Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Julie's Review: The First Husband

Summary: 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.A wry observer of modern love, Laura Dave "steers clear of easy answers to explore the romantic choices we make" (USA Today). Her third novel is packed with humor, empathy, and psychological insight about the power of love and

Review: The First Husband is the consummate summer read. I read it in less than 24 hours total. It is witty, sentimental and touching. Having said that, Annie is someone like I would have told very bluntly to get her shit together. She's always running from something: bad childhood, relationships, etc. When Nick ends their 5 year relationship, she happens to meet Griffin. Theirs is an easy courtship followed by a not so easy beginning to their marriage.

Annie deals with the problems like she always has, she runs. This time she runs to a "ready made life". Who wants a ready made life? Wouldn't you rather live your own? Annie discovers that somethings are worth running towards and not from them.

If you are looking for a vacation, pool or beach read, then pick up the The First Husband.

Final Take: 3.75/5




Anonymous ,  August 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM  

I read her first book and really liked it. This one is waiting on my shelves.

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