Everyone loves a love story, and a perfect book to cuddle up with a cup of coffee (or hot cocoa) to this winter is Paula McLain’s “The Paris Wife.” Based on Ernest Hemingway’s real life partner Hadley Richardson, “The Paris Wife” gives readers an inside look into a timeless, but tragic, love story, while also rubbing shoulders with the literally elite (including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and James Joyce).
With dazzling details of the young couple’s travels throughout Europe, impeccable biographical research, and the beautiful Hallmark portrait McLain paints of Paris in the 1920s, it’s virtually impossible to not get sucked in for hours. It’s no surprise that “The Paris Wife” is climbing the New York Times bestseller list.
Hemingway’s love and ultimate loss of loyalty to Hadley becomes even more heartbreaking as Hemingway had stated that he would have rather died than fallen in love with anyone else.
“The Paris Wife” will make the perfect gift this holiday season. Head on over to Amazon to pick up this required reading.