Book Spotlight: The First Husband by Laura Dave & Giveaway (US Only)

April 21st, 2012

Wow, another week gone by in a flash!  Today I’m spotlighting The First Husband by Laura Dave in celebration of the paperback release on April 24/12.  I wish I had the time to read this one right now because it sounds good and exactly like something I would enjoy.  So, for now I’m going to share what the book is about with you, a bit about the author, and then a giveaway!



About The First Husband by Laura Dave

THE FIRST HUSBAND, from author Laura Dave whose novels have been optioned for film by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, explores how we choose our partners and whether we can trust that choice once we’ve made it. In preparation for writing the book Dave interviewed countless subjects, from psychologists to the people next door, about the new nature of commitment and the best indicators that a marriage is going to work.

Annie Adams finally had her life on track: her blossoming career allowed her to travel the globe, and she had a comfortable home in Los Angeles with her live-in boyfriend, Nick, solid friends, and a great dog. Out of nowhere, Nick takes advice from a life coach and tells Annie he needs a break and moves out. A few days after Nick’s untimely exit, Annie drags herself to a local restaurant where she meets a chef, Griffin , the sort of man she never thought she’d fall for. Three months later, Griffin asks Annie to marry him and start a new life together in rural Massachusetts —forcing Annie to ask the question: can we start our lives again?

With THE FIRST HUSBAND, Laura Dave delivers a deeply honest, funny and wise story about a woman torn between her husband and the love of her life.

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About Laura Dave

Laura Dave was born in New York City in 1977 and grew up in Westchester County. She attended The University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BA in English, and The University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA. While in school, Laura received several awards for her writing including The AWP Intro Award in Short Fiction.

Laura is the author of the acclaimed novels “The Divorce Party” and “London is the Best City in America.” In addition to writing books, Laura has also worked steadily as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Self, Modern Bride, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine, and The New York Observer, as well as on NPR’s All Things Considered.

In 2008, Cosmopolitan Magazine named Laura a “Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year”, calling her “an inspiration” to young women.

Laura lives in southern California, where she is at work on a new novel.

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I have 2 copies of The First Husband by Laura Dave to share with my readers.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • For 2 entries, follow my blog.  If you already do, thanks, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you.
  • For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
  • For 4 entries, follow me on Networked Blogs.  Click here to be taken directly there.  Log in to your Facebook account and click follow.

This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Saturday, May 5/12.  Good luck

70 Comments to “Book Spotlight: The First Husband by Laura Dave & Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. DarcyO says:

    This one sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance!

  2. DarcyO says:

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  3. Liz says:

    Please enter my name.

  4. debbie says:

    I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.

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  6. Tanya Quilts in CO says:

    I have heard great things about this one…I also follow your blog!

  7. Linda Kish says:

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  8. Linda Kish says:

    I can see this being made into a movie already. Sounds interesting. Count me in, please.

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  9. Anne says:

    Thanks for this fascinating giveaway.

  10. Anne says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

  11. Ellie says:

    This would be enjoyable and unique reading. I subscribe via e-mail.

  12. pamela james says:

    I love to read books like this-especially in the summer!

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  13. pamela james says:

    email subscriber
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  14. Melissa B says:

    This book sounds like a very interesting story!
    Life has a way of changing plans.. =)

    I would love to read it, thanks so much for the giveaway!

  15. pamela james says:

    networked blogs subscriber
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  16. Melissa B says:

    Im a email subscriber, thanks!

  17. karenk says:

    thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

  18. karenk says:

    i’m a follower :)

  19. Mary Ann Woods says:

    Love the cover of this book. It also sounds like it would be interesting to someone with some years on them, like me. Thanks for offering it! I follow you via email and by networked blogs.

  20. Carol Wong says:

    I wanted this book so much when it was a hardback and never won it, couldn’t afford to buy it so I am thrilled that it is now out in paperback. It is a very interesting idea to explore and the author brings in humor which I love. Want to read this book!


  21. Carol Wong says:

    +2 I am a long time follower of your blog.


  22. Carol Wong says:

    I tweeted:


  23. Carol Wong says:

    +4 I follow you on Networked Blogs as Carol Naomi Wong.


  24. Margie says:

    This one sounds intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Margie says:

    -follow by email subscription

  26. Margie says:

    Networked Blogs follower

  27. Ann says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I follow by email.

  28. Patricia N says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a good read.
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  29. Patricia N says:

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  30. Patricia N says:

    I’m following via Networked Blogs as Patti Mercier Nicklas
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  31. Lisa Garrett says:

    I have never heard of this book but it sounds great. I would like to add it to my “beach” books.

  32. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via GFC and email.

  33. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via networked blogs.

  34. holdenj says:

    I’ve been reading about this title since it was out in hardcover, glad to see it’s in pb now! Would love to win! Thanks!

  35. holdenj says:

    I am a follower!

  36. Georgette C says:

    I would like to be entered into the giveaway.
    Thank you!

  37. Georgette C says:

    I follow GFC- Georgette C.

    thanks again

  38. Carl says:

    Finally, the truth about blurbing. I’ve wondered how famous authors ever got their own books written when they are so busy reading and promoting other people’s. Please enter my name for a chance to win a copy of this book.

    I do follow this blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

    I tweeted about the giveaway:!/carlrscott/status/193820959763988480

    I follow on Networked Blogs as well.

    That’s all the possible entries. Thanks!

  39. bn100 says:

    This sounds like a fun book.

  40. bn100 says:

    I follow the blog.

  41. amandasue says:

    I’d love a chance to read this book thanks!

  42. amandasue says:

    Follower thanks!

  43. Shannon says:

    Thanks for sharing this book on your blog. I have added it to my TBR list.

    I follow your blog.

    I tweeted about the spotlight:!/ggjunk/status/193870381893955586

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  44. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    Mary sent me her copy so don’t enter me….can’t wait to read it!

  45. Janine says:

    Looks like a great book! Thank you. Love this blog.


  46. Bridget O'Neill says:

    I’ve heard great reviews on this book, I would love to win it!

    I’m a follower.

  47. Sounds interesting! I am a new follower both through google friends and networked blogs.
    Do I need separate comments for these?

  48. I’ll just do two more comments – new follower

  49. following through networked blogs

  50. Bookworm says:

    This sounds cute Dar. I hope that if you do get to read it, you enjoy it :)

  51. Emily Drake says:

    Please enter me! :-)

  52. Emily Drake says:

    I follow via Google Reader

  53. Karen B says:

    This sounds like a great summer read!

  54. Karen B says:

    Follow by email subscription.

  55. Karen B says:

    Follow on Networked blogs.

  56. I have been wanting to read this, for forever – thanks for the chance to win it!

    I am a GFC follower and a Networked blog follower.

  57. Jenners says:

    I was drawn to the cover of this one!! Glad to read what it is about.

  58. Anita Yancey says:

    Sounds like an interesting book, I would love to read it and find out what choice Annie makes. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  59. Anita Yancey says:

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  60. Anita Yancey says:

    Tweeted the giveaway.
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  61. Anita Yancey says:

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  62. Maureen says:

    It looks like a good story.
    I follow on GFC
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  63. This seems like a phenomenal read – one that explores relationships, and how we choose them for ourselves, in a beautiful manner. I love novels that explore such dimensions. Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful novel :)

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  64. I’m a GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~

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  65. I tweeted the giveaway:!/inluvwithbookz/status/198856903193923585

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  66. I’m a Networked Blogs Follower: Hira Hasnain

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