Bingo! Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

A funny book 

The book in question is Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner.




I enjoyed this novel so much and for the majority of it, was either laughing out loud or stifling laughter, depending upon the time of day and location in which I was reading. You can read my review of it here if you didn’t catch it the first time around.

I originally intended on reading specifically for bingo, as I did with my first entry, but of late I seem to be chasing my reading commitments and only just meeting them, never getting ahead. We’ll see how I go, but really, it’s just as much fun for me to look back on my recent reads and see what I can fit into a category in hindsight. Who knows, maybe in the end that’s the type of bingo that suits me best. There are a couple of areas in my life where I eschew planning. Reading is one of them. Cooking is the other. I like the creativity of winging it in these areas of my life, because in all other areas, I am quite a meticulous planner.

This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!



9 thoughts on “Bingo! Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband by Barbara Toner

  1. #Book-bingo 2018: ‘A book by an author you’ve never read before’ – The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan

    The Sisters’ Song by Louise Allan is a heartbreaking tale centred around two sisters, Ida and Nora.

    Although the writing is exquisite and the description of the Tasmanian bush and the township of Ben Craeg is stunning the story is depressing and left me sobbing and blurry eyed at the end of the book. Most of the characters were pretty darn selfish and the constant negative attitudes had me just about pulling my hair out. Nora’s actions were inexcusable, she had a loving sister that would have done anything for her, sadly Nora’s selfishness wouldn’t allow her to see past her own needs and wants.

    However, The Sisters’ Song receives four and a half stars due to the writing, as I said above, it’s exquisite and flowed beautifully, the author writes with such passion, the characters were so convincing and realistic many times I thought I was walking in their shoes

    The first half of this book was without a doubt five stars – the writing and the storyline sucked me right in.

    Subtracting half a star because by the time of the books ending I was a wreck, and a tad angry and here I am a few days later still thinking about the characters and still feeling vexed. Yes, I know, it proves that Louise Allan is a great author/storyteller by having the ability to make me feel all these different emotions, but damn, what am I meant to do with them!
    After consideration perhaps this was not the best time to have read this book after the death of my father only a few months ago and trying to cope with awful family members.

    Nevertheless, I do recommend this highly and I am looking forward to reading more works by Louise Allan. Seriously hoping the next one will be less heart-rending.

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    • Yes, I do agree with you about Nora. Totally irredeemable. And I know what part you were referring to towards the end, that levelled me also. But Louise has such a way with words, extremely talented. I’m looking forward to more from her also.


      • Oh yes, her beautiful writing blew me away. it’s going to be interesting to see what she will come up with next.

        Your review of Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband is terrific. I just have to add this humorous book to my to-read list.

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