The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife

by Jane Goodger
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The Perfect Wife 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RjsSupermom More than 1 year ago
This novel is by far one of my most beloved.  I've reread this story a few times because it makes me feel the character's emotions. I felt Anne's insecurities over her looks, then the  pain & heartache over the abandonment and about finding out the truth about her so called husband Henry's reason for marriage.  But he also had remorse and felt guilty for what he had planned to do to Anne, but he was desperate to repair his family's seaside home, and desperate times call for desperate measures. Therefore, the end justified the means. Finally, once Anne loses her weight, she blossoms into a beautiful woman and reinvents herself. Anne now has a taste of sweet revenge, that she's  planning on taking towards her now financially secure ex-husband. She's discovered she could use her looks to her advantage, since he hasn't recognized her at social events, to bring him to his knees, then reject him. See how it feels buddy!  But it is all bitter sweet, because she realizes she never got over him. And now she's the deceiver and he's the one on other end, the hurt one.
harstan More than 1 year ago

In 1893, Henry Owen surprises everyone by courting overweight Anne Foster. Unbeknownst to the naive young lady, Henry plans to marry her so he can obtain his inheritance three years earlier than if he stayed single. Henry is obsessed with saving Sea Cliff, a family home overlooking Newport that New England storms are destroying by eroding the ground the building stands on. Henry marries Anne, leaves her on their wedding day, and divorces her three weeks later. Anne realizes he courted and married her for his money.

Two years later, Anne returns, but is now a beautiful young lady. She plans to avenge the affront Henry did to her by ruining him as he did her since polite society snubs her for being a divorcee. However, her plan to make him fall in love with her goes astray when she returns the feelings.

THE PERFECT WIFE is a humorous romp that brings to life the fashionable 400 that led society during the ¿Gay Nineties¿. The story line is fun though the dramatic change in Anne¿s appearance seems stretched. The lead couple provides charming interplay while the support cast adds depth to how the elite thought. This tale is an enjoyable Americana romance.

Harriet Klausner