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A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
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Apr 03, 2009

really liked it
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Recommended to Jackie by: April 2009 IndieNext list
Read in April, 2009

This book, the #1 IndieNext list pick for April 2009, is an infinite loop of love turning to hate and hate turning to love and what all that kinetic passion does to the people who experience it. Set mainly in rural Wisconsin in the depths of the winter of 1907, this is a story of a wealthy man and his mail-order bride at it's very basic root. Both of these people have dark histories that they are trying to forget--or are they? They are strangers to each other--or are they? All that is true in this book is that nothing is quite as it seems. Ulterior motives abound. Yet, in a strange and twisted way, it basically ends in a version of "and they lived happily ever after". Don't worry--that isn't really a spoiler. It's a long and crooked path to get to that ending, with many Victorian flourishes along the way.
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04/06 page 154
52.92% "I wasn't sure about this one at first, but it's getting pretty interesting now..."
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