Friday Morning Bookclub

May 5, 2011

A Reliable Wife By Robert Goolrick

Filed under: A Reliable Wife,Book Recomendations — susanbright @ 4:29 pm

What started off as your typical, predictable mail order bride story (if there is such a thing) in which the bride to be arrives and she is not who she says she is, suddenly takes a dramatic turn in Goolrick’s A Reliable Wife.

COUNTRY BUSINESSMAN SEEKS

 RELIABLE WIFE

COMPELLED BY PRACTICAL,

NOT ROMANTIC REASONS,

REPLY  BY LETTER.

RALPH TRUITT, TRUITT, WISCONSIN

DISCREET

Ralph Truitt was a troubled, lonley man. Other than the Larson’s, a couple that worked for Truitt taking care of his everyday needs, he was totally alone. He had lost his wife and children some 20 years prior and although he was a respected, wealthy buissnessman, he was not well liked and had no friends.

“I am a simple honest woman” was Catherine Land’s response which was anything but the truth, and several month’s later Ralph Truitt found himself pacing and back and forth on the platform of the train station, a picture in his hand, waiting for his new bride. When a beautiful young women, who looked nothing like the picture of the plain woman he had been expecting  stepped off the train,  Truitt was confused and angry, however he could not leave her stranded in a snow storm so off they went in his horse and carriage. He would let her stay, but only for a couple of nights.

A Reliable Wife is a story of   hatred, revenge, lust and forgiveness. I can’t say that A Reliable Wife is a great book, however it is an entertaining read and has enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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