The First Husband: A Novel by Laura Dave

Title:  The First Husband: A Novel

Author:  Laura Dave

Genre:  Fiction

About:  Annie, a travel writer in her early 30s, returns home from a recent trip to find that her long-time boyfriend (the one she thought would eventually be her husband) has decided he needs a break from her. She’s not completely shocked by the bad news because she had just watched Roman Holiday and something bad always happens after she watches that movie. But she manages to move on each time. This time she moves into a completely unexpected relationship which takes her on a journey to figure out what or who she wants.

My thoughts:  At  244 pages The First Husband is a fast, funny, and heartfelt novel about the roads taken and sometimes not taken to find grown up love – the kind that lasts.

Laura Dave’s characters are charming and quirky and most seem to be on the same quest as Annie. There’s a lot of emotion packed into this story as it twists and turns its way to a satisfying conclusion.

The First Husband is one of those books that had me thinking about it long after I finished reading it – always a good sign.

Recommend?  Yes! Read it on the beach or your favorite backyard chair or in your house. Just read it!

Source:  Viking

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25 thoughts on “The First Husband: A Novel by Laura Dave

  1. This is the third (I think) review I’ve read of this book and they’ve all been positive. It sounds like a book I need to get. I wish they’d given it a better cover.

  2. All anyone has to do is say the work “quirky” when describing characters, and I’m all over it! I’ll add this book to my list. Thanks, Mary!

  3. I will read it!! Sounds like my type of book!! And it’s always a good sign when you still have a book on your mind days after finishing it!

  4. i’m so excited for this book! your review is the first one i’ve read for it and i’m glad to see you like it! can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one now.

  5. This sounds like a wonderful summer read. The storyline sounds wonderful and I love quirky, charming characters. I have had Laura Dave on my tbr list for too long as it is and this sounds like book I want to be sure to read!
    Thank you :o)

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