I've posted here before that I very much enjoyed this book and have loaned it to a friend. The friend e-mailed me to let me know how much she like it also, so we have two yes votes. Because I enjoyed this book so much, I went back and read A Reliable Wife. I must admit that i didn't particularly care for that one and am glad that I didn't read it before Heading Out to Wonderful. I believe Goolrick's writing improved a lot between his first and second books. He is making a personal appearance in Seattle this Tuesday evening. Oh, how I'd love to be in his audience, but being of a certain age and limping a lot, I guess I won't be able to go, but I shall be there in spirit. I'm sure he will have a large and enthusiastic audience.