Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hoping For Hemingway, by Kelsey Kingsley

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Clara McKinley, a therapy dog handler, has high standards.

Cursed with a love for the classics, she finds herself often disappointed with the modern world—men included. So, it is no surprise that, at forty-two, she finds herself single and losing hope for her love life.

Until she meets author August Gordon, an attractive—and younger—man with the same passion for all things vintage and equally picky taste. With him in her life, it isn’t long before Clara begins to believe she’s finally met her match.

But when August’s fight with mental illness becomes too much for him to bear, Clara starts to wonder if she possesses the strength—and hope—to help him win the battle.

Release Date: November 12, 2021 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Wow, Kelsey Kingsley really knows how to punch you in the gut with an emotional romance that is gripping, entertaining, will make you laugh, will make you cry, and make you wring your hands in anxious anticipation for the hero and heroine to work things out.

Hoping For Hemingway was a beautiful exploration of how mental illness can affect a person’s day-to-day life as well as their romantic relationship. August and Clara’s story was as equally heartwarming as it was heartbreaking as the dog handler hoped and waited for her own Ernest Hemingway to fight his way back to her.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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