The First Year
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
The first year of marriage is hard no matter what. Throw in jealous exes, high-pressure careers and two wildly different families, and the degree of difficulty goes up a few more notches. Determined to beat the odds, one couple comes up with a plan to keep their romance alive – but life has other ideas.
Saskia is an up-and-coming jewellery designer, waiting tables at a trendy cafe to keep her fledgling company afloat. Andrew is a corporate lawyer who wants to be known for more than his family’s money. They’re passionate about their work and each other, but with Andy’s job in jeopardy and Saskia’s jewellery label taking off, the pressure is taking its toll.
As life pulls them in different directions, the two of them are forced to decide: Just how important is their marriage? And how hard are they willing to work to protect it?
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Genevieve Gannon is a Melbourne-based journalist and author. Her writing was first published in the St Monica’s Primary School newspaper, The Monical, in the form of a mince pie recipe she completely made up. She lifted her standards of journalistic integrity and wrote stories for music and fashion street press magazines while at university before moving to Canberra to do a journalism cadetship. In 2011 she joined the national news wire, Australian Associated Press, where she covered crime, politics and entertainment. Her work has appeared in most major Australian newspapers including The Age, The Australian and The Daily Telegraph.
Genevieve apologises unequivocally to any of her fellow students and their parents who tried to bake mince pies using the recipe she wrote when she was 10. But if you’re putting four cups of plain flour and four cups of self-raising flour into pasty that doesn’t call for butter, you’ve only got yourself to blame. She currently lives in Melbourne where she is a court reporter. At night time she writes romantic comedies. Husband Hunters is her first novel.
8 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: The First Year by Genevieve Gannon”
That’s such a cute cover!
Thanks! I love it too. The team at HarperCollins did a great job.
I looove the sound of this book! Not enough stories focus on what happens after the ~get together~, I think, and I’d lap up pretty much anything that does. ❤
Agreed! That’s why I though it sounds like it would be a good read.
Thanks for hosting Sarah! xx
I hope you like it! I’ll be keeping an eye out myself. 😊
Agreed! The falling in love part is often wonderful and easy, it’s when you try to combine your lives that things get hard! (Be it in marriage, or just as things get serious in your relationship) x
Exactly! If only more books explore that phase – it definitely doesn’t end just as you get together. 😂