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Dorothy Garlock Books In Order

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Publication Order of Annie Lash/Missouri Books

Wild Sweet Wilderness (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie Lash (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Eden (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Colorado Wind Books

Restless Wind (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wayward Wind (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind of Promise (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wabash River Books

Lonesome River (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream River (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River of Tomorrow (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yesteryear (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wyoming Frontier Books

Midnight Blue (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightrose (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweetwater (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of Summer (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Listening Sky (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Larkspur (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Wyoming Frontier Books

Midnight Blue(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightrose(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of Summer(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Listening Sky(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Larkspur(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweetwater(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dolan Brothers Books

Ribbon in the Sky (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Hope (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Song (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Heart (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Parade (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jazz Age Books

The Edge of Town (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High on a Hill (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place Called Rainwater (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River Rising (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Route 66 Books

Mother Road (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope's Highway (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of the Road (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tucker Family Books

Stay a Little Longer (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keep a Little Secret (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come a Little Closer (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Love and Cherish (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Torment (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Loving Land (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Possession (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Searching Hearts (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glorious Dawn (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passion's Song (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Dreams (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love for All Time (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Victoria (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Planting Season (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunshine Every Morning (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sing Softly to Me (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
She Wanted Red Velvet (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marriage to a Stranger (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hell Raiser (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeplace (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gentle Giving (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenderness (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Memory (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amber Eyed Man (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Train from Marietta (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Tall Pine Lake (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Week from Sunday (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaving Whiskey Bend (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Looked Down (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Starlight (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under a Texas Sky (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take Me Home (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice in a Lifetime (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunday Kind of Love (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nearness of You (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Dorothy Garlock is the bestselling author of over 50 historical romance novels, most of them set in the American West. She’s also written using pens names, including Dorothy Glenn, Dorothy Philips and Johanna Phillips. She was born in Texas, in 1942, but Oklahoma City is the place where she spent twenty five years. In 1955, she and her hubby moved to Iowa, and she had a career as a columnist and bookkeeper for a local newspaper and retired at 49 years. Before she decided to publish anything, she had written four manuscripts, and now she has over 20 million books in circulation.

Dorothy Garlock has written many series but she is perhaps well known for writing the ‘Jazz Age’ series. The first novel in this series is called ‘The Edge of Town’ and it tells the story of Julie Jones, a plainspoken girl working on her father’s hardscrabble farm. The Jazz Age that’s roaring through the US catches her unawares, sweeping a war veteran called Evan Jonson and a flapper called Birdie Stuart into her town in Missouri.

Life turns explosive when the summer starts to heat, and there is a terrifying crime wave threatening Evan’s relationship with Julie while Birdie’s schemes start tearing her family asunder. Soon everything that Julie needs and believes in is now at stake, including Evan’s liberty. Julie Jones now has to decide the extent to which she is willing to fight in order to save herself as well as the people she loves. The setting of the story is 1920s Missouri, and Julie’s mother died, leaving her with the sole responsibility of caring for everyone. There are several rape and murder plots going on, but the overall theme of the story is a relaxed and gentle vibe.

A World War 1 veteran called Evan Johnson has now returned to a small community in order to ensure that his drunkard of a father doesn’t ruin their farm, which was given to him as inheritance by his dying mother. This is the story of Evan and Julie working out how they can be a part of each other’s life. Both of them have secrets, and they fear that the skeletons in the closet would ruin any spark of romance brewing between them. The curious part is that Julie has 6 other siblings, and all their names start with a J. and the father’s name is Jethro.

When Julie’s mother died, she had to stop school in order to take care of everyone in the family and generally run the homestead. This is a job that she enjoys doing and she is content with her position in life. The unfortunate thing is that there are a string of rapes in the community and a new police office is brought in for purposes of cleaning up the township. The town drunk happens to be Evan’s father, and so residents are cautious of him since they believe like father like son.

The second book in the Jazz Age series is called ‘High on a Hill’ and it tells the story of Annabel Lee Donovan, who may be a bootlegger’s daughter but she’s also a lady. She is a slim brunette who is desperate for her dad to leave his bootlegging business and then settle down. Instead, when the family moves at night with assistance from henchmen Spinner and Boone, they discover that the new place was somehow different. The events that are soon to happen there will change the destiny of her young life.

Bathtub gin and speakeasies was the kind of scene that you would expect from the Jazz Age, but by 1925, whiskey running became a deadly turf war between criminals from Chicago to St. Louis. The whole country sensed the change, and the music beats came with the warning that good times will soon cease to be. However, something wonderful appears to be unfolding for Annabel, and she meets a handsome man called Corbin Appleby. This former sheriff in Fertile, Missouri appeared too good to be true and Annabel feared that he was working undercover to arrest her father. Despite these fears, she finds herself falling for the man, and it’s the first instance that she had ever felt this way.

The setting of the story being 1920 America makes for a fascinating story. The bad guy is hard to guess, and you always get surprised every time. This is a story of bootlegging and murder, and there are plenty of hillbillies to be found. This is a whodunit mystery coupled with romance and it will keep you turning the pages. The good thing about the novel is the way the author phenomenally describes 1920s America, and as a reader, you can see yourself living in this time period.

New characters are introduced in this story, and there are a few characters returning from book one. The lawman in book one, Corbin and Jack Jones make a return, and there are a few characters mentioned but they don’t play a very active role in the story. Spinner and Boone are the helpers of Annabel’s father, and they plan on doing one last bootlegging job before finally calling it quits. Unfortunately, things don’t pan out as they anticipated, and everyone isn’t so happy. There’s also a local boy who has set his sights on Annabel, and he won’t stop perusing her.

In the beginning, you might feel that this story doesn’t have a lot going for it in terms of a plot. But as you keep reading, you will find a story that is well written, and the characters have also been well developed. As a reader, you can find yourself relating with the main characters, and they are quite interesting. The secondary characters are also worth mentioning, including someone called Rainwater. The setting of the story is also very good, and it was during the Prohibition times where a young woman finds herself caught up in the midst of a family venture and the people who are trying to hijack it. All in all, High on a Hill is a great novel by Dorothy Garlock and if these two books are anything to go by, you can expect more of the good stuff from this author.

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One Response to “Dorothy Garlock”

  1. Kay Wilson: 2 years ago

    I love reading Dorothy Garlock books. I just wanted to the first to the last. I also want to make I have then all


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