A good read by an author I had not read before.
Set in the Oklahoma oil fields during the 1920's, this story is well told, keeps you reading.
THE OILMEN OF RAINWATER CALL JILL JONES A LITTLE WILDCAT. SHE DOESN'T TAKE GUFF, AND SHE'LL USE A BROOMSTICK ON ANY ROUSTABOUT WHO DARES TO SPIT ON THE PORCH OF HER AUNT JUSTINE'S HOTEL. THE YOUNGEST OF THE JONES CLAN OF FERTILE, MISSOURI, JILL MAY FIND THAT HER BRAVADO IS NOT ENOUGH TO HANDLE WHAT LIES AHEAD: A FIGHT FOR THE HOTEL, A KILLER STALKING LOCAL WOMEN, AND THE ARRIVAL OF GOOD LOOKING TAKE CHARGE THAD TAYLOR, WHO AROUSES BOTH HER TEMPER AND DESIRES. DANGER IS ABOUT TO TURN JILLS WORLD UPSIDE DOWN, CALLING INTO QUESTION EVERYTHING SHE BELIEVES ABOUT HER AUNT, HER OWN STRENGTH OF WILL AND THE NEEDS OF HER HEART.
Good story and a good read.
GREAT GREAT BOOK> I JUST LOVE DOROTHY GARLOCK!!!
About a wildcat woman in the 1920s.
They are set in the 1920's during the depression. Here's brief synopsis from the back of this book: "Celebrating America's heritage of ideals and spirit, Dorothy Garlock creates an unforgettable portrait of a woman carving a place for herself in a man's world. Here is Oklahoma during the 1920's and the special men and women who followed the rush of black gold and their own wild, unstoppable dreams"
Great read. Main characters are full of spunk and lots of action. Essentially there are 3 romances which could each stand on their own in a seperate book (with a little flesh) but they are tied together by the actions of a killer in their midst.
The oilman of Rainwater call Jill Jones a little wildcat. She doesn't take guff and she'll use a broomstick on any roustabout who dares to spit on the porch of her aunt Justine's hotel. The youngest of the Jones clan of Fertile, Missouri, Jill may find that her bravado is not enough to handle what lies ahead: a fight for the hotel, a killer stalking local women, and the arrival of good-looking takecharge Thad Taylor, who arouses both her temper and diesires. Danger is about to turn Jill's world upside down, calling into question everything she believes about her aunt, her own strength of willl and the needs of her heart.
Typical Garlock romance - enjoyable, filled with well-defined characters in an interesting historical setting. Nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.
This book is pact with love action and adventure
jill jones and thad taylor are two great charachters in another wonderful Dorothy Garlock experiance!
I really enjoyed this book. All the books in this group were great!
I loved this series !! I now have a new author to look for! Great story and loved the characters..
This is the third book about the Jones family of Missouri and most of it takes place in the small oil boomtown of Rainwater, Oklahoma. Daughter Jill Jones has come to Oklahoma to help her ailing aunt, Justine Byers, run her hotel. However, Justine is not getting better and things are starting to happen in town.
Joe Jones and Thad Taylor (from the first story) are back and come to Rainwater to check that things are not too hard for Jill. The heroine is not one of my favorite Garlock characters. However, there are lots of cupids running around in this story and Laura's tale makes up for my irritation with Jill.
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)