Thank you to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow publishing for sending me a free copy of The Sisters Hemingway in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. Raised by a mother obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, they were named after the author’s four wives—Hadley, Pfeiffer, Martha, and Mary. The sisters couldn’t be more different—or more alike. Now they’re back in town, reunited to repair their fractured relationships.
Hadley is the poised, polished wife of a senator.
Pfeiffer is a successful New York book editor.
Martha has skyrocketed to Nashville stardom.
They each have a secret—a marriage on the rocks, a job lost, a stint in rehab…and they haven’t been together in years.
Together, they must stay in their childhood home, faced with a puzzle that may affect all their futures. As they learn the truth of what happened to their mother—and their youngest sister, Mary—they rekindle the bonds they had as children, bonds that have long seemed broken. With the help of neighbors, friends, love interests old and new—and one endearing and determined Basset Hound—the Sisters Hemingway learn that the happiness that has appeared so elusive may be right here at home, waiting to be claimed.
The Sisters Hemingway is a character driven novel about family, love, and loss. It beautifully describes the way people react differently to difficult situations. After suffering loss after loss, the only thing The Hemingway Sister did the same was leave their small town. But where they went from there was extremely different. I loved reading the story of these estranged sisters coming back together. They thought they were facing the death of their aunt but they ended up facing so much more than that.
It’s been a while since I read a novel with such distinctly different yet realistic characters. Each of the three sisters was so uniquely herself which added such an endearing quality and authenticity to the story. I was also pleased that these women weren’t damsels in distress looking for men to save them. They only wanted to fix what was broken in their lives and thankfully that didn’t revolve around the need for a man.
I was fully invested in this story and enjoyed it from start to finish. The only thing that was missing for me was perhaps a little more grit, because in real life, things get tough. The writing in this one is very soft around the edges, but is a great story overall. I give this one four out of five stars and recommend it to anyone whole enjoys family, sibling, or sister stories.
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