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About Laura Dave
Laura Dave is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He told Me, Eight Hundred Grapes and other novels. Her work has been published in thirty-two countries and five of her novels, including The Last Thing He Told Me, have been optioned for film and television. She resides in Santa Monica.
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A “gripping” (Entertainment Weekly) mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.
As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared.
Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.
With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.
Heralded as “impossible to put down” (Elle), and named a Best Book of the Summer by Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, and Us Weekly, Eight Hundred Grapes is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect.
There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide… What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?
Georgia Ford, bride-to-be, hops in her car and drives through the night, from Los Angeles to Sonoma, to her safe haven: her family, and the acclaimed family winery. Georgia craves the company of those who know her best, and whom she truly knows. Better yet, it’s the eve of the last harvest—the best time of the growing season, and Georgia knows she’ll find solace—and distraction—in the familiar rituals. But when Georgia arrives home, nothing is at all familiar. Her parents, her brothers, the family business, are all unrecognizable. It seems her fiancé isn’t the only one who’s been keeping secrets…
Eight Hundred Grapes is a story about the messy realities of family, the strength (and weaknesses) of romantic love, and the importance of finding a place to call home. “This winning tale will both satisfy on a literary level and encourage oenophiles to pour themselves a glass of a recent vintage to enjoy while reading; it’s a tasty treat for wine lovers and teetotalers alike” (Publishers Weekly). You won’t be able to put this “addictive” (Us Weekly) novel down.
Emmy Everett is reluctantly heading home to New York for her brother Josh’s wedding. She has spent the last three years in a fishing town in Rhode Island and, having little to show for it, she doesn’t particularly want to answer the questions she is sure to face about her (ex)-fiance, her (questionable) career choices, her (unknown) future. But she is still shocked when her typically resolute brother Josh confesses he is having doubts about his imminent marriage – and he asks Emmy the hardest question of all: what do I do now?
With seventy-two hours until the wedding, Emmy embarks with Josh on a road trip to help him find a mystery woman, and to answer some long overdue questions about who he wants to spend his life with. It isn’t only Josh who has some lessons to learn. Along the way, Emmy discovers some undeniable truths about what she wants from her own life; and she begins to realize that perhaps her own happy ending is not as far away as it seems.
A savvy, page-turning novel about a woman torn between her husband and the man she thought she'd marry by the author of the New York Times Bestseller and Reese's Book Club Pick, The Last Thing He Told Me
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 home.
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“A clever beach bag must-have” (People) from Laura Dave—the author of the “addictive” (Us Weekly) and critically acclaimed bestseller Eight Hundred Grapes—“a smart, fun read about trying to live an authentic life in the age of social media overload” (PopSugar).
Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light. Sunshine is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor. Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until she gets hacked.
When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses her husband, her show, the fans, and her apartment. She’s forced to return to the childhood home—and the estranged sister—she’s tried hard to forget. But what Sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life.
“A delightfully addictive page-turner” (WMagazine.com) that takes place in a world where celebrity is a careful construct, Hello, Sunshine is “wickedly funny and gorgeously entertaining…there is no chance you won’t consume this golden summer read in one sitting” (Redbook.com).
The second novel from Laura Dave, the acclaimed author of Eight Hundred Grapes and Hello Sunshine. In The Divorce Party, she captures a much-discussed cultural phenomenon that has never been profiled in fiction before-divorce celebrations-with her characteristic wit and warmth. Set in Hamptons high society, The Divorce Party features two women-one newly engaged and one at the end of her marriage-trying to answer the same question: when should you fight to save a relationship, and when should you let go?
An insightful and funny multi-generational story, this deeply moving novel is sure to touch anyone whose heart has weathered an unexpected storm.
Sunshine Mackenzie lebt ihren Traum! Mit ihrer YouTube-Kochshow und ihren Lifestyle-Büchern begeistert sie Millionen von Fans. Sie ist einfach die Person, mit der jeder gern befreundet wäre. Noch dazu hat sie ihren Traummann geheiratet, den Architekten Danny, der ihr treu bei allem zur Seite steht. Alles scheint perfekt, bis ausgerechnet an ihrem fünfunddreißigsten Geburtstag herauskommt, dass die hochgelobten Rezepte aus der Show gar nicht von ihr sind. Die Fans sind empört, und Sunshine sieht nur einen Ausweg: Sie verlässt New York, um in einem kleinen Küstenstädtchen noch einmal von vorn zu beginnen …
Ma stava vivendo una perfetta bugia.
È una sera come tante per Hannah Hall, quando all'improvviso sente suonare il campanello. Sulla soglia la aspetta una ragazzina sconosciuta che le porge un biglietto. E Hannah sa che, appena lo leggerà, la sua vita cambierà per sempre. Perché, in realtà, qualcosa di insolito quella sera c'è: Owen, l'uomo che ha sposato da poco più di un anno, per il quale si è trasferita da New York in una casa galleggiante nella baia di San Francisco, non è tornato dal lavoro e non risponde al telefono. Non è da lui. Su quel foglio, però, non c'è nessuna spiegazione. Solo una richiesta: Proteggila. Hannah capisce subito a chi si riferisce: all'altro grande amore di suo marito, la figlia sedicenne Bailey, che non sopporta quella donna arrivata a intromettersi tra lei e suo padre. Il muro di ostilità tra loro sembra insormontabile. E ora sono rimaste sole.
Quando, il giorno dopo, si diffonde la notizia dell'arresto del capo di Owen e alla casa galleggiante si presenta l'FBI, tutto si fa ancora più confuso. Solo una cosa è certa: Owen non è chi dice di essere. Ma dov'è finito? E da cosa deve essere protetta Bailey? A poco a poco, unendo gli indizi lasciati indietro da Owen, le due donne si renderanno conto che quello che stanno costruendo non è solo un misterioso passato, ma anche un nuovo futuro... che nessuna delle due avrebbe mai potuto immaginare.
Profondamente disorientata da questo abbandono così inatteso, Annie si trova costretta a vedere la sua vita con occhi diversi e quando, dopo poco, conosce del tutto casualmente Griffin, uno chef molto carino che lavora in un locale sulla spiaggia vicino a casa sua, senza pensarci troppo accetta di sposarlo, dopo soli tre mesi. Sarà davvero la persona giusta? Presto la loro vita in comune si rivela più complicata del previsto, e il sospetto di aver agito impulsivamente facendo la scelta sbagliata inizia a tormentarla. È Nick o Griffin l'uomo che Annie ama? Ma soprattutto, che cosa vuole davvero dalla sua vita? Acuta osservatrice dell'universo dei sentimenti, Laura Dave esplora con sguardo ironico e mai banale le scelte che si fanno in nome dell'amore. Il primo marito è una commedia romantica, scritta con stile e intelligenza, sulla capacità di ripartire da zero alla ricerca di se stessi e del lieto fine che tutti vorrebbero trovare, riscrivendo il proprio destino.