Rachel Watkins runs her family’s dilapidated boardinghouse in Carlson, Minnesota, while raising her orphaned niece and working as a midwife. Her older sister, Alice, lost her husband, Mason, in WWI before he knew she was pregnant, then died the day Charlotte was born. That was also the day Rachel’s mother retreated to her bedroom and stayed. Eight years later, Rachel is trying to save their home from a predatory banker, keep her drunken uncle in line, and fend off the advances of an odious boarder. Charlotte and her beloved dog find a desperately ill hobo. Rachel brings him to the house, and is stunned when she finds out who he is. This is classic Garlock: a dramatic story in which good triumphs over evil and everyone gets their just desserts. –Diana Tixier Herald –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 30, 2010)
A lovely story about the power of love and the ability to let go of the past and move on. Its the kinds of story that Hallmark would use to make a movie. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Garlock’s books.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dorothy Garlock has more than 20 million books in print world wide. The author of 49 published books is a native Texan, but considers Clear Lake, Iowa her home since moving here with her husband Herb Garlock Sr. in 1955. The mother of two and grandmother of three started her book-writing career in 1976 after working for 14 years as bookkeeper/columnist for the local newspaper. Always an avid reader and history buff, her success as a novelist came as a complete surprise to her.
Read more about Ms. Garlock here.
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