I finished The Paris Wife today.

I really liked the story and could hardly put it down, but found it to be a bit too maudlin. I’m not sure who was more needy, Ernest or Hadley? He needed constant praise and affirmation and she was a door mat. Add this to the time and place: 1920’s Paris with friends (mostly Ernest’s) who had little or no respect for family or fidelity. How could this marriage head anywhere but down the road to disaster?
I wonder though, how much truth there was to Hadley’s portrayal?

Next week, after the Book Klatch meeting on Thursday 1/26, I am off on a Hawaiian vacation. Need some suggestions for relaxing, poolside reading. Any suggestions?

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