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He Fell in Love with His Wife

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James desperately needs someone to help him keep his farm going, but has failure after colossal failure finding a good housekeeper. Alida marries a man only to find out he's already married. She's so undone when she finds out that she just wants to go somewhere where no one will judge her for her misfortune, where she can work and keep herself fed and clothed. James and Alida meet and arrange for a strictly business marriage, leaving loving and honoring out of the vows. The title of the book tells the rest of the story, but the way it gets there is worth the journey. (Introduction by TriciaG)

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Edward P. Roe



I Left Alone II A Very Interested Friend III Mrs. Mumpson Negotiates and Yields IV Domestic Bliss V Mrs. Mumpson Takes up Her Burdens VI A Marriage? VII From Home to the Street VIII Holcroft's View of Matrimony IX Mrs. Mumpson Accepts Her Mission X A Night of Terror XI Baffled XII Jane XIII Not Wife, But Waif XIV A Pitched Battle XV "What is to Become of Me?" XVI Mrs. Mumpson's Vicissitudes XVII A Momentous Decision XVIII Holcroft Gives His Hand XIX A Business Marriage XX Uncle Jonathan's Impression of the Bride XXI At Home XXII Getting Acquainted XXIII Between the Past and Future XXIV Given Her Own Way XXV A Charivari XXVI "You Don't Know" XXVII Farm and Farmer Bewitched XXVIII Another Waif XXIX Husband and Wife in Trouble XXX Holcroft's Best Hope XXXI "Never!" XXXII Jane Plays Mouse to the Lion XXXIII "Shrink From YOU?"

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