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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Garlock Narrator: Susan Boyce Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611135626
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America’s Heartland, 1946. World War II has ended, and everyone is pursuing peacetime’s bright promise with fresh energy and hope. Newly arrived in a small Wisconsin town, Christina Tucker now dares to chase her long-cherished dreams: put her wartime nursing skills to use and reconnect with country life. But helping a shell-shocked veteran recover soon tests her determination and stirs up town memories best left buried. She has no choice but to turn to her patient’s seemingly irresponsible brother, Tyler Sutter.

A restless ex-soldier, Tyler can’t believe this pretty, ladylike nurse can heal his family. Yet as Christina begins to understand Tyler’s own fears, the two grow close, then closer still as a terrible secret sparks one man’s violent, vengeful spree. With both the guilty and the innocent in harm’s way, Tyler and Christina must face all their fears—or never live to see the future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Few authors capture the atmosphere and voices of the heartland during the mid-twentieth century like Garlock. She completes her Tucker family trilogy with a tender, realistic look at small-town America after WWII and what war can do to those who fought and those who waited at home. Crisp prose and simple words cannot hide the powerful underlying lessons of loss, friendship, brotherly love, family ties, and the simple acts of kindness that bind a community.”

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  • There is nothing better than Dorothy Garlock at her best. Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author
  • “All the hallmarks of a Garlock historical romance are here, including a feisty heroine, a tortured hero, nicely drawn details of the era, and evil antagonists.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 12/4/2013

    " Post ww ll love story. Chick book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 11/16/2013

    " An enjoyable story, a variety of characters with human faults, with enough backstory to make them real. At first I was jolted into confusion by Garlock's use of semicolons; but after a while I learned to accept them and move on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin Brennan | 10/29/2013

    " Enjoy many of Dorothy Garlock's books, but not this one. Something about the characters grates and doesn't ring true. Finished the book, but... Hopefully her next book will be better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/25/2013

    " This book was a little all over the place for me and I didn't feel like there was enough emphasis on the developing romance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane Davis | 3/23/2013

    " This book was good but got a bit to violent for my taste since it was supposed to be a romance of sorts... I have liked most of Dorothy Garlocks books that I have read but wasn't so crazy about this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 12/10/2012

    " Pretty good story.Not as good as previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 11/28/2012

    " As always Dorothy Garlock writes stories that seem realistic for the time period. Good story and of course I like happy endings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 8/12/2012

    " Sweet story with a little suspense mixed in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/10/2012

    " I loved this book. Actually, I listened to it on CD. I have found that a lot of books are very well suited for listening on CD, at least for me. But this one was easy to follow; it was a delightful story. There was nothing spectacular about it, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie Neligan | 2/1/2012

    " A good story set in the aftermath of WWII. Small Midwest town with it's own secrets and surprises that slowly are revealed to a nurse who takes what she thinks will be a quiet job working in a doctor's office. Sinister characters and a little romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suka | 12/12/2011

    " Really liked this book. Dorothy Garlock is always a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 12/10/2011

    " I liked this. The time period is one I don't often read. The storyline kept me interested, but there were too many villians for one small town. The love triangle made me a bit uncomfortable, but I wanted to know how it was resolved. (A lot of names starting with "C". What was up with that?) "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy GarlockDorothy Garlock is the author of over 50 novels that have sold over 15 million copies and are published in 15 languages. She lives in Iowa.
About the Narrator

Susan Boyce is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has worked onstage at Trinity Repertory Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major ragtime and traditional jazz festival in the United States.