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|Editor||: Cornell University Press|
In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes. The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers. The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.
|Author||: Darlene Schacht|
|Editor||: Time-Warp Wife Ministries|
In The Good Wife's Guide New York Times best-selling author Darlene Schacht encourages women to joyfully serve their families. In doing so she offers reasons for achieving a well-managed home backed by scripture and gleaned from experience. As well she provides readers with detailed cleaning and organizing schedules for practical application. The Good Wife's Guide encourages women to make faith and family their first priorities from a place of sacrificial love. It reminds women that they were created with a specific purpose in mind, which is that of being a help meet. In supporting our husbands and living in unity we reflect God's blueprint for marriage. If you like books on organization and housekeeping, this book is for you!
|Author||: Homemaker Monthly Ladies|
|Editor||: Cider Mill Press|
The Good Wife Book: 19 Rules for Keeping a Happy Husband A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this guide shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It’s a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives for Valentine’s Day (as long as they have a great sense of humor!), and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.
|Author||: Kenise A. Etwaru|
No one enters into marriage with the thought that they will someday be divorced. Author Kenise A. Etwaru certainly didn’t, but that’s exactly what happened. After a fairy-tale wedding and four and a half years of marriage, her perfect world crumbled. She journeyed into a state of depression, working through her pain and brokenness to restore and rebrand herself. In The Good Wife and the Other Woman, she candidly shares her experiences. With a humorous bend, she talks about marriage, infidelity, and how to keep a relationship strong for the long haul. Her story is captivating. In the midst of her trials, sorrows, fears and tears, she was able to rise above it all with the help and support of the Lord, whose hands carried her through. The Good Wife and the Other Woman uniquely shares Kenise’s heart, thoughts, and feelings to help you shape your purpose and destiny as a woman. She offers creative insight on how being both the good wife and the other woman to your husband can change your entire life.
|Author||: HowExpert,Angie Hall|
If you want to be a good wife, then get the “How To Be a Good Wife” guide now. You have taken the plunge, and said those magic words that have connected you to someone for the rest of your life. Now you are asking yourself, what exactly does this mean? What do you do now that the honeymoon is over? Where do you start learning how to be a “Mrs.”? Even though there may be a how to guide out there for everything else, this book will only help you if you are truly willing to put in the time and effort it will take. Marriage is hard, which means that if a marriage lasts today, it is truly a miracle. How To Be a Good Wife gives you some great ideas for making your relationship work. This is not a book of tricks, or manipulations, but a book of genuine, heartfelt examples that truly work. Put aside your fears of what you have heard about marriage. Every marriage is different, and you will not experience anything exactly like someone else, even if it happens to your best friend. This book can give you ideas on how to stay married longer, and be happier with your spouse. You can be a good mother, a good wife, and you can work a full time job successfully. The key is to let your husband in to your world, and help him understand when you need his help. You just have to promise yourself that you will try. Many books will try and tell you how to change someone, or change yourself. This book is about embracing who you are and who the person is that you married. Being a good wife goes beyond just saying the words, “I Do”. It is about giving 100 percent, when there is a chance your spouse may not. It is about overcoming difficulties, and not knowing what lies around the bend, or what tomorrow brings. This book will help you see that love can get you through the hard times, whether you are rich or poor. You can survive gossip, temptation, and society. You can really let your hair down and not wear make-up, and he will still love you. Give him a chance, and you will see! About the Expert Angie Hall has taught 7th grade language arts at Holmes Middle School, in Eden, North Carolina for the past nine years, to children of many different abilities, and backgrounds. Angie loves to help students reach their potential, and nothing makes her happier than for a student to talk with her about a book they are currently reading. She loves to see the excitement on their faces.Her passions are reading, writing, and talking with her children. Angie is a firm believer that reading will increase your vocabulary, and make you a more well-rounded person. Angie loves to travel, and experience new places. She loves to travel to historical cities, such as Charleston, S.C., where the area is rich with stories. She lives with her husband, daughter, and her English Bulldog Annabelle. Her son is stationed in Southern California in the United States Marine Corps. Angie is very proud of her children. Angie has always shared the love of reading with both of them, and they are able to have wonderful conversations about the many books they have read. Angie has been blessed with a marriage of twenty years, and counting. Her favorite things to do with her husband, Marty are to walk, talk, and hold hands. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
|Author||: Mary Beth LeRoux|
There's no question as to the importance of a man keeping his wife happy (AKA the "happy wife = happy life" (theory), but let's not forget that in marriage, it takes two to tango. We are only one half of the equation, and the person we married is the other half: our husbands. And in order to have a happy marriage, both sides of the equation need to be balanced. Oddly enough, in many cases of broken marriages, wives reported to have been taken completely by surprise. They never even suspected their husband to be unhappy until the day he asked for a divorce. It's important that you try to stay in tune with your husband's emotional wellbeing so as to avoid such a scenario. Taking care of our marriage is not merely about keeping our husbands happy, but it's also about keeping our family intact. When marriages are broken, children are also affected. This is yet another reason to keep your husband's happiness on your radar, and make sure you treat him as a priority. Of course being a good wife requires a lot of effort, especially the type of effort you must exert, for example, to hold your tongue or to change your way of thinking. But once you persevere and you begin to feel the positive changes take place in your marriage, chances are you will feel even more invigorated and energized than you've ever felt before. This book is for all the strong women out there who are willing to take the necessary steps for the betterment of their marriage and family, knowing that it may not always be easy. If you apply the principles divulged in this book, I guarantee that you will love being married again, and that your husband will feel like a very lucky man. Let's get started!
