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In Need of a Good Wife Paperback – October 2, 2012
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"With graceful prose and historical settings that shine with vitality, In Need of a Good Wife is unforgettable."--Kristina Riggle, author of Real Life and Liars
“Painting vivid images of the poverty of post-Civil War Manhattan City and the harrows of Destination, Nebraska, McNees weaves a hopeful, compelling story of love and resilience so engaging it is impossible to put down."--Robin Oliveira, author of My Name is Mary Sutter
“In Need of a Good Wife is a beautifully wrought story, every page bursting with poetry and adventure. McNees sweeps us west with such hope and excitement that we ache and rejoice, celebrate and cry.”--Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
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The romance felt non-existent, but considering what the women went through, I'm not certain romance was the point, though the ending was nicely done. Read it to know what I mean. Overall, I thought it was a well-written book and interesting story.
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Good story teller. I ordered her 2 other books after I read this one. Very enjoyable reading.Published 2 months ago by Patricia A Zagwyn
The plot had great potential and could have been very interesting but the actual novel was more like an old, and I mean old, western movie. Happy endings are nice but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jbk
An intriguing story with ambitious, courageous, independent women who were
willing to change their lives and take risks to better their circumstances.
Great historical novel that really gives you a good insight into what women went through in this period of time.Published 7 months ago by Carrie Vestal
Loved the ending! Well written about a group of women seeking a new life for themselves as mail order brides out west.Published 8 months ago by Barbara Dan, award winning author of Silent Angel
I enjoyed reading this adventure about traveling west to be a "mail order bride"... what was a side interesting part was that it took the characters right through my home... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Karen Paytash
I really enjoyed the stories of these men and women as told against the backdrop of history of the settling of the West.Published 10 months ago by Deedee Heyne