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Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Review - Elizabeth The First Wife by Lian Dolan

About The Book:

Elizabeth Lancaster, an English professor at Pasadena City College, finds her perfectly dull but perfectly orchestrated life upended one summer by three men: her movie-star ex-husband, a charming political operative, and William Shakespeare. Until now, she’d been content living in the shadow of her high-profile and highly accomplished family.

Then her college boyfriend and one-time husband of seventeen months, A-list action star FX Fahey, shows up with a job offer that she can’t resist, and Elizabeth’s life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. She’s off to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the summer to make sure FX doesn’t humiliate himself in an avant-garde production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

As she did so skillfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, which spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.

My Thoughts:

This is one of the most charming, fun-filled books that I've read this spring! 

The storyline is clever and intelligent, the characters are realistic and interesting, and the tale moves along fast, keeping the reader just captivated to the very end.  I loved how Dolan included a book within a book that carries the story along as well.  Who knew Shakespeare could be so much fun?

If you are looking for a fun book to enjoy over the long weekend or a great beach read, check out "Elizabeth The First Wife."  I guarantee you'll be glad you did!

About The Author:

Lian Dolan is also the co-author of The Satellite Sisters' Uncommon Senses. As part of the Satellite Sisters, Lian and her four sisters found national acclaim first on NPR, then on ABC Radio and XM Satellite Radio. She also creates the popular podcast and blog Chaos Chronicles.

Read her popular blog: www.chaoschronicles.com
Listen to the latest Satellite Sisters podcast: www.satellitesisters.com/newstalklaughs
Follow Lian Dolan on Twitter @liandolan or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lian.dolan
My thanks to Wunderkind PR for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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