one (Jack) inherits the others (Victoria's) crazy household. How hard can it be to make a commitment to another when you fall in love? But how about when when that commitment will include an ex-husband, children and a talking dog? Read this book and find out the hilarious way it can happen!!

5.0 out of 5 stars This author had a great idea and nailed it!
By Sierra Klein on May 2, 2016
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A beautifully written story of luck, romance and trust. The story had humor and a great story line. You can't help but like the characters and humor isn't forced either. I enjoyed each character and their own stories. The author had a great idea and nailed it! I look forward to reading more from this author!



It's Never Too Late for Love

4.0 out of 5 stars Love is a wonderful thing, and you never know when love can ...
By Julius Z February 23, 2018
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‘Love is a wonderful thing, and you never know when love can happen, you just need to believe it will’
It’s very rare for me to find a book like this one and as you keep reading, there is a constant giggle that it just can’t stop. Stories like this are a reminder that no matter the age or the rough pass of time, love will still come to you, from one way or another, a mother, a relative or a close person to you will always care and get worried about you and as twisted as your life might be, there is a solution for that too.
I, honestly don’t have the words to express how much I love this book, especially because two months ago one of my beloved pet passed away and while reading this, I was remembering every moment of happiness I have with him, just because we have a language, can talk and complain it doesn’t mean dogs or animals in general don’t do that too, and considering the joy a pet brings to your life, it’s normal to suggest that this story happen to all of us in a daily basis.
No criticism, no suggestions, just buy and read this book, times are always difficult, no matter the perspective, but stories like this one can make everyone’s day a little bit better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, fun, and enjoyable.
By JoJo Maxson February 8, 2018
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The more Noah Meyers’ mother plays matchmaker the worse his blind dates end up. He knows she loves him but he doesn’t think he needs a wife at this time in his life. His practice in medicine keeps him busy and his work with special needs children make him happy; he doesn’t have time for a relationship. He does think adding a dog to his life will fill in those times he is lonely and bored at home. Gracie has a mission commissioned from up above to help Noah find the love that is right in front of him.
Annie has been Noah’s foundation while getting his business up and running. He relied on her for multiple tasks that only made her more valuable as an employee, but it took a dog for him to really look at the beautiful woman that had loved him for years.
A kink in the story could be the end of their blooming relationship before it really got started. Someone up above was looking out for several of the people in Noah’s life. Everyone deserves a fairy tale ending, and more than one couple receives one.

4.0 out of 5 stars Like a Hallmark movie
By Jen C. March 1, 2018
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Every now and then you need an easy-breezy comfort read – It’s Never Too Late for Love by Marsha Casper Cook is just that book. It is a predictable story, but the kind you still enjoy reading anyway because you enjoy the journey. For instance, you know just based off the title, that the main character will fall in love. But, you enjoy reading it and watching it happen.
In this book, it is easy to enjoy the journey because the characters are delightful. Noah, the main character, is constantly being set up by his mother. And, she just keeps getting it wrong. The bad set-ups make for entertaining stories that will make you laugh.
But, the true joy comes from the other main character, the dog, Gracie. Noah adopts Gracie, and Gracie has made it her mission to help him find love. And where does he find it? Right in front of him. Sound like a Hallmark movie? It reads like one too.

5.0 out of 5 stars who only wants to see her son happy and settled down
By JA Armstrong February 11, 2018
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Noah’s mom is a well-meaning woman, who only wants to see her son happy and settled down, with a lovely young woman, preferably with a few grandbabies on the way. If this doesn’t sound like most moms, than I have been in different circles. The characters in this book are fleshed out, well written and relatable. Even Gracie, the cute King Charles Spaniel, who in a twist becomes the main character, attempting to secure her own happiness by continuing the work that Noah’s mom has begun: setting him up to fall in love. There is a surprise twist that awaits Noah’s mom later on in the book. Something along the lines of “what comes around, goes around.” Funny, witty, heartfelt and inspiring, the love story has it all. You do not find this often anymore in love stories. It was sweet and a true pleasure to read. It did not feel sleazy but genuine.

5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this story and have placed it in my books ...
By Kim B January 15, 2018
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I loved this story and have placed it in my books to read again pile! A must read and a great laugh that entertains the whole way through. The details the author provides really brought out the places and characters making each feel real and lovable. I could feel as if I was part of the story the whole time. Her telling of the story really drew me in and I just couldn’t put this book down until the very end. This book really had me from the moment that Noah brought home Gracie and their relationship began. I laughed and cried this this story and really fell in love with the main characters. This was a must-read book that I could not put down. I really enjoyed how real she made the characters and that you are able to sympathize with their lives.

5.0 out of 5 stars Reads like an awesome Romantic Comedy...you will finish it in one sitting!
By Charles David Hanna February 25, 2018
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In this heartwarming, romantic, and humorous tale in the style of 21st century magical realism, Marsha Casper Cook introduces us to Noah, an eligible, single Chicago bachelor who seems to have no luck meeting the right woman, despite numerous matchmaking attempts by his overly involved, well meaning, but perhaps slightly neurotic, stereotypical snowbird mother. When Noah picks out Gracie from a local pet shop, events begin to unfold that lead him toward a romantic, happily-ever-after ending with the perfect woman who had been right under his nose all along.
Cook’s characters are compelling, the plot is engaging, and the pages fly. The story is almost Shakespearian in its various twists and turns, in the true sense of the words "Romantic Comedy." Far from presenting the clichéd sequence of events we would all expect from such a narrative of finding love in the big city, assisted by a magical, talking pet, Cook presents a fresh and believable cast of characters that pull us into their world. The book is also the perfect length for its genre, and will hold your attention in one sitting, much like a movie.
Cook’s writing also speaks to some themes of our generation, such as the late twenty-something or early thirty-something crowd looking for love and meaning, reconciliation with the past, and of course, our love of pets, especially dogs.
Highly recommend as a good read for anyone looking to enjoy a romantic comedy as they relax in the evening.