Are you looking for a quaint, old-fashioned, feel good read to distract yourself from the craziness of modern life? Then look no further than “He Fell in Love with His Wife” by EP Roe. Originally written in the late 1800’s, this book is definitely a step back in time, with a few antiquated terms and gender role assumptions. But some things, including the basic human need for connection, never change. So take it for the bygone heirloom that it is, and just enjoy the sweet story!
Meet James, a widowed farmer just trying to eek out a living on his small farm. After a string of bad housekeepers who take advantage of him and his business, he finally acquiesces to his friend’s matchmaking schemes and marries Alida, a woman who was jilted by her “husband” (*read: there is much drama - just take my word, or better yet, find out for yourself!). After a bit of a rocky start, James and Alida soon discover that they have a lot in common and start to become fast friends.
The book’s title kind of gives away the ending (spoiler alert: he falls in love with his wife), but if you’re looking for a charming tale from yesteryear with an interesting plot and well-written, relatable characters, give this one a try! I guarantee, it will leave you smiling long after you turn the final page.