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Train From Marietta
Train From Marietta
Author: Dorothy Garlock
Katherine Tyler's cross-country train trip is unexpectedly derailed when she is kidnapped by an unscrupulous band of outlaws. Her worried father calls out the Texas Rangers, but only a cowboy named T. C. Castle knows the bend of south Texas well enough to catch the ringleader who's responsible. After freeing Katherine, T. C. spirits her away to ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446695312
ISBN-10: 0446695319
Publication Date: 3/22/2006
Pages: 416
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4 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Another good one from one of my favorite authors. This book is set in a time period you don't read about often. It is a welcome change.
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In 1933 Katherine Tyler heads from her home in New York to work for her uncle as a nurse in a San Francisco hospital. However, her father's business partner William has his nephew Eddy Jacobs, boyfriend to Kate's sister Susan, abetted by two thugs (Hayden and Squirrelly) kidnap her in West Texas during a train stop. William plans to use her as a pawn to extort money and other valuables from her affluent dad John.

Kate's desperate father ignores the warnings of bringing in the law; he contacts the Texas Rangers. In turn craggy rancher Tate Castle searches for and rescues Kate. Tate is shocked by his attraction to the seemingly frail city girl; she reciprocates his deep feelings. As they flee together she proves stronger than she looks, but his handicapped daughter Emily rejects her father finding a new love; even if Katherine is willing to give up everything for a ranch life in Texas.
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I love all her books and this was no exception. It is a wonderfully romantic and suspenseful story. I hope that she comes back with more books on some of these characters.
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Very, Very good book. Keeps you guessing.
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Garlock has great stories. This one is just as good as the rest!
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This book is typical Garlock, and that's a good thing. The story takes place in 1933; and this period between the wars is rarely used as a backdrop for a story (in my experience). Kate Tyler makes a passing comment about all the folks who don't have jobs. I was surprised that the amount of print used to place Adolph Hitler and the Depression in this span of years was rather skimpy.

Wealthy New Yorker, Kate Tyler was abducted from a Texas train and held for ransom. Although warned not to go to the authorities, her father contacts a Texas Ranger and asks for help. The Ranger, in turn, goes to his friend Tate Castle. This rancher lives near the location where the young woman was abducted -- and is one of the best trackers in the area.

The language used was incredibly simplistic; usually the author is much more eloquent. There were some things that Garlock did very well in this novel. Before our time, nurses were much more subservient to the physician. The author shows that in the way Kate, a nurse, asks the doctor for directions. I'd forgotten that aspect of older times until I read this book.

The author may have used super-simple words in this book, but she sure can write action! The last 1/3 of the book was edge-of-your-seat suspenseful; I couldn't put it down.

I didn't think this tome was one of her best, but she certainly wrote realistic action scenes!
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