Thursday, May 12, 2011

The First Husband

As someone who reads more books in a year than some people read in a lifetime I have become more and more selective about which books I recommend to friends and family. If I recommend every book I enjoy I’m likely going to overwhelm people with my suggestions; now I only recommend the best, and even then I’m selective about what I recommend to whom. The First Husband, is one of those gems I’ve told everyone about.

Title: The First Husband
Author: Laura Dave
Publisher: Viking
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Pages: 256 (hardcover)
On Sale: May 12, 2011

Annie Adams is days away from her thirty-second birthday and thinks she has finally found some happiness. She visits the world's most interesting places for her syndicated travel column and she's happily cohabiting with her movie director boyfriend Nick in Los Angeles. But when Nick comes home from a meeting with his therapist (aka "futures counselor") and announces that he's taking a break from their relationship so he can pursue a woman from his past, the place Annie had come to call home is shattered. Reeling, Annie stumbles into her neighborhood bar and finds Griffin-a grounded, charming chef who seems to be everything Annie didn't know she was looking for. Within three months, Griffin is Annie's husband and Annie finds herself trying to restart her life in rural Massachusetts.

My Take:
Smart, funny, poignant and sweet; The First Husband is an insightful and heartfelt look into the quest of finding oneself, ones’ home, and The One.

I didn’t even know where to start with a review of this amazing novel; I couldn’t find a single word to fault. I enjoyed it so much, from the very first page, that before I was half way through I was telling every reader I know to put it on their own Must Read list. And, when I finished, I closed the book, held it tight, and told my husband that it wasn’t a good book, it was/is a great book. This is one you’re going to want on your bookshelf so order your copy today!

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