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Train from Marietta
Train from Marietta
Author: Dorothy Garlock
ISBN-13: 9780446616041
ISBN-10: 0446616044
Publication Date: 12/1/2006
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Large Print edition.
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This was a very good book about a woman who everyone thinks is fragile, but proves her strength and ability during a trying adventure.
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excellent romance
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Garlock has great stories. This one is just as good as the rest!
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Very, Very good book. Keeps you guessing.
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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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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 have to say this is the worst Dorothy Garlock I have ever read!!! Someone else must have written this book because it has none of the qualities of her other books.
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Another good Garlock book!!
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LARGE PRINT VERSION
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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!
4 stars
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With the city in the depths of the Depression, and marriage to the right blue-blood seemingly the only thing to which a rich young woman should aspire, Kate becomes a nurse and works hard and long in a clinic for the desperately poor.
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I loved this book
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a good adventure and romantic story I really enjoyed this one
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This is a great story set back in the "old days." A city girl from the East takes the train to California to a new job. She gets kidnapped, and a "cowboy" from the train enters into the story. Lots of action and a good story line. I couldn't figure out who was doing the kidnapping until almost the end of the story. Good characters that come to life as you read. Dorothy Garlock is a master writer at this type of story. If you haven't read any of her books, I highly recommend them if you like romances that take place in America.
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Very Good!!
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The story is set in 1933 and is about a young city woman who is kidnapped off a train in Texas. Her only hope lies with Tate Castle, a struggling rancher who tries to rescue Kate to repay a favor from a friend. With a young daughter to raise and a heartbreak in his own past, this ex-tracker isn't about to take any more risks than necessary. Kate, however, shows she has more grit than he expected. Pretty good book one of her better ones.
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After celebrating the triumph of the American spirit in her acclaimed Route 66 trilogy, best selling author Dorothy Garlock takes readers on an unforettable journey to a unique time and place-a world of unquenchable dreams and irrepressible hope. Born into a wealthy New York City family, KAte Tyler never fit in with high society... and became a nurse to tend to the desperate poor of the depression. Offered the chance to work in a large California hospital, Kate departs for the West- and is kidnapped right off the cross-country train and held for ransom in the most lawless part of Texas. Her only hope lies with TAte Castle, a struggling rancher who will try to rescue this city woman to repay a favor from a friend. With a young daughter to raise and heartbreak in his own past, this ex-tracker is not about to take any more risks than necessary. But the pretty blonde shows she has the more grit that he thought, sparking an attraction he never saw coming. All the while a relentless villain vows to derail Kate for good.
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Born into a wealthy New York City family, Katge Tyler never fit in with high society. She to the shame of her step mother becomes a nurse to tend to the desparate poor of the Depression. Offered the chance to work in a California hospital, Kate is only too happy to leave New York behind and departs for the west coast by train. She is kidnapped from the train and held for ransom in the most lawless part of Texas. He only hope lies with Tate Castle, a struggling rancher who agrees to try and rescue this woman to repay a favor from a Texas Ranger to whom her owes much. With a young crippled daughter to raise and heartbreak in his own past, this ex-tracker is not about to take any more risks than absolutely necessary. But the pretty blonde shows she has more grit than he thought, sparking an attraction he never saw coming. All the while a relentless villian with close ties to her father vows to derail Kate for good.
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I enjoyed it very much!
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Interesting tale of a young woman kidnapped from a train enroute to California. Takes place during the 40s, includes romance and mystery.
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Born into a wealthy New York City family, Kate Tyler never fit in with high society....and became a nurse to tend to the desperate poor of the Depression. Offered the chance to work in a large California hospital, Kate departs for the West-and is kidnapped right off the cross-country train and held for ransom in the most lawless part of Texas. Her only hope lies with Tate Castle, a struggling rancher who will try to rescue this city woman to repay a favor from a friend. With a young daughter to raise and heartbreak in his own past, this ex-tracker is not about to take any more risks than necessary, But the pretty blonde shows she has more grit than he thought, sparking an attraction he never saw coming. All the while a relentless villain vows to derail Kate for good.
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Another excellent book from an excellent author.
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Very touching story. A read that will stay with you for awhile and you'll find yourself wishing it would last a little longer. No wasted time spent with these pages. Beautiful story.
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Loved it! Hooked from the first page. Easy reading, interesting plot.
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very god book if you like cowboy heros