OH! Read this book! BUY IT NOW!! In Need of Good Wife

Kelly O’Connor McNees thrilled me with her sexy, insightful The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott . But her latest novel, In Need of a Good Wife, promises to be even better. I just love it. I’m on a historical fiction kick, anyway, and this just fits the bill so nicely. I’m only a little way into this new book (it came out yesterday!), but I’m hooked. The story is told from the multiple perspectives of a few young women struggling to maintain their single lives in post-Civil War Manhatten. The men are dead or nearly dead from the recent war. The city is overrun with widows and forlorn young ladies with a paucity of eligible bachelors. A frontier town in Nebraska called Destination is short on desirable women and a very industrious young lady in New York has decided to do some long-distance match-making. The novel feels so well researched, just like McNees’ first book. Details of daily life are woven seamlessly into the narrative–hoop skirts and snoods add to the picture without tripping me up in the story. It’s just delightful. The writing is clean and beautiful and the characters are very, very vivid. I heart this book! Please go buy yourself a copy in hardback today from your favorite indy bookstore–Logo


3 Responses to "OH! Read this book! BUY IT NOW!! In Need of Good Wife"

  • You are making my Mom’s xmas list for me with these historical fiction reviews.

    1 Jessie said this (October 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm)


  • Yeah! Glad to help, Jessie!

    2 Rebecca Brothers said this (October 9, 2012 at 10:10 am)


  • Rebecca, historical fiction is totally rocking right now and I am also very hot for it. This book definitely sound like a good read and I will grab it when I get the chance.

    3 Tanisha said this (February 26, 2013 at 4:29 am)


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