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.
Another entertaining story about the "Jones boys".
Written in 2005. The story of a nurse who has just moved to a new town and what lies behind the deceptively pristine facade of the town. This is a continuation of the Jones family.
This one is funny, romantic, and is so well written that you think you're there.. another must have from Dorothy Garlock.
another great read by Dorothy Garlock, I hope this becomes another series.
Excellent book. Very intense and convoluted. I truly enjoyed this story.
I loved this whole series. This was a new author for me and I will continue to find her books.
When April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri, to take her place as Dr. Forbes new nurse, she's looking forward to life in this picturesque small town. And it doesn't disappoint. Even the driving rain can't dim its charm. But while Fertile might seem as pristine as April's starched white uniforms, it's anything but. Soon the spunnky blonde will need all the strength she can muster to fight her powerful attraction to Joe Jones, a man who has "heartbreaker" written all over him; stare down a bunch of malicious gossips; and fend off a would-be suitor who's up to no good. And there's worse to come, as a bitter widow plots revenge and her husbands twisted legacy comes home to roost. Now, in a town where so many have something to hide, tensions are rising faster than the river. When all hell breaks loose, April must hang on tight to the man she loves if they're both to survive.
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.
A great read! Couldn't put it down!!
I really enjoyed this book. In fact I read it in only 3 days. I love the setting - the midwest in the early 30's. It makes me wish we lived in a simpler time. I also loved the characters.
April Asbury leaves a big city hospital where she worked as an emergency room nurse to work in the small town of Fertile as Dr. Forbes office nurse. On the surface Fertile seems like a serene little town where neighbor helps neighbor survive the Great Depression. She meets Joe Jones when her car breaks down forcing her to walk until she finds herself in a field with a bull. Joe rescues her and takes her into town where she rents a room at Mrs. Poole's and starts work in Dr. Forbes office.
She begins to sense that the postcard prettiness of the town masks secrets that people want kept hidden. Dr Forbes is in love with a woman most people would consider black and is not allowed to legally marry her. Mrs. Poole's brother Fred spies on April when she is naked in her room and Mrs. Poole is going through with a diabolical plan that could destroy innocent lives. April is afraid to give her heart to Joe because she thinks he is a flirt while Joe thinks April would not want to get involved with a poor farmer. When the river threatens to flood the town many secrets and feelings finally see the light of day.
The latest installment of the Jones family during the Depression. April Asbury, a registered nurse arrives in Fertile, MO to assist the doctor and meets Joe Jones.
Further tales of the Jones Clan begun in her trilogy. Nurse April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri and meets Joe Jones, who has "heartbreaker" written all over him
This is a book in the Jones series by Dorothy Garlock. It can be read alone or in sequence with the other books. Good plot, some suspense, good romance.
Very good! I really like her books.
When nurse April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri, she's looking forward to life in this picturesque town. But while Fertile might see 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 down 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.
Dorothy Garlock celebrated the courage and spirit of small-town America in her beloved Jones Clan trilogy (The Edge of Town, High on a Hill, and A Place Called Rainwater). Now she continues the thrilling tale of the Jones family.
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 down 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.
This is the final book of the Jazz Age Series. This story takes place in Fertile, Missouri, where April Ashbury has come to work as a nurse to the town's doctor. The local farmer, Joe Jones, rescues April when her car gets stuck in the mud (while traveling to Fertile).
He's instantly interested in the town's newest citizen but has lots of competition from the local males. Joe is so friendly that he comes across as a flirt and that is something April is not looking for in a mate.
The citizens of the small town run the gamut from helpful and friendly to sneaky and sinister. The author brings them to life, as only Dorothy Garlock can.
I found there to be s few difficult-to-believe spots in the story; otherwise, I enjoyed this fourth book a great deal.
Jazz Age Series
1) The Edge of Town (2001)
2) High on a Hill (2002)
3) A Place Called Rainwater (2003)
**4) River Rising (2005)