Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband

Synopsis

‘When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O’Connell and Pearl McCleary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was inevitable.’It’s September 1919. The war is over, and everyone who was going to die from the flu has done so. But there’s a shortage of husbands and women in strife will flounder without a male to act on their behalf.And in the southern NSW town of Prospect, four ladies bereft of men have problems that threaten to overwhelm them.Beautiful Louisa Worthington, whose dashing husband died for King and Country, is being ruined by the debts he left behind.Young Maggie O’Connell, who lost her mother in childbirth and her father to a redhead, is raising her two wayward brothers and fighting for land she can’t prove is hers.Adelaide Nightingale has a husband, but he’s returned from the war in a rage and is refusing to tackle the thieving manager of their famous family store.Pearl McCleary, Adelaide’s new housekeeper, must find her missing fiancé before it’s too late and someone dies.Thank God these desperate ladies have a solution: a part-time husband who will rescue them all. To find him, they’ll advertise. To afford him, they’ll share . . .About the AuthorBarbara Toner is an acclaimed author and columnist who has written extensively about the lot of women in all its manifestations, with all its glorious and less glorious intricacies, both in fiction and non-fiction. She has three daughters and divides her time between England and the far south coast of New South Wales.
Barbara Toner
About the author

Barbara Toner

Barbara Toner is an acclaimed author and columnist who has written extensively about the lot of women in all its manifestations, with all its glorious and less glorious intricacies, both in fiction and non-fiction. She has three daughters and divides her time between England and the far south coast of New South Wales.

Books by Barbara Toner

Related articles

Reading Habits: What Kind of Reader Are You?

News | Book Life

28 October 2020

Reading Habits: What Kind of Reader Are You?

    Can loyalty and love overcome fear and greed? Bring The Tunnel of Dreams into the classroom today

    News | Book Life

    26 October 2020

    Can loyalty and love overcome fear and greed? Bring The Tunnel of Dreams into the classroom today

    Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder

    Podcast

    26 October 2020

    Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder

      Book News: The 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award Winner Announced

      News | Book Life

      22 October 2020

      Book News: The 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award Winner Announced

        Great Literary Love Affairs

        News | Book Life

        22 October 2020

        Great Literary Love Affairs

          Live Book Event: Rosalie Ham, Author of The Dressmaker's Secret

          News | Events & Festivals

          21 October 2020

          Live Book Event: Rosalie Ham, Author of The Dressmaker's Secret

            Podcast: Nick Bryant on America's Decline, Trump... and on Getting COVID

            Podcast

            21 October 2020

            Podcast: Nick Bryant on America's Decline, Trump... and on Getting COVID

              Guilty Secrets: What I Found On My Friend's Bedside Table

              News | Book Life

              21 October 2020

              Guilty Secrets: What I Found On My Friend's Bedside Table

                Podcast: Sue Miller on Observation, Character and Writing Something Terrifying

                Podcast

                19 October 2020

                Podcast: Sue Miller on Observation, Character and Writing Something Terrifying

                  “Climb aboard, me hearties”: Get creative with an activity pack from Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman

                  News | Book Life

                  16 October 2020

                  “Climb aboard, me hearties”: Get creative with an activity pack from Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman

                  COMMENTS

                  Leave a Reply

                  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *