The First Husband. Laura Dave. New York, New York: the Penguin Group
The First Husband by Laura Dave is an entertaining, thought provoking novel worthy of your beach reads list. Annie Adams thinks she has life pretty together, when her boyfriend of five years announces that he needs a break. Feeling lost and confused with how her life is going, her friend suggests she “ be the opposite of you”. A few days later, she wanders into a bar and meets Griffin, a charming chef. After a whrilwind romance, they marry and move across the country.
Then Nick returns and Annie is forced to look at where her choices have led her, and if this is the life she really wants. If you have ever loved and lost or questioned your own life choices, you will easliy relate to Annie. Love and relationships can be complicated and depressing, but The First Husband is a beautifully written, charming tale that will have you laughing and reflecing on the empowering message of truly finding yourself.
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