In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly – and uncontrollably – falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to being a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Hemingway made their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite.
But when Hemingway publishes the biggest literary success of his career, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the suffocating demands of a domestic lifestyle, or risk losing her husband by forging her way as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.
Firstly thank you to the publishers for my copy to review and having me on the tour.
This is an author ive not read before so always exciting to read something different.
This is a beautifully written love story packed with history .
Descriptive and atmospheric this transports you into many locations and to the time of the second world war.
A tale of love loss and all the messy bits in between.
A very interesting story that will capture your imagination .
Published 7th june and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.