Thursday, April 14, 2011
Mini reveiw: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The story, and I use that term loosely, is coldly told from Hadley's perspective. She is just an adjunct to Ernest having almost no interests of her own other than playing the piano. I got no feelings of emotion from her even when her husband was playing around with Pauline who would become his second wife. Hadley always took the path of least resistance.
If you think you're going to read great descriptions of Paris, I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed in this one. 2**
Note: I posted this review on LT last year but when I saw a review of the book yesterday by Deb at Book Magic and we had a little discussion about Hadley, I thought I'd post my review here.
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Ballantine Books through LibraryThing's early reviewer program.