While Molly McKenzie was upstairs in the McKenzie home over their general store, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie were shot in cold blood. After listening to Mollys description, the federal marshal, Hod Dolan, knows who the killers are.
Hod wants to use Molly as bait to lure the killers back to the store. She agrees, even though she does not like Hod, who seems to be cold and insulting. Still reeling from the loss of her parents, Molly isnt aware that there is a chemistry between them.
Author Dorothy Garlock weaves this story with some characters weve seen before especially Johnny Henry. She also gives an update on the other Dolan men and Henry Ann (from WITH HOPE). The author spends the time necessary to ensure that the secondary characters are clearly defined.
This is a quick story because I couldnt put the book down; its a delightful bit of Americana. Besides using her knowledge of the Depression Era, the author adds bits of nostalgia that add so much to the story. I still remember some of the songs and Burma Shave slogans that were popular in that time.
The Dolan Brothers
1. Ribbon in the Sky (1991)
2. With Hope (1998)
3. With Song (1999)
4. With Heart (1999)
5. After the Parade (2000)
This is an excellent book in a trilogy, though there was a 4th book put out later that two of the evolving/continous characters from this trilogy star in.
From the back cover"Seward County, Kansas, 1935. On a day when she was cheerfully singing a popular tune, Molly McKenzie barely noticed the dark sedan that pulled up in front of her family's store. Minutes later, a hail of bullets rained down on her parents and shattered her world. Hod Dolan, the federal agent determined to see justice done, know Molly can identify the gunmen, and soon proposes a trap using Molly as bait..."
Seward County, Kansas 1935. Molly McKenzie's world is shattered when gunmen pull into the family store. Hod Dolan, the federal agent, is determined to see justice done and needs Molly's help. Another good book by Dorothy Garlock.
Seward County Kansas 1935- Molly barely noticed the dark sedan pull up in front of her family's store. A hail of bullets rained down on her parents and suddenly her world will never be the same. Hod Dolan, the federal agent is determined to see justice done. He knows Molly can identify the gunman, so he wants to set a trap and use Molly as bait. Now with the killers poised to strike again and determined to keep Molly safe, Hod must learn to risk his heart. And Molly dare to love again...together they can get through the danger yet to come.
Very good. You get a great sense of the 1930's.
Great period writing. Garlock really sets a scene and evokes the American prairie.
Seward County, Kansas, 1935. Molly McKenzie tries to help the Federal agents to trap the people who killed her parents, eventually love seems possible.
Portrayal of the 1930's tragedy and love in a small town. Times were hard then. This book allows us to see what it was like then. We see how families stayed together and worked together in order to survive during this turbulent time. Even listeners who normally shun romances will enjoy this book, for the suspense, the interesting setting, and believable characters.
The series including "With Hope" "With Song" and "With Heart" are excellent. Very difficult to put down. I was disappointed there were only to be three in the series, until I learned the characters would be included in "After the Parade"
This is the first Dorothy Garlock book I've ever read and I love it! Talking about the old days is so interesting!