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Book Review: A Reliable Wife

I just finished reading A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick for my book club. After reading so many Debbie Macomber books (that are fast-paced and get you to where you want to go), it was hard for me to make the mental change at first. I mean, seriously. The entire first chapter is one of the main characters waiting at the train station. No joke. In that first chapter I found myself thinking, “Does this guy have an editor??” because he repeats himself so much it’s annoying. (I GET that he doesn’t like what he sees when he looks in the mirror – you only have to tell me that once.)

Aside from that (and figuring out how to just skip all the stuff Mr. Goolrick tends to repeat), I actually enjoyed the story. I didn’t relate to any of the characters, but I found I wanted to know what was going to happen to all of them. There were parts that dragged for me – possibly because I kept getting interrupted while reading; probably because of the aforementioned repeating.

It was fairly…shall we say…graphic (only so I don’t get the pervs hitting my site while searching the web), but not too over-the-top “graphic.” I’m not a guy, so I have no idea how realistic some of the thoughts one of the main characters has…but WOW if they are 😉

I hesitate to recommend the book. I’m glad I read it because it was entertaining and made me think a bit…but at the same time, there are so many other books I’d recommend before it.

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One Response

  1. I think you nailed this review, I agree with everything you’ve said!

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