River Rising - Jazz Age, Bk 4 Author:Dorothy Garlock When nurse April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri, she's looking forward to life in this picturesque town. But while Fertile might seem as pristine as April's starched white uniforms, it's anything but. Soon the spunky blonde is fighting her attraction to Joe Jones, who has "heartbreaker" written all over him; staring do... more »wn malicious gossips; and fending off a suitor who's up to no good. In a town where tensions are rising faster than the river, and a widow schemes for her revenge, April must hang on tight to the man she loves...if they're both to survive.« less
What can I say. I don't think Dorothy Garlock writes the most exciting books. But for some reason she is one of my favorites. As much as I love my suspense novels. I always reach for a Dorothy Garlock book to read on a lazy summer day on my front porch. I love her sweet style of writing. I liked this book.
Tired of working at the Kansas City hospital, April Asbury moves to Fertile, MO, to be a small town nurse. She immediately becomes involved with the lives of the local community, especially of the Jones family. Joe Jones is very attracted to her, but his charming ways scares April, because he reminds her of the father who abandoned her and her mother. She thinks he is a flirt, who is just leading her along. A community scandal, conflict with black and white racial conditions, local flooding and a scorned town gossip fill in the background. Very enjoyable read, set in the early 1900's.