Friday, September 23, 2011

THE FIRST HUSBAND by LAURA DAVE

The winner of The First Husband is:
MamamicheleTN
Congratulations!
Please email me your full name and address at stephanieelliot@gmail.com so I can send you your book!




The First Husband
By Laura Dave

*this is #4 of four books in a row I'm blasting to you this week in the Fall Fab Book Giveaway- 
be sure to enter them all!

This one is a repeat, but it's sooo worth it to have Laura Dave back in the line-up with her fabulous novel, The First Husband! I absolutely love Laura, and when I do meet her in real life someday, I'm going to give her the biggest hug in the world. She has been so helpful to me in my own efforts to get published and I can't tell you all how wonderful of a person she is aside from being an incredible author. Truly one of my faves!

So, here is the review I shared with readers back in March for her third novel, The First Husband, offering it here again for you guys.

Laura Dave has done it again with her third novel, The First Husband. Readers will fall in love with travel writer, Annie Adams, who is unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend Nick of five years and now doesn’t quite know where to call home.

Her rebound guy quickly becomes the real deal, and Annie’s First Husband. Griffin is caring, selfless, compassionate, and only wants practically everything good for Annie. She follows him to rural Massachusetts to open his restaurant where she is thrown into a world she is completely unfamiliar with. Griffin’s brother Jesse, his ex-girlfriend Gia, and his overbearing mother all play intricate parts in making Annie wonder if her very real love for Griffin is enough to make her marriage work.

When Nick comes back into Annie’s life, realizing he has always loved Annie, and a new job offer surfaces, she’s even more confused. How can Annie figure out where home is for her, and what will she do to find the comfort she so desperately needs?

Laura’s writing is so genuine and rich; her characters are real and sweet. The men – I’ve always loved the men in her stories! And what I love about The First Husband is that I found myself wondering all through the book, “Who is Annie going to end up with?” And I think whoever she chose, I would have been happy with her decision, because first and foremost, I knew that whatever Annie was going to do, she was going to take care of her own happiness before choosing to be with the absolute perfect man for her.


Here's my question for you to enter to win Laura's The First Husband: What celebrity do you think makes a great first husband? I'm going to say Ben Affleck or Vince Vaughn. And I know some of you are going to have your own answers and I'm going to be like, "Oh YEAH! That guy too!" So go ahead, and tell me who you think and you'll be entered to win Laura Dave's The First Husband!

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Check previous book features to see who the winner is -- that's how you'll find out if you've won or not, and you can still enter if there's not a winner's name posted on the top and highlighted! I usually choose a winner for each book anywhere from 3-7 days after I post a feature!

Thanks for checking out the Fall Fab Giveaway – we’ve got TONS more books coming your way through mid-October and then. I'll be featuring 2-3 each week. At the end of ALL the individual books featured and given away, one or two lucky winners will win the WHOLE batch of the books.

If you’ve got particular questions on how the Giveaway works, check the ORIGINAL POST HERE, or feel free to email me! Thanks!

Good luck everyone! And I really enjoy your comments too!

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115 comments:

MonaLisa said...

Matt Damon.

Bev V said...

Mark Harmon

Erin G said...

John Krasinski

Ally said...

I'm a big fan of the Hughs (Jackman, Laurie, or Grant). If we could waive the whole American citizen requirement I think any of them would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

Would I be considered old if I said Harrison Ford?

-Donna W.

Bee said...

Is it too nerdy to say Wil Wheaton?

krstrpp said...

Ryan Reynolds gets my vote. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

LizzybethDJ said...

Do I have to pick just one? Shemar Moore or Christopher Meloni...Im' not picky, I'll take either one!

Nanette said...

Tom Hanks is the first one that came to my mind! :) Nan

robynn78 said...

mmm.... Gary Allan... if you don't know him look him up! Country Artist, but so doesnt apprear to be, and he has this raspy voice... yummm.

Katie said...

Shemar Moore or Ashton Kutcher

Katie in Indy

Lilianarenee said...

I'm on the same page as LizzyBethDJ. I love Shemar Moore and Christopher Meloni! But Ryan Mathews tops my list and hes not really a celebrity (yet).

Emma S. said...

I'm going against the grain and picking some celebrity chefs. How about Rocco Dispirito, Curtis Stone or even Tom Colicchio.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Maks from Dancing with the Stars. So gorgeous, I think I could forgive anything for a while!
qweska8402

Crystal said...

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE!!!

