The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife

Paula McLain

fiction historical romance emotional slow-paced

314 pages | first published 2011

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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eig...
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Summary of 6021 reviews

Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 56%
sad 50%
informative 28%
adventurous 24%
tense 13%
dark 8%
challenging 7%
lighthearted 7%
funny 4%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 4%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 28%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 25% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.65

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