By Lian Dolan

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ISBN 978-1-938849-05-3

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PREVIEW ELIZABETH THE FIRST WIFE: Elizabeth the First Wife—Chapter One


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The New Romantic Comedy by the Bestselling Author of Helen of Pasadena

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 in Ashland 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, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways.

Praise for Elizabeth the First Wife

“A charmingly funny and effortless read….wonderfully developed cast of characters, especially Elizabeth.”
— Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

“A Shakespeare-influenced delight.”

Elizabeth the First Wife…tackles reinvention, love, and finding yourself—all with a delicious soupcon of Shakespeare.”
 Caroline LeavittNYT bestselling author of Pictures of You

“I loved it! The writing is smart, sassy, and the perfect blend of pop culture and Shakespeare. I look forward to hand-selling it.”
Kate SchlademanLearned Owl Book Shop, Hudson, OH

“Brings humor and warmth to a contemporary story about a woman coping with family, career, and romance.”
Tampa Bay Times

“A joyous and delightful tale.”
Shelf Awareness

“Lian Dolan has created the perfect blend of vulnerability, complication, and wit in this outstanding second novel. With timeless storylines that play out on the stage and in the real world, this is a purely enchanting read.”
Robin Kall, host, Reading with Robin
“Rife with Shakespearean quotes and character vignettes, Elizabeth the First Wife is chick-lit at its finest. Lian Dolan has penned an elegant and graceful novel of finding love where you least expect it.”

About the Author

Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and podcaster. Lian’s written for print, TV, web, and radio. Her first two novels were published by Prospect Park Books. Helen of Pasadena spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List and was a finalist for Best Fiction 2010 at the Southern California Independent Bookseller Awards. Elizabeth the First Wife also hit the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List. Her latest novel is The Sweeney Sisters.

When not writing, Lian is talking. She created Satellite Sisters, an award-winning talkshow she hosts with her real sisters. Originally a nationally-syndicated radio show, Satellite Sisters is now a top-rated podcast for women. The Satellite Sisters have collectively written You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship, published by Prospect Park Books and Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses, published by Riverhead. Lian’s TV appearances have included The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Lian is a popular speaker for groups, charitable organizations and corporations, always using humor as hook. Learn more about Lian at

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