This story is set during the time of Prohibition. It's about a father who is a bootlegger and has a daughter in her early 20's with no mother, who is tired of having to move again and again to keep 'the law' from finding them out. They (along with two men that work for Anabel's father)move to a house in Missouri this time, and Anabel Lee falls in love with the place and the land, and she's delighted to hear her father talk about selling out his bootlegging business so that he can provide a more stable life for his Anabel...though his idea of a better life for her is far from her own ideas of the life she wants. When Anabel's father goes missing on one of his 'business trips', Anabel is left there with Boone, Spinner, Jack (whom she took in when the young man was sick), and Corbin (who ends up falling in love with her while trying to expose a major group of bootleggers from out of town). Not only do they have to figure out what happened to him, and what they are going to do if he is dead, but they also have to worry about the Carters that live on the land next to theirs. The Carters are a mean, clannish bunch and the eldest Carter brother has his eye on Anabel Lee. This book was a GREAT read! It touches on each of the characters in the book, it's funny, it's a little sad, has some romance....I fell in love with this book and once you read it once, I don't think you'll be able to stop yourself from reading it again!
Great Book. Dorothy Garlock is wonderful!!
A truly sweet tale of love, with a sweet heroine and a charming hero. Annabelle is a darling dear daughter, trying to make a life for herself in Missouri. Corbin is a genuine young man with a heart of gold for no one but her. He admires her and wants to protect her from her brutal neighbors. The two could not belong to each other more.
Dorothy Garlock is an awesome writer!...I have read nearly every book she has written..(just waiting to get the rest)...She writes of a "simpler time"...I feel as though I am reading about family members with each of her books...This book is one of a series...She has several series and they stand on their own (although) much more enjoyable if you read them all....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
A story of America in the Jazz Age. Annabel Lee Donovan, a bootlegger's daughter, is delighted when they move to a "house upon the hill", in Henderson, Missouri. What a touch of irony, to fall in love with the undercover agent who is working a case against her father! Annabel is caught in the crossfire of passion, betrayal, and murder!
Annabel Lee Donovan is a bootleggers daughter, but she is also a lady. She hopes her father leaves"the business" when they move to a house high on a hill in Henderson, Missouri. She meets Corbin Appleby, who may be an undrcover agent looking for her father, but she is sure he is also someone she could love. As a mob war breaks out, Annabel is caught in the crossfire of passion, betrayal and murder. Even if her dreams fall apart in front of her, she must uncover the truth about her father and test whether love can heal a broken heart.
Pretty, spunky April Asbury is looking forward to a new life in picturesque Fertile, Missouri.Even the driving rain can't dim its charm. But shes going to need all the stenght she can muster to fight haer powerful attraction to Joe Jones, a man who has "heartbreaker" written all over him.....
Good book not what I expected.
I really liked the Historical detail that the author expressed throughout this book.
dorothy garlock at her best.
Enjoyed this continuation of the Jazz series. This is a nice easy read with well developed characters which you grow to love. Jack and Corbin return from the first book.
The story of a bootleggers daughter who falls in love with the undercover agent who is out to catch him.
Annabel Lee Donovan may be a bootlegger's daughter, but she is also a lady.