He still has time! I'm not getting married till next year! (I've also considered inviting him to the wedding...as my date. LOL! so he has one last chance to speak up!) ;)

JT: if you're reading this, CALL ME! :)

crystal717

absolutahnie said...

jason stratham

CAnative said...

Robert Downey Jr.

Nicole

Liz said...

Maksim Chmerovwhatever from Dancing with the Stars is at the very top of my celebrity exemption list!!!

Susan said...

Jason Statham! Somethin' about him.

Love that guy!

ncsuloges said...

I really liked this book!
Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee
Hotness plus free baseball tickets. Yes please!

lynnbelo said...

The perfect first husband...hmmm. Kevin Peirera from G4's Attack of the Show. He would be super fun, probably great in bed, make gorgeous kids, but in the end there's probably a little too much crazy and/or immaturity under the surface. :)

After that, you could take your gorgeous kids and find a mature, stable, and wonderful man! :)

Melissa said...

Ben Affleck. -Melissa Rem

Casey said...

I'm still obsessed with the royal wedding. Prince William would be the perfect first husband. I'd settle for Prince Harry, too. That way Kate and I would be in-laws!!!

BrendaL71 said...

Will Smith

Krystal said...

You may think I'm crazy, but I love Andy Samberg!

kndyer

kimmy25 said...

Timothy Olyphant

Melissa said...

Matt Damon for sure. Love.

-tmd636

Jenn3128 said...

Great question for a Friday!!

Mark Walhberg would make an excellent first husband...now I'm off to go daydream!

Lauren Louise said...

John Krasinski

Neckmeat said...

Mark Ruffalo! :) <3

Twins + 1 said...

Adam Levine of Maroon 5!!

Lizett34 said...

Dave Annable

MamamicheleTN said...

George Clooney! MMmmmmmmmmmmm

Megan said...

Matthew McConaughey
ID: eloisepeaches

Carie Casey said...

John Mayer, he could sing and play his guitar for me and write lots of songs about me (sigh)

Margaret said...

Gerad Butler for me!

Margaret(singitm)
singitm@hotmail.com

cindy r said...

Leo dc cindyinmiami writeoncindy@yahoo.com

Jeffie T said...

George Strait. Or perhaps James Roday.

Kirsten Howland said...

Jon Bon Jovi

susieqlaw said...

Harry Connick, Jr.

Jezebel's Mama said...

Can't think of any better than Matt Damon, I'm gonna try all day and wish I had included a name or two! Thanks for the daydreams!!

Cheryl said...

Hugh Jackman

BethC said...

Ryan Gosseling!

faithspage said...

Mr Big, have no clue what his real name is! But I think he is so dreamy. And the James Bond guy, the blonde.

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Books & Reviews said...

Nick Lachey. He is pretty low key and sexy!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Justin Timberlake

Bridget said...

L L Cool J. Hear he has four kids, and seems like a nice guy, not to mention that he is easy on the eyes!
Iambtinrb

Karie said...

Ooohhh love MonaLisa's choice - Matt Damon! I would also say Bradley Cooper cuz he's such a hottie - but haven't appreciated his choice in dates so I have to question his taste. LOL

keltban said...

Ryan Gosseling...Love him!!

Jezebel's Mama said...

Can't think of anyone better than Matt Damon!!

Amy Goddard said...

Ryan Gosling

Amy Goddard

Christine said...

Brian Williams! Smart, Funny and Handsome!

Kristi said...

Sam Elliot. I like older men.

kswederski said...

Mark Harmon!

Thanks for the giveaway!

kayswederski@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Definitely Tim McGraw, and not just a "first" husband, an "anytime" husband lol.

amyrbromberg(at)gmail(dot)com

EKB said...

ooohh John Krasinski (Jim from the Office) SWOOON!!!!

StereoQueenBee said...

Matt Damon for sure.

queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Ben Affleck!

Tiffany Drew said...

Ben Affleck gets my vote too, yum!

Anonymous said...

Chris O'Donnell!

Colbey J

Joani 15 said...

Adam Sandler

Dani In Chicago said...

adam sandler or justin timberlake!

ludy2288 said...

ryan gosling or harry connick jr

Hally said...

Umm..is it weird to say George Clooney?

Jeryl M. said...

Greg Kinnear.

Janet said...

Someone else said Christopher Meloni, but I have to go with him. I also would not mind being the first wife of the soap opera actor, Michael Easton. Unfortunately, both Christopher and Michael are happily married.

IandSsmom said...

I'll pick Paul Walker! I just love him to pieces!! :)

Joelle said...

Matthew McConaugha (sp). meow...

