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Set in a small Wisconsin farming and manufacturing town still crumbling a decade after the depression of the 1890s, A Reliable Wife tells the story of Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman who advertises for “a reliable wife” in newspapers across America. The woman he chooses, Catherine Land, describes herself as “a simple, honest woman,” but in truth she is both complex and devious— not the missionarys daughter she claims to be in her letter to Truitt but a courtesan of great beauty, kept by men and haunted by a terrible past. Catherines plan in accepting the marriage offer is simple: she will win this mans devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is the passion she finds in this seemingly solid, forthright man—a man who also harbours secrets and whose own past is far from pure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554685035
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Subject:
Fiction : Romance - Historical
Author:
Goolrick, Robert
Subject:
FICTION / Historical
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20090324
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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