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The Divorce Ranch
by Cathie MacDonald (Goodreads Author)
It's June of 1936. The Biggest Little City in the World finds itself in the middle of the divorce craze. While the country struggles with the Depression, wealthy people head to Reno for the cure. War is coming and the world is changing. Women are discovering their voices as they fling their wedding rings from the bridge into the Truckee River. Join Maggie, Dorothy and ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published June 12th 2013 by Jada Press
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Such a cute book! I really enjoyed going on the adventure of Maggie's, Dorothy's and Claire's divorces. The writing was great and the story was so adorable. Didn't think the book would end the way it did, but I guess that's the sign of a great writer! Definitely recommend this book! Check out my full review on booklovinghippo.wordpress.com
In the early 1900s, Nevada was the only state where people could divorce without cause, and the proceedings lasted only six weeks instead of the usual one year. Women and men came from all over the US, and staid in ranches until the dissolution of their marriage. The Divorce Ranch is the story of three women seeking a divorce in Reno in 1936. Maggie Carmichael Warner comes from New York, and has a cheating husband who can’t give her any children. Dorothy Adams is a movie star, and wants to get ...more
I love historical fiction and I love being educated while reading. This book was fascinating and told a story of a group of women that never knew each other until they met at the divorce ranch for their divorces. I loved the interweaving of each character and their pasts and how they are doing while going through this experience. Back in those days, it was a bit harder to get a divorce than it is today. I enjoyed the scenery, as well. Cathie MacDonald is an accomplished writer and shows through ...more