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After the Parade (Dolan Brothers, Bk 5)
After the Parade - Dolan Brothers, Bk 5
Author: Dorothy Garlock
During the era after World War II, when men and women torn apart by years of combat had to rebuild marriages and lives.... — AFTER THE PARADE — Rawlings, Oklahoma, 1945.  Johnny Henry is coming home from the Pacific, and his estranged wife, Kathleen, secretly watches him step off the train to a hero's welcome.  Her heart races when s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446608114
ISBN-10: 0446608114
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed After the Parade (Dolan Brothers, Bk 5) on + 45 more book reviews
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A very good book. It has many themes in it, many subplots but I like how she weaves them all together through out the story and how they all come together at end of the story.
reviewed After the Parade (Dolan Brothers, Bk 5) on + 1358 more book reviews
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This book is 5th and last of the Dolan Brothers series. I generally pass on stories taking place during the years between the two World Wars; I just cannot muster much interest. However, this series as a whole and this book -- are absolutely wonderful.

AFTER THE PARADE is a continuation of Johnny and Katherine Henrys story (WITH HEART). During the span of time between these two books, Johnny and Katherine have had a baby girl. She was born with no hope of living and Johnny blamed himself (he was Mud Creek trash).

Katherine was devastated by Johnnys coldness and his insistence that she get a divorce while he went to war. The story opens as Johnny is returning to Oklahoma as a hero. He learns rather quickly that Katherine has not gotten the divorce.

It is perfectly obvious that these 2 people are still in love but both are too proud to apologize to the other. Things continue to go downhill until Katherine finally finds herself at the lawyers office.

This book is a tour de force because many of the characters in the previous 4 installments either reappear or are mentioned in this story. The author did a lovely job of updating readers of the changes the families experienced.

I cant find anything to complain about this book other than I wish there were another one coming. Beautifully written with distinct characterizations are two things a reader can expect from this author. Ms. Garlock outdid herself; shes also captured a bygone era.
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Perfect read. I love stories that take place in this time era, 1945, after the war. This book offers so much more than a love story (that is not mushy). There is wonderful family friendship, murder, the crazy guy waiting to kidnap the heroine, the "honky tonk half sister that is a lady of the evening, to put it lightly. The new doctor that comes to town, his brother who found him after the ship he was on sunk. The man who beat his wife that finally gets whats coming to him. Death of a baby that drives a young husband and wife apart and love found at every corner. I so much enjoyed this read. Everyone is so likeable and i find myself wanting more--i'm going to hunt for more from this author in a new series now.
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Wonderful book. I didn't want to part from it.

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