Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Hemingway's Girl

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck
Pub. Date: September 4, 2012

Goodreads says, "In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as the reliable Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most. Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams? As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves."

*I am obsessed with all things Key West and Hemingway, so as soon as I heard about this book, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy.  Hemingway is one of my favorite authors! Plus, I am a sucker for a good historical read.  What do you guys think?


  1. This sounds excellent. Like it will make an awesome movie.

  2. ooh this looks good and totally agree about Hemingway! My WoW

  3. You always come up with books that are new to me Christina, I love it! Though I'm not an avid Hemingway fan, this still sounds like a fantastic book and I'm curious to learn about Hemingway's world through Mariella's eyes:)

  4. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!

  5. Ohhhh, I've not heard of this before either! It does sound really good. :) Great pick, Christina!

  6. This sounds like a great book and what a gorgeous cover!


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