The initial attraction to read this book was its subject matter, Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley. It was written, in the first person, from Hadley’s point of view and so it lacked credibility when the author was Paula McLain.
It also lacked the gloss it should have had being set in the swinging 1920’s amongst artists and writers. The lifestyle seemed quite depressing with most of the characters seeking solace in drugs, drink and tobacco.
The book was too long, not very well written and I would give it just one star out of five.