[ book ] Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband

February 9, 2018

Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband
Barbara Toner
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Barbara Toner’s new novel is set in a post-World War I Australian country town, where four ladies find that nobody will take their different problems seriously and help them find solutions, so they need a man’s assistance.

Adelaide suspects a manager of the family business is committing fraud but, while she has a husband, he has returned from the war with emotional problems, so she needs male help just as much as the other three ladies. Louisa is a widow who is being blackmailed, orphan Maggie is bringing up two wild young brothers and Pearl is searching for a missing fiancé. They shock the town by advertising for a husband to share, but not necessarily with conjugal expectations. 

The book is laced with wry humour and a quirky style that gradually draws in the reader and it’s a rollicking ride to some satisfactory endings for our brave female quartet. 


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