Review: A Reliable Wife

Editorial Review - - 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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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

I really, really enjoyed this book. The depth of each character was brilliant. I was completely engrossed in their psychology and how they each realized the effect that their choices had on their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindoula - LibraryThing

It's never a good sign when you have to force yourself to finish a book. While predictability isn't always bad in a story, there's nothing else here to redeem it. The characters are wooden, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - flourgirl49 - LibraryThing

"Wisconsin Death Trip" is a book that I read way back in the 70s, and it contains strange pictures of little dead children in coffins, black-clad, somber-looking families in depressing situations, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - MinDea - LibraryThing

This book was pretty good. The whole time I was reading it I was wondering "who are you? what do you really want?" This did remind me of that movie with Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas...whatever ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

In upstate Wisconsin, Ralph Truitt is a very wealthy man, but a lonely one. So he advertises for “a reliable wife.” Catherine Land responds and after some back-and-forth correspondence she arrives on ... 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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