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Dorothy Garlock



Dorothy Garlock is the author of over 50 novels that have sold over 15 million copies and are published in 15 languages. She lives in Iowa.
Grand Central Publishing

The Nearness of You

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock

Hooper's Crossing, New York, 1952. The post-war boom seems a million miles away . . . especially for a sheltered librarian who longs for the adventure and excitement of the big city.New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It's all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won't ease up on her. So she spends her days working at the library and her nights hoping life doesn't pass her by . . . until the Fall Festival. As tourists fill the streets, the crisp autumn air sneaks in--as does the thrill of a far more dangerous kind.Some men have a gift for avoiding trouble. Professional photographer Boone Tatum isn't one of them. In fact, that penchant for trouble is exactly what landed Boone in this small town in the middle of nowhere in the first place. Yet the moment he meets beautiful Lily Denton and snaps her photograph, everything changes. Suddenly leaving is the furthest thing from Boone's mind--or his heart.But danger has slipped silently into this sleepy town, marking Lily as its own. And Lily and Boone's dream of a life together is thrown into peril--unless Lily finds the courage to stand up for herself and a man she only just met . . . and can't live without.

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Sunday Kind of Love

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock
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Twice In A Lifetime

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock

Sundown, Missouri 1954. Clara Sinclair's hands are full. Her husband died years ago while courageously fighting in World War II, leaving her to raise their son, Tommy, alone. Tommy was always precocious, but now that he's a teenager he's become wild and unruly. Clara needs help keeping him in line...she just never expected that help would come from a handsome stranger.Racecar driver Drake McCoy isn't one to be tied down. So when Drake and his mechanic friend make a pit stop in Sundown, he expects it's just for a night. But when he meets Clara, her sadness draws him to her and soon he's thinking about putting down roots and becoming a family man. But when Drake's past gets in the way of his future with Clara and Tommy, how far will he go to protect his love of a lifetime?

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Take Me Home

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock

Life in the small town of Miller's Creek, Wisconsin in 1945 is focused entirely on the war in Germany. Olivia Marsten is doing everything she can to support the troops: working in the local hardware store while the owner's son is serving, collecting recyclables for the war effort, and offering support to Billy, her childhood best friend who's leaving in a month for Navy training. When Billy pulls her aside, desperate to talk, she doesn't think anything of it...until he confesses he's been in love with her for years and proposes marriage. Stunned and unable to hurt his feelings, she accepts. But in her heart she knows it isn't right. How do you break your best friend's heart, especially when you think you might secretly be in love with the stranger who literally saved your life? From the moment Peter Becker lays eyes on Olivia, she took his breath away. They had only just been introduced when a car careened out of nowhere, and he pulled her out of the way, saving her life. When he comes to, he's recovering in Olivia's parents' home and slowly falling in love with Olivia. But Peter Becker isn't who he says he is. He's a German soldier whose infantry was taken prisoner by American soldiers and brought to the United States, their final destination an internment camp. But while headed there, a massive train accident occurred and both he and Otto, the prisoner chained to him, survived. As the son of an American WWI veteran, Peter has grown up loving baseball and apple pie--he never wanted to serve in the Nazi party and hates what they stand for. He knows he must turn himself in, but he can't bring himself to do it, especially knowing that it he might lose Olivia forever. But when mysterious accidents start to befall the town and Olivia's family in particular, it's clear to Peter that Otto is responsible. Can he save the woman he's come to love from a madmen hellbent on revenge?

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Under a Texas Sky

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock
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By Starlight

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock

In early 1930s Montana, in the small town of Colton, Maddy Aldridge struggles to make ends meet in the difficult times of the Great Depression. With her mother long dead, her stubborn younger sister fighting her at every turn, and her father's arthritis deteriorating so badly that she has to run the family store alone, her desperation grows by the day. Enter Jeffers Grimm with a proposition too great for her to turn down: open an illegal speakeasy in the mercantile's basement, defy Prohibition, and make enough money to make her worries disappear. Unbeknownst to Maddy, Jeffers has made a deal with the mob to bring huge quantities of alcohol across the Canadian border and store it in the mercantile. He wants to get rich, regardless of who stands in his way.Jack Rucker is an agent for the Bureau of Prohibition, the federal police force created for the difficult task of enforcing the new law. Good at his job, Jack works undercover, infiltrating taverns all over the country, finding out where the booze flows from and putting people behind bars. Years earlier, he'd been a boy living in Colton, loving a young Maddy Aldridge. Now, after hearing rumors of an operation, the Bureau wants him to go back and hide in plain sight. With a pain-in-the-rump partner breathing down his neck, what will Jack do when he finds out what Maddy is up to? Because of how he left, can he and Maddy rekindle the love they once knew? If Jeffers discovers Jack is a federal agent, to what ends will he go to silence him forever?

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Come A Little Closer

Dorothy Garlock
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Dorothy Garlock

It's 1946, after the end of WWII, and Christina Tucker decides to take a nursing job in Longstock, Wisconsin, in order to pursue the life she had wanted before the war's outbreak. Her employer, Dr. Samuel Barlow, has been the town physician for almost 30 years. Though a bit stubborn, he becomes a guiding force in Christina's new life. And his two nephews come to own special places in her heart.Tyler Sutter, a veteran of the Pacific conflict, longs for a life beyond Longstock. But he refuses to leave his older brother, Holden, who has been psychologically damaged by the war. Together he and Christina will try to get Holden to return to the life he had lead before the war. At the same time, someone is plotting revenge against Dr. Barlow, a man who believes the doctor is responsible for another person's death. He is determined to punish the doctor for what he did, even if it means hurting those the doctor loves, including Christina.