|Author||: Bodleian Library|
The art of being a good wife is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example:It is a wife’s duty to look her best. If you don’t tidy yourself up, when you have done the bulk of the day’s work, don’t be surprised if your husband begins to compare you unfavourably with the typist at the office.Don’t forget that a wife can always set the standard of behaviour for the home. If she allows laxities of dress or conversation at the table she will soon find that they become a fixed procedure.Don’t forget that very true remark that while face powder may catch a man, baking powder is the stuff to hold him.Don’t criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants.After all is said and done, husbands are not terribly difficult to manage.
|Author||: Emma Chapman|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman is a haunting literary debut about a woman who begins having visions that make her question everything she knows Marta and Hector have been married for a long time. Through the good and bad; through raising a son and sending him off to life after university. So long, in fact, that Marta finds it difficult to remember her life before Hector. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife—as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember—or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself. The girl is growing more real every day, and she wants something.
|Author||: Sheila Hardy|
|Editor||: The History Press|
Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s. This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the ‘old days’, and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.
|Author||: Karma Brown|
|Editor||: Legend Press|
"A bold, intoxicating, page-turner" – Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six A Daily Mail Book of the WeekThe #1 Toronto Star BestsellerThe #1 Globe and Mail BestsellerA Cityline Book Club PickA WI Life Magazine Book Club PickFeatured in The New York Times, Parade, Crime Reads, Refinery29, Westport Magazine, The Every Girl.When Alice Hale leaves a career to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in the basement, she becomes captivated by its previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realises that within the pages Nellie left clues about her life.Soon Alice learns that while a Baked Alaska may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister, even dangerous, side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own.REVIEWS"Recipe for a Perfect Wife masterfully bridges the lives of two women, living sixty years apart, who refuse to fall victim to the patriarchy. While Karma Brown's signature style remains, it's laced with something sinister and dark. A brilliant, brooding, timely novel, fraught with tension, that packs a punch. Brown knows how to keep readers riveted until the very last page."– Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl"Recipe for a Perfect Wife is a bold, intoxicating, page-turner. Karma Brown has long been a favorite of mine and this book is proof she just keeps getting better and better. This is a thrilling, audacious story about women daring to take control."– Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six"A sly, smart look at two women across two different decades as they navigate marriage, secrets, and society's expectations. Brown's vivid storytelling deftly explores the joys and limitations of the role of wife– a wonderful read."– Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Chelsea Girls"I already knew that Karma Brown's contemporary novels are exemplars of thoughtful, compelling, and truly original fiction. What I didn't know before reading Recipe For a Perfect Wife is that she is equally at home when writing historical fiction. In her hands, the constrained and often suffocating lives of 1950s women– illuminated in a deftly handled dual narrative that alternates between the present day and 60 years ago– are revealed with real sensitivity, depth, and at times tenderness. And true to Karma Brown, this is also a nail-biter of a tale, and one that kept me up long past my bedtime. This is a delicious and thoroughly satisfying book."– Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of The Gown"Karma Brown has outdone herself with best book yet. Dual storylines set decades apart offer one of the most emotionally stirring explorations of women's lives I have ever read. Recipe for a Perfect Wife is page-turning look at identity, love, legacy, marriage, and yes--food. I devoured it!– Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of Drawing Home"Recipe for a Perfect Wife is as witty, charming, and insightful as anything Karma Brown has written to date, but it's also got something more: it cuts straight to the heart of modern marriage by going back in time. Flawless transitions between past and present remind us of how far we've come while Brown's penetrating prose deftly underscores the importance of staying the course on the journey ahead. This timely novel is alarming and unforgettable, illuminating and ominous– and perfect for your next book club discussion!"– Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of The Last Resort"Recipe for a Perfect Wife is that wonderful combination of fun to read, thought provoking, and mystery. Told in the voices of two women living in different decades an
|Author||: Blanche Ebbutt|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after it was written. The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Advice appears under the following chapters: 1. Personalities 2. How to Avoid Discord 3. Habits 4. Financial Matters 5. Evenings at Home 6. Jealousy 7. Recreation 8. Food 9. Dress 10. Entertaining 11. Household Management 12. Children 'Among the bon mots there is much wisdom. They would make great stocking fillers, or wedding anniversary gifts!' Good Book Guide (October 2007)
|Author||: Jenna D. Barry|
