BBAW Wednesday Giveaway - The Divorce Party

The Divorce Party


Laura Dave

Back cover: "Gwyn Huntington knows how to throw a party. And Hunt Hall, her postcard perfect Victorian home in Montauk, is no stranger to celebrations. But on the morning of her thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, she's putting finishing touches on the last party she'll host there: A party to celebrate her divorce.

Just over one hundred miles away, Gwyn's future daughter in law, Maggie Mackenzie, sits on the floor of her Brooklyn apartment attempting to organize her new life. She's in love with a wonderful man, and today she is meeting his family for the first time.

The Divorce Party takes us into the lives of these two women at opposite ends of marriage. For all the differences between them -- distance, privilege, age-- Gwyn and Maggie have one thing in common. Each has found herself at the crossroads, facing the same question: How hard should you work to stay with the person you love?"

Good question: How hard should you work to stay with the person you love?
To enter this contest, please leave me a comment answering this question along with your name and email address. The contest will remain open for the rest of the week and ends at midnight September 18. Winners will be picked using and notified via email. Contest open to U.S. residents only.


  1. You need to work non-stop, tirelessly to stay with the person you love, speaking from my experience. :) My email is savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. In order to stay with the person you love, you need to pick your battles carefully. You can't dwell on the small stuff.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. Communication, communication is the key. There are many times you also need to use the strategy of "radical acceptance". Marriage is one of the hardest relationships to maintain and it takes much patience to keep it going strong.

    I would love to read this book. Please enter me into the giveaway.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  4. I find that one must always be present in a relationship. Be aware of your needs and your partner's needs. Keep talking, and keep playing! Make sure you still have fun together!

    Amanda N.

  5. Pay attention every day! Do not let some silly thing fester if it bothers you. Talk it out.

    Please enter me in the drawing.


  6. To stay with the person you love-respect them and yourself and always be honest. do not forget to have fun.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  7. I work hard. I love my husband more than anything and we've been together for a long time. Life is hard, but I'd rather do life with him than not.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  8. To stay with the person you love, it takes patience, along with hard work. The things that initially draw you to someone can sometimes acutally be annoying little habits, but without them, my hubby wouldn't be my hubby, you know?
    Thanks for the chance to win The Divorce Party.

  9. You should work VERY hard. Don't sweat the small stuff and remember the grass is NOT greener on the other side. If you love someone be patient, understanding and always listen to their point of view!

  10. I think you should work as hard as you possibly can to stay with the person you love and then a little harder. Love, commitment, marriage, it's hard work - totally worthwhile if you truly love the person and they love you - but it's hard. Communication with the person you love is key and patience, a willingness not tohave to always be right or in control, knowledge and understanding that he/she will irritate you and tick you off sometimes and a willingness and desire to put him/her first before yourself.

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  11. Living with someone you love in a forever relationship is work and a balancing act where you both always have to be open to adjustments and compromise. So it's not how hard you should work but maybe are you willing to work?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  12. As hard as you can, day after day and be sure there is the same coming back to you

    kdhaney ((AT)) gmail ((DOT)) com

  13. Its endless work to stay with the one you love, but you do it because its SO worth it!


  14. I believe you have to give it everything you have got and then give it some more after that,


  15. New author for me!
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  16. Thanks for the great giveaway! Please count me in!

    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  17. You need to do everything in your power to work out the problems. After that you work even harder. If I was fighting for my marriage (of 16 years) I would never give up fighting for my marriage.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. How hard should you work to stay with the person you love?

    Is it a healthy love? I mean if you both love each other and are kind and respectful to each other, you work your a$$ off to stay together. If the love is lopsided? It really depends....

    bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

  19. I think you should work really hard to stay with the person you love but at the same time it shouldn't really be work, you should be enjoying yourself.

  20. you need to work as hard as the other person in the relationship
    please enter me in the giveaway!

  21. I would work tirelessly, as long as the other person worked with me. In my last marriage, I was the only one working to keep the marriage together. That's impossible.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com


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