Book Review - Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood

Sunday, June 19, 2016

I recently bought a few books up in a local charity shop, one of the books I picked up mainly because of the cover was Mrs Hemmingway by Naomi Wood. 

The book starts in the mid 1920s when the current Mrs Hemmingway, Earnest and his present mistress move to the south of France for the summer. 

The book follows the life of the wives and shows how lives intertwine and history repeats itself. There are a number of different parts to the book one for each wife and the stories follow on for each other. 

Initially I could put it down and read 2/3s in a couple of days and then I lost momentum, the story became confusing as time periods jumped from the current marriage years back to before that marriage and had the current wives perceptive during the  previous marriage. Even trying to write that sentence was confusing so try reading about it. 


I love the writing style and I feel like the book could have done with being in a couple of parts just focusing on 2 wives per book. 

I also feel like more time, description and love was felt in the early parts of the book and later on things just became confusing. 



Have you read this book? What did you think of it? 

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