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A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
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Oct 18, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: book-club, novels, read-in-2010, historical-fiction
Read from September 30 to October 18, 2010

The jacket reads, "A Reliable Wife is a debut reminiscent of the classic novels of the Brontes and du Maurier," to which I can only respond, "Do you smoke crack?" But seriously, I found this book to be unenjoyable and predictable. The "erotic" elements made me giggle, and the author's constant use of repetitive dependent clauses grew tiresome. I did find Catherine to be an interesting character, and I appreciated the amount of back story, but overall I found this a very disappointing read.
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message 1: by Liz (new) - rated it 3 stars

Liz I mostly agree. It was extremely repetitive and a but pornagraphic (not hard-core, though, more Skinamax-y.) I like the fact that it was a quick read, and was disappointed when Catherine was not the independent, head-strong women that I thought she was, instead she was essentially working with a pimp (the son). I liked her character through the whole first part, then I gave up on her.


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