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In Need of a Good Wife

(2012)
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Richly detailed, vivid, and unforgettable, this is an extraordinary novel about three women challenging the American West - and unpredictable fate - for a future only the most daring can secure...

For Clara Bixby, brokering mail-order brides is a golden business opportunity - and a desperately needed chance to start again. If she can help New York women find husbands in a far-off Nebraska town, she can build an independent new life away from her own loss and grief.

Clara's ambitions are shared by two other women, who are also willing to take any risk. Quiet immigrant Elsa hopes to escape her life of servitude and at last shape her own destiny. And Rowena, the willful, impoverished heiress, jumps at the chance to marry a humble stranger and repay a heartbreaking debt. All three struggle to find their true place in the world, leaving behind who they were in order to lay claim to the person they want to be. Along the way, each must face unexpected obstacles and dangerous choices, but they also help to forge a nation unlike any that came before.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"McNees weaves a hopeful, compelling story of love and resilience so engaging it is impossible to put down." - Robin Oliveira


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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: In Need of a Good Wife
Author(s): Kelly O'Connor McNees
ISBN: 0-425-25792-4 / 978-0-425-25792-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In Need of a Good Wife
Author(s): Kelly O'Connor McNees
Publisher: Berkley
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