Submitted Date 02/28/2023

Jackie Hemingway is pleased to announce that her novel, Lady In Red will soon be available to read for free here on Write Spike! Lady In Red is the first novel of Jackie's "Lady" series of books. Her second novel in the series, Lady Instead, will be available on Write Spike soon.


Synopsis of Lady In Red:


Jack Hemingway was a writer his entire life. Growing up on the family farm he began writing short stories that he would make his sisters read.

His family's long literary shadow cast by Ernest Hemingway looms dark and daunting across his writing career; filling him with constant self-doubt and uneasiness. Though a successful writer he is weary of writing books simply to meet contractual obligations. Jack longs to return to the writing of his youth; to write a story that emerges from the heart instead of the wallet.

While at a writer's festival in Liverpool, England, Jack meets Carole Moore, the owner of a book shop where Jack purchases a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, Tender Is The Night. The somewhat smug American author falls for Carole who hasn't the time for his playboy overtures towards her.

The vast distance between England and America does not afford their relationship much chance of success. Jack continues his playboy dalliances at home with the underlying doubt of ever finding happiness because of his gender identity issues. A crisis of death compels him to choose in which direction his life's journey will head. Unfulfilled emptiness in his personal and literary life or will he forsake the family masculinity for the hope of love and self-identity; and will he be the Hemingway for a new generation?


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