Elizabeth the First Wife (Paperback)
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The Los Angeles Times-bestselling author of Helen of Pasadena offers a smart, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about new love, new life, and Shakespeare.
A charmingly funny and effortless read....wonderfully developed cast of characters
-- Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
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 has done so skillfully with her novels, The Sweeney Sisters and 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.
About the Author
Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and podcaster. She is the author of The Sweeney Sisters and two Los Angeles Times best-selling novels, as well as the editor of the Satellite Sisters' book You're the Best. Lian produces Satellite Sisters, a hit podcast recorded weekly with sisters Julie and Liz. She has written for O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother Magazine, as well as for TV and print. Lian is an empty-nester, living with her husband and her German shepherd in Pasadena, California.