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“The Paris Wife” Keeps Readers Turning Pages

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Emotionally turning, romantic, deeply thoughtful, rich in historical context, “The Paris Wife” will transport you back to the streets of the 1920s. Through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway’s first (of four) wives, the reader is given an insightful look into the trials and tribulations that shape his first marriage.

Hadley, a 28-year-old woman still grieving from her mother’s death, encounters a young and inexperienced Hemingway at a party in Chicago at the beginning of the Jazz Age. Falling in love fast, the couple soon marry and travel to Paris. A part of the labeled “Lost Generation”, they immerse themselves in an artistic hub that included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and John Dos Passos. In the lifeblood of the modern movement, surrounded by beauty and passion, the Hemingways soon find their marriage, and loyalty to each other, immensely challenging.

This heartbreaking and vivid novel shows the love and betrayal that built up and tore down Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. “The Paris Wife” is exceptionally well written, thrives in character development and is saturated with interesting historical content. This is must read for anyone interested in historical fiction or romance novels.

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