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Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2010 Giveaway - A Reliable Wife


Hello everyone! A lucky reader gets a book because I got an extra book. I got a finished copy of A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick. So I am passing my new, never been read ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) along to a reader.

What do you have to do? Not much! Just leave a comment here on my blog. If your name is not available on your profile or blog, I will need an email address. Leave your email in a "disguised format" such as tonigomez (at) surewest (dot) net.

Anyone in on the planet Earth can enter. This is a one entry per person contest. But I'd love it if you'd follow my blog. Maybe check in from time to time with a comment or two.

I'll need your comments by January 15th, 2010

about A Reliable Wife

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.

With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.


Thanks to Algonquin Books I received a free review copy. I am passing it along freely also. :)


Please tune in to my blog in 2010 for my thoughts on this book. And Good Luck!

71 comments:

Lisa said...

I have been eying this one since it came out!

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Thanks Toni and Happy New Year!

Selednew said...

I really would love to read this book. # 1 I am from Wisconsin, lol. I am the reliable wife, gone insane, work with the mentally ill for a living and knit to keep from returning to the dark side. Wuthering heights, hmmm, that is dark.
Cheryl Ann
Happy New Year From Texas

scottsgal said...

Love the premise of this - can't wait to read it
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Lindsey said...

I would love to read this book!! It sounds very exciting!!
My email is
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Thanks for the entry!!

justpeachy36 said...

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This one has been on my wishlist for quite awhile. I'd love to win it...

Count me in on the giveaway.

Wintergirl said...

I've heard many good things about this book, so count me in!
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Kaye said...

Lucky you for getting an arc and a finished copy and wonderful you for giving one away. Thanks for the chance.

I'm a long time follower.

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NovaSea said...

Please enter me, Toni..looks like a good read.

Geri

nomadreader said...

I'd love to read this one! Thanks!

Renee said...

this one intrigues me.

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mindy said...

this looks like a fabulous read thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Book Lady said...

Wow! I didn't know about this one until now and I definitely would love to read it! It sounds like a great read!

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rubynreba said...

I follow and would love to be entered.
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I, yet another (at one time) Wisconsinite, have been eyeing this one too! Please enter me!!!

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Karin said...

Sounds intriguing--

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Mitzi said...

I would love to read this book. The long wintry month of January is ahead of me. HELP! I need a good read. Happy New Year~

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Janel said...

A very appropriate book for this time of year. Please throw my name in the hat.

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Jenny Girl said...

I've heard some good things about this one, so count me in please.
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picking2gogranny said...

Another good recommendation. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

blueviolet said...

I love when a first novel is a success! Please include me in the drawing.
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sharon54220 said...

This book has been on my radar for quite awhile!! And furthermore, I live in Wisconsin.

Thanks for the chance.

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Marilu said...

This book sounds really good. I would love to win a copy. Please enter me.

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I am a follower!

Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

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Follower

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Denny, Alaska said...

This looks to be an interesting read! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Sandy Jay said...

I'm an old follower and I'd love to win this.

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fredamans said...

Thank you for the contest and entry.

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Molly C. said...

This sounds intriguing!
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Mystica said...

I just became a follower. I would love to read this book so please count me in. Also, thank you for opening it for overseas readers - much appreciated.



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amanda18228 said...

I would love to win this book!
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kanishk said...

Love the premise of this - can't wait to read it

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Susan said...

Neato! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Sandra K321 said...

I love stories that have good character development. Please include me.
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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I'd like to throw my name in the hat for this one~ my email is available at my blog :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet Ruth said...

I would love, love to read this, it sounds great! Please count me in.

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Katy said...

Throw my name in the hat! I'd love to read this one.

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Jennifer said...

This sounds really interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

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devonaz said...

Oh enter me,,I would love to win it..

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Jessica said...

Being from Wisconsin, I would totally love to win.

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Ti said...

I hope I win!

Deedles said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Please add my name to the drawing.
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Jo-Jo said...

This one caught my eye quite some time ago and I would love to win it.

I'm also a follower.

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Sue said...

I'd love to read this one. Thanks for sharing it!

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Bonnie said...

Please add my name to the drawing, I'd love to read this book. Thanks for sharing!

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LittleEagle said...

What an interesting tale. Thank you for the giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

wendy said...

Just signed up as a follower to your blog!

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Kim said...

I've had this book on my TBR list for quite a while so I would love a chance at a copy.
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I was hopping today and like what I see here -- so I spotlighted your blog with an award.

bison61 said...

this does sound like a great book-hope I win

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Tina said...

Oh this looks like a good one. Please enter me. and thanks for the giveaway.

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susan said...

this book looks good! I would love to read it.,

Deb K said...

I would love to win this book~Sounds so good!

Thanks for the chance :-)

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Benita said...

I'd love to read this book. My fingers are crossed.

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Debasmita said...

Thanks for putting up such a nice book!! Its so generous of you..!! Am really looking forward to reading it! Would love to own a copy. Praying that i win..
And Oh! Am a follower of this blog now..

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Marianna said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole said...

I've really been wanting to read this book!!

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Diane said...

I'd love to win this book. I am a follower.

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thanks

lag123 said...

I would love to read this. Thank you for having this giveaway!

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Esme said...

Please enter me-there is something about this cover that I like

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Lee P said...

Oh, I know that I would really enjoy reading this book. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

I follow via Google Friends.

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janetfaye said...

This book sounds very interesting.

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nfmgirl said...

This one has been on my list. Thank you!

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Carol W. said...

I just perused this book today at the bookstore. I'd love to win it.

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Allison said...

Please enter me, thanks.
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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Spav said...

I would love to win this book!

dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

CherylS22 said...

Looks like a great book - please count me in! Thanks

Laura's Reviews said...

Rebecca and Wuthering Heights are among my favorite novels . . . and I live in Wisconsin so I love the setting! I have been meaning to read this book for awhile and if I had my own copy, I might be able to make it happen!

My email address is laarlt78(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Thanks for the great giveaway!