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A RELIABLE WIFE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A woman with her own agenda is caught between two men obsessed with the past.After breaking through with a disquieting memoir about his Southern childhood, Goolrick (The End of the World as We Know It, 2007) applies his storytelling talents to a debut novel, set in 1907, about icy duplicity and heated vengeance. The autumn of Ralph Truitt's life finds the 54-year-old businessman waiting on a train ... Read full review

Review: A Reliable Wife

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

Upon reading the opening chapters of Robert Goolrick's debut novel, A RELIABLE WIFE, you might for a moment think that you've read this one before. It's 1907, and a wealthy Wisconsin widower, Ralph Truitt, is waiting at the local train station for his mailorder bride to arrive by rail from Chicago. It's the classic theme of historical romance novels, right? Think again. What Goolrick has concocted ... Read full review

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A Reliable Wife

User Review  - tnproberts - Overstock.com

When I read this book was on the best seller list I thought I would give it a try. It read like a Harliquin Romance which is not what I enjoy reading. I didn't recommend it to my friends and donated ... Read full review

Could't put it down.

User Review  - ladyonamission - Overstock.com

This book was a total page turner from beginning to the end. The writer did a good job of drawing you into the story and keeping you there just to find out what happens next. Read full review

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I can not believe all the bad reviews on this book! Seems you love or hate it! It was not what i expected. I was passionate in describing love, hate, lust, possession. This book consumed me for the 3 days I read it & as soon as I finished I almost read it again! Yes, their is a ton of sex in the book but it is totally part of the story! I found the writing beautiful & emotional. 

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Review: A Reliable Wife

User Review  - Elizabeth Payne - Goodreads

Borrowed from my mom. Interesting - definitely a page turner, and I liked the premise. Not one I would recommend. Read full review

Review: A Reliable Wife

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Just about decided it wasn't going to be much of a novel and put it down at the half way point, but someone told me to pick it back up, and I'm really glad I did! Excellent characters, excellent plot ... Read full review

quick read

User Review  - terryblank - Overstock.com

Great read,I read the book in a weekend. - Read full review

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