EBrowning said...

I'd say one of the Ryan's...Goslin, Reynolds, or Phillippe would work for me! ;)

michelle m! said...

Mr. McDreamy- Patrick Dempsey

your invisible pixie said...

John Krasinski! or Ryan Gosling. Or Hugh Dancy.

Amy R. said...

Michael C. Hall from Dexter!

Read Baby Read said...

I think Seal would be a great first husband. If he can charm the likes of Heidi Klum, he must be a winner. :)

Christina said...

Matt Damon...love him.

I won this book in your last giveaway so pick someone else but I wanted to get my name on here anyway! :)

ChristinaL

A.C. said...

Colin Farrell or Jason Statham.

TaraUB said...

Jake Gylenhall. Not even sure if I spelled that correctly. I'd obviously keep my own name. TaraUB in IN

Dolly said...

Edward Norton - what a sweetheart!


jcsites2002 at hotmail dot com

kathygold9778 said...

My first instinct was Matt Damon...and I see many others had the same thought. :)

kathygold9778

Kimmi said...

Clooney. Clooney's a good first anything.

Emily said...
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Emily said...

John Krasinski or Ben Affleck for sure. Or Casey Affleck, since I love him and I think Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are adorable together and wouldn't want to break that up.

Emily116

Philly said...

Ohhhh I'm not sure... There have been so many celebrity crushes throughout my life.... I think, currently, I would have to choose Ryan Reynolds..

Carly said...

Colin Firth

(I have this books thanks to Manic)

Carly H

Melissa said...

i'm in this adoring jason segel phase, thanks to "how i met your mother." if he's anything in person like he is on the show, he'd be great.

melissa a from clc

Amanda Leigh said...

Jimmy Fallon

Kelly said...

John krasinski

Kristen said...

John Krasinski!

Kristi said...

Clive Owen

I've already read this book (bought it after the last giveaway) and it is fantastic! So please don't enter me in the drawing for this one but definitely let my entry count for the big drawing at the end!

Kristi Hooke

Ronit said...

I vote for Ben Affleck too!

TinaPow said...

Hmmmm, I will have to go with Ryan Gosling

Denise said...

Jake Gyllenhaal

Leah B said...

Hmm.. this is a tough one. Maybe Jimmy Fallon? It would have to be someone that could make me laugh!

buttah said...

Matthew McConnehay (sp?)

Bernadette7 said...

I'm going to have to second the Justin Timberlake...and I had the pleasure of reading this book last month and absolutely loved it. I would love to win and re-read or circulate to my fellow book loving ladies (i.e. my six sisters...soon to add 3 sister in laws to that too...whoosh)

Terri said...

Ben Affleck would definitely be a sexy choice, but Matt Damon seems like a more stable one. I'd settle for either...ha!

Terri M.

Anonymous said...

Mark Valley - jillfay

Natalie M. in VA said...

I would say Jon Bon Jovi (love love him) - he is the screensaver on my work computer. :) OR Chris Cooley, who super cute and is the tight end for the Washington Redskins, the team of which I am a diehard fan.

Sherry said...

Ryan Gosseling

Sherry V

Coleen said...

orlando bloom

Krissy said...

Will Smith.

DaphneSFL said...

Nick Lachey. I've been watching "Newlyweds" again after many years, and I have decided that Jessica Sumpson made the biggest mistake of her life when she cheated on him...errr, I mean since she decided to amicably end their marriage. Yep, that's what I mean. He's funny, loving, supportive, hot, and quite handy around the house. And, hello, he's so romantic!

Leslie said...

Ryan Reynolds definitely! LeslieGC

Margie said...

I'd vote for Mstt Damon.

Lorena Bathey said...

Josh Duhamel or Gerard Butler. Does it help that I have the hots for both of them???

Lorena

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Sorry I deleted the last post of mine so I could enter my email address.

Mark Consuelos. Kelly Ripa's husband! He seems so sweet and he is so sexy. Plus he's a neat freak so you'd never have to clean!

-Jessica M.
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

Gerard Butler!

fourkidsmom4 said...

I am into Ryan Gosling at the moment. :)

fourkidsmom4@gmail.com
brenda bargenquast

Nancye said...

Ray Romano

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

The Poty's said...

Kenny Chesney

Jencey said...

John Krasinky

Homestead Jen said...

Hmmm. Johnny Depp. Always my main man

kwertz12 said...

I think I'd say...Zach Levi. Or Robert Downey Jr. Oh I love him...

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Tabatha said...

The chap is definitely just, and there is no doubt.