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The Sisters Hemingway

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  29 reviews
For fans of Susan Mallery, Kristan Higgins, or Susan Wiggs, this is a novel for anyone who loves stories about sisters, dogs, and family secrets. 

 The Sisters Hemingway: they couldn’t be more different…or more alike.

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 wiv
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Hadley, Pfeiffer, and Martha Hemingway. Three sisters united in grief as young girls as they suffered the loss of their father to cancer, then eventually their sister and mother in a tornado. Now these sisters are returning home for the funeral of the Aunt who raised them. Reunited in their childhood home for the first time in adulthood, each with a secret of their own and finally coming to terms with the trauma that marked their childhood. A journal is found in the belongings of their Aunt that ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I consider THE SISTERS HEMINGWAY more of a 3.5 rating. The tragic tale tells of a father who dies of cancer followed by the deaths of his wife and youngest daughter in a tornado. The 3 remaining daughters were raised by their Aunt Bea who refused to talk. The sister are brought back together by their aunts funeral. There are several surprises in store for the girls!
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an uncorrected advanced copy of this book from the publisher.

The book is well written. The characters were also well developed I felt like I knew them. The story line kept me interested and guessing. About page 300 I saw where certain things were going but there was a surprising twist. I would definitely read more books from this author.
Jenna Bookish
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Sisters Hemingway is the story of three sisters as they return to their hometown for the funeral of the aunt who raised them. Hadley, Pfeiffer, and Martha have grown distant from one another during adulthood, as their individual problems dominated their lives. They each, with varying degrees of success, have wanted to maintain the polished veneer of their lives and hide their failures.

Martha, a cou
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, fiction
"The Sisters Hemingway" is the story of Hadley, Pfeiffer, and Martha: three sisters who had a tragic life. After losing their parents and their younger sisters, the sisters were raised by Aunt Bea, their great aunt. Time and old wounds have torn the sisters apart and now they barely see each other. Each of them is holding their own secrets when they are called back to their hometown for Aunt Bea's funeral.

I am super close to my sisters and so I have always been fascinated by the bonds and relati
Kathleen Gray
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
It can be a burden to be named after a famous woman- and to be one of four sisters named after the wives of Ernest Hemimgway. That's not the burden that's sitting on Hadley, Martha, and Pfieffer though. Back home in the Ozarks for the funeral of their Aunt Bea, they will discover each others secrets and, equally importantly, the secret of their mother and their youngest sister Mary. These women have been wounded by life and love. None of them is in a good place, despite the exteriors they show. ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a pleasant surprise, filled with likable characters, a good plot and a mystery. Martha is a Nashville star who is coming out of rehab; her sister, Pfeiffer, lost her editor position in NY, while their sister Hadley has had enough of being a Congressman’s dutiful wife. The three sisters come back to the Ozarks farmhouse they grew up in after their aunt dies. After years of separation after a traumatic event, the sisters find their way back to each other, and In the process, find the ...more
Julie Humphrey
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this in a Goodreads give away.
I very much enjoyed this book set in the Missouri Ozarks where I am from. It had a good plot and strong characters. I enjoyed it so much I bought the first in the series to read as well.
Denise Levendoski
Thank you to Annie England Noblin and I won this book in a Giveaway.

This was a great story, perfectly set up background, perfect amount of characters, realistic problems and a touch of romance ! I did end up giggling a little bit at it as well, very light hearted, light read. And I didn't see the end of the story coming.

I was confused by the last entry of Aunt Bea when she was speaking of Matthew and Rachael in the same paragraph. It didn't make any sense to me but didn't affect t
Samantha Pantenburg
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a Proof copy of this book by the Author.

This is the 4th novel written by Annie England Noblin and the 2nd in the Cold River series. I have read all of Noblin's work and have yet to be disappointed. The Sisters Hemingway was another great read. I found the sister to all be unique and individual to themselves, while at the same having qualities that made them endearing not only to each other, but to the reader as well. It took me about a week to read this book (because life got in
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Three sisters, Hadley, Pfeiffer, and Martha, have reached a crossroads in their respective lives and now, on top of that, their Aunt Bea has died leaving them their childhood home in Cold River, Missouri, a place they wished they'd never returned to. Here they must confront their past and all of the things that have separated them over the years.

