Four Respectable Ladies Seek the Meaning of Wife

Author(s): Barbara Toner

General | Byron Writers Festival 2019

'Marriage isn?t always a bed of roses. And there are many ways to be a wife,' the vicar informs the town ...It?s 1930, and as the Depression overtakes rural New South Wales, what it means to be a wife tests the four respectable ladies of Prospect to their very limit.Louisa Worthingtonfled to the city ten years ago, pregnant, poor and under a cloud of scandal. Now she?s back - blonde and brazen - with her heart set on the married son of the town?s mayor.Adelaide Nightingale, newly widowed and starved of romance, yearns for adoration, security and a version of herself defined by beautynot business.Maggie Albrightdreams of empire building, but is hamstrung by her over-cautious husband, who grows less handsome by the day.Then there?sPearl Fletcher, happily married to Joe, the district?s most successful sheep farmer, but protecting a secret that could tear their family apart.And hovering in the town?s shadows is a ghost from their past. A man newly released from jail ruthlessly bent on exploiting the ladies? hopes and fears to get what he wants. And what he wants is Louisa . . .Praise forFour Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband'Loveable to the end . . . with a cast of colourful characters.' Herald Sun'Hilarious.' Marie Claire'A light, funny, warm-hearted read with occasional notes of darkness.' Books + Publishing


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  • : 9780143787570
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Bantam
  • : 0.462
  • : February 2019
  • : 2.5 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Barbara Toner
  • : Paperback
  • : Apr-19
  • : 352