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He Fell In Love With His Wife

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,738 / 286 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 9,489
mnybks.net#: 5968
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

The hero is a farmer--a man with honest, sincere views of life. Bereft of his wife, his home is cared for by a succession of domestics of varying degrees of inefficiency until, from a most unpromising source, comes a young woman who not only becomes his wife but commands his respect and eventually wins his love. A bright and delicate romance, revealing on both sides a love that surmounts all difficulties and survives the censure of friends as well as the bitterness of enemies.

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en thought of very much else except the harmony and good comradeship which bless people who are suited to each other. He had been disappointed in no respect; they had toiled and gathered like ants; they were confidential partners in the homely business and details of the farm; nothing was wasted, not even time. The little farmhouse abounded in comfort, and was a model of neatness and order. If it and its surroundings were devoid of grace and ornament, they were not missed, for neither of its occupants had ever been accustomed to such things. The years which passed so uneventfully only cemented the union and increased the sense of mutual dependence. They would have been regarded as exceedingly matter-of-fact and undemonstrative, but they were kind to each other and understood each other. Feeling that they were slowly yet surely getting ahead, they looked forward to an old age of rest and a sufficiency for their simple needs. Then, before he could realize the truth, he was left alone at her wintry grave;

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2008.09.05
mabjang
****.

this story simply shows that everyone shall get what comes out of him.good things happen to good people.

2008.07.07
Elizabeth
*****

This exemplifies what a good romance story is all about. It had a wholesome feel and no smut as is common in the romance novels of today. I am excited to read the story to my mother.


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