Books by Dorothy Garlock

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The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You had such promise: a hard-bitten photographer who travels to the world’s hotspots in pursuit of newsworthy photographs, is swept away by a small-town gal who’s seen nothing of the world. Despite the finessed start, the story falters almost immediately, brought low by overwriti ...

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Take Me Home

Dorothy Garlock’s Take Me Home caught my attention because of the hero described in the blurb - he’s a German PoW in 1945, escaped and hiding out in a small Wisconsin town. The premise reminded me a bit of a book which I read over twenty years ago but still remember, so I gave it a try. Take Me ...

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Sunday Kind of Love

Dorothy Garlock, master of heartwarming heartland-based mid-century romances, returns with her fifty-fifth book, the post-World War II centered Sunday Kind of Love. Gwen Foster is an Indiana girl searching for just the right kind of love.  Home to visit her family in Buckton, this trip will repr ...

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Stay a Little Longer

In 2007 Nina Berman won the World Press Photo competition with the wedding portrait of Ty Ziegal and his bride Renee Kline. You can see the winning portrait here. There is another, more romantic portrait here. Be Warned, these pics have some aspects that make them a bit different from your average ...

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The Moon Looked Down

It isn’t often that I read American historical romance, much less set in the 20th century. Dorothy Garlock’s The Moon Looked Down offers a somewhat refreshing change of scenery for me, to early 1940s Illinois. Sophie Heller and her family immigrated to the United States from ...

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Leaving Whiskey Bend

Reading Leaving Whiskey Bend I was hoping for a solid American Western as a break from the norm. Unfortunately for me, I found an American Western with the most ridiculous characters I think I’ve ever read, or ever want to read. Hallie Wolcott left her home and paren ...

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A Week from Sunday

I requested this Dorothy Garlock because, though I knew she’d been around for ages, I’d never read a book by her before. When I told my mom during a phone call that I was reading Dorothy Garlock, she said "Oh, I used to really like her." Those two facts should have alerted me to the fact that G ...

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Mother Road

Dorothy Garlock first drew my attention when she moved from 19th century to 20th century American settings, mining a time period that I love, and that has so far been underused by romance authors. I've read and enjoyed several of her books, and Mother Road is another to add to the list. ...

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A Place Called Rainwater

A Place Called Rainwater is the second in the Jones family series that began with The Edge of Town and tells the story of Jill, youngest of the Jones clan from Fertile, Missouri. Jill has come to Rainwater to help her widowed aunt Justine, whose "creeping paralysis" is gradually eroding her ability ...

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High on a Hill

I had really high hopes when I picked up this book. Historical romances set during Prohibition are, to say the least, few and far between, and I was looking forward to a real treat in High on a Hill. But a terrific time period or setting can't make up for flat, lifeless characters, a slow, meanderin ...