My previous book i read was The Paris Wife. Ofcourse you know why i read it. Because its in Paris, and its Paris wife. You know how much I wanna be that girl who live in Paris with husband and enjoying every moment that we have there. But not exactly the same thing as happen in this book. Well lets review it!
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time, Paris in the twenties, and an extraordinary love affair between two unforgettable people, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
In Chicago in 1920, Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty eight year old who has all but given up on love and happiness, until she meets Ernest Hemingway and finds herself captivated by his good looks, intensity, and passionate desire to write. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group of expatriates that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
But the hard-drinking and fast-living café life does not celebrate traditional notions of family and monogamy. As Hadley struggles with jealousy and self-doubt and Ernest wrestles with his burgeoning writing career, they must confront a deception that could prove the undoing of one of the great romances in literary history.
Overall I love Ernest at the first part, the very romantic, lovely husband, workaholic as a writer and travelling for his work. But no longer after he actually cheated to Hadley (his wife and child). And Hadley, I can say she is very strong women who carries a lot of responsibility. Is good that she made a decision to left him with the other girl. So in this story, Hadley is the Paris wife because she stays in Paris and Ernest married to a few girls with different other countries and places after he divorced her. You wanna know what happen to Ernest at the very last part? Suits him right! Am being emotional while reading this book, it captured me right to the very bottom of my heart.
And now am reading Ernest and Hadley best friends book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Am so happy when he actually mentioned this book to Zelda, his wife. Its connected to each other. Cant wait to review as I already watched their movie! 🙂
Thank you Paula McLain for the great book!