You can have a GREAT marriage, even if your in-laws aren't so great! When a man marries, he is supposed to transfer his loyalty from his parents to his wife. His behavior plays a key role in how well you get along with his parents. As a wife who has personally experienced the despair that comes from having an unsupportive partner, Jenna D. Barry suggests specific things to say and do to gain your husband's loyalty. A Wife's Guide to In-laws has over 40 cartoons, 2 chapters written just for Hubby, and 20+ worksheets to help you reach loving compromises about common problem issues. If you need hope and encouragement, this book is for you! "Jenna D. Barry's witty and insightful book gives hope to women and men who struggle with overbearing, over-involved, or downright malicious in-laws. She gives useful, humorous, and down-to-earth advice that says: 'I've managed to do it, you can do it, too!'"--Dr. Scott Haltzman, Best-selling author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women
|Author||: Candace Cameron Bure,Darlene Schacht|
|Editor||: B&H Publishing Group|
Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a co-star on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof), she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles. Bure’s healthy lifestyle has been featured in US Weekly and People magazines as well as national talk shows including The View and NBC’s Today. In Reshaping It All, she continues the story, inspiring women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making wise choices, and finding their worth in the eyes of God. Candace shares a candid account of her struggle with food and ultimately her healthy outlook on weight despite the toothpick-thin expectations of Hollywood. More than a testimony, here is a motivational tool that will put readers on the right track and keep them there. In addition to practical advice, Candace offers a biblical perspective on appetite and self control that provides encouragement to women, guiding them toward freedom. Includes 16-page black and white photo insert.
|Author||: Mrs Mavis McKnight|
If you are looking to learn much about what makes a man tick, how he thinks in certain situations, and how you can respond in a way that motivates, uplifts, supports and affirms him, this book is for you. You will also learn about how marriage works, how to forgive, managing expectations, the power of prayer, sex and it's multiple powers, and 3 powerful keys that unlock your husband's heart. Getting to know yourself is a big benefit of the secrets revealed here. Get ready to discover and uncover the fun, sexy, classy, and confident wife you really are, and in turn discover a lot more of the wonderful YOU than you ever knew. The Secrets every Good Wife knows are life changing and are waiting just for you.
|Author||: Vikki Stark|
This book, based on The Sudden Wife Abandonment Project (S.W.A.P.), provides women with tools to help them understand why their husbands left, heal, and get their lives back.
|Author||: Samra Zafar,Meg Masters|
She faced years of abuse after arriving in Canada as a teenage bride in a hastily arranged marriage, but nothing could stop Samra Zafar from pursuing her dreams At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 and had to leave behind her family in Pakistan to move to Canada. Her new husband and his family promised that the marriage and the move would be a fulfillment of her dream, not a betrayal of it. But as the walls of their home slowly became a prison, Samra realized the promises were empty ones. In the years that followed she suffered her husband’s emotional and physical abuse that left her feeling isolated, humiliated and assaulted. Desperate to get out, and refusing to give up, she hatched an escape plan for herself and her two daughters. Somehow she found the strength to not only build a new future, but to walk away from her past, ignoring the pleas of her family and risking cultural isolation by divorcing her husband. But that end was only the beginning for Samra. Through her academic and career achievements, she has gone on to become a mentor and public speaker, connecting with people around the world from isolated women in situations similar to her own, to young schoolgirls in Kenya who never allowed themselves to dream to men making the decisions to save for their daughters’ educations instead of their dowries. A Good Wife tell her harrowing and inspiring story, following her from a young girl with big dreams, through finding strength in the face of oppression and then finally battling through to empowerment.
|Author||: Samantha Downing|
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE INSTANT #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER USA Today bestseller Edgar + ITW Thriller Award nominee for Best First Novel “Think: Dexter but sexier.”—theSkimm “A dark and irresistible debut.”—People “Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.”—Real Simple Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting... Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
|Author||: Nicola Onyett|
Routledge A Level English Guides equip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate, and enjoy English. Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses. Focusing on the AOs most relevant to their topic, the books help students to develop their knowledge and abilities through analysis of lively texts and contemporary data. Each book in the series covers a different area of language and literary study, and offers accessible explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, suggested answers and a glossary of key terms. Comparing Texts: provides students with the skills they need to compare and contrast texts explores and compares texts from a wide range of genres and periods draws on a large number of literary and non-literary texts, from Chaucer's Wife of Bath to The Good Wife's Guide, from Frankenstein to poetry by Carol Ann Duffy, and from Nigella Lawson to Fast Food Nation introduces the main themes and issues students need to consider when comparing texts: themes, genre, time and place, form and structure, and intertextuality.
|Author||: Regena Thomashauer|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A follow-up to Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men outlines a fun-based guide to marriage that contends that women have a greater influence on a relationship's outcome, sharing advice on bringing passion back into the bedroom, getting a man to fulfill a wife's desires, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
|Author||: Ladies' Homemaker Monthly|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It's a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.