The Sisters Hemingway by Annie England Noblin is well-written and intriguing. While the blurb suggests that there is some mystery associated with the wa
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a proof copy of this book in a Goodreads First-reads. This did not influence my review.

This is my first book by this author. It took me a bit to really get into it. The three sisters are each keeping secrets from each other. This has played into the way their lives turned out. Hadley is in a love-less marriage. Pfeiffer is down and out at the moment. Martha has just gotten out of rehab. Real love appears to have eluded each of these women. While they were close as children, past event
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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It's a little hard for me to quite put my finger on explaining why The Sisters Hemingway is just an okay book for me. The story is about Hadley, Pfeiffer and Martha, three sisters who drifted apart and moved away from their family farm after their mother and younger sister passed away. The death of their Aunt Bea brings them home again, and has them each reevaluating themselves, their aunt, and their hometown. Everything in the story feels a little predictable, from the struggles each sister is ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the story of three sisters who return to their hometown for their aunt's funeral. They were raised by Aunt Bee when their father died of cancer and their mother and a sister were killed in a tornado. Aunt Bee has never talked about their past. Hadley is the wife of a senator, Pfeiffer is a book editor, and Martha is a country music star. But nothing is what it seems with these sisters. I liked the strong perseverance of each of the women. They discover some secrets and with each other's ...more
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
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The book was slow to start, and then when the plot did pick up, it all seemed rushed and in a hurry to be done with. The character development was okay, but I would have liked more, especially as the characters seem to be the only thing driving the plot in the beginning. The mystery (starting about halfway through) wasn't all that mysterious and the romance(s) were a little too obvious without being truly developed. Overall the book felt like the author knew so much about this world and these ch ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I really liked the sister relationships in this story. Most of the secrets were told up front ( which I really like ), but there were some that were held to the end.

The overall pace of the story was a little on the slow side for me. I also felt like I was reading a story, not really involved or a part of it. I wanted things to work out, but I wasn't real invested in the characters.

The ending let you know where everyone is now - it was a very satisfying ending.
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy through the Goodreads program. I really enjoyed this book. There were several typos and that type of thing but I understand this may not be the absolute final. However, I really enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the multiple narrators and the strong women that were the narrators. It was a fun read!
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an uncorrected proof from a Goodreads giveaway.

This is an easy to read, "Danielle Steele-esque" story with better grammar which I found enjoyable until I was almost finished, then got quite confused. This may be because it is an uncorrected proof.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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I found the book to be an easy read. I enjoyed the story, but found it too predictable. I felt there was something missing that could make this a great book.

I received an uncorrected proof of this book by entering a goodreads giveaway.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a good book. I liked the dog. I liked the sisters. I would recommend it.
Marti Wilson
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful book. I have never read this author before and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved how the characters developed and the animals kept coming. Will definitely read this author again. ❤ ...more
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Great story. I really enjoyed this one.
Theresa Smith
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thank you for this preview copy. I was initially intrigued by the story, but was unable to stay engaged in it. This was a disappointing read.
Cheyanne Rash
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you to the author, publisher, and Goodreads!
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sisters Hemingway by Annie England Noblin is a heartwarming novel of healing.

Following the death of their Great Aunt Beatrice, sisters Hadley Lawrence, Pfeiffer Hemmingway and Martha Hemingway return to their Cold River, MO for her funeral. Aunt Bea raised the girls following the tragic death of their mother and youngest sister.  Each of the sisters moved away as soon as they could and at Aunt Bea's insistence, none of them returned to visit.  The Hemingway sisters have drifted apart over th
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads, fiction
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.
Enjoyable book. The ending seemed a bit rushed but other than that I liked it.
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for the ARC.
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