“The Nearness of You” by Dorothy Garlock

I have been reading Dorothy Garlock’s books for years.  Her latest are usually set in the 30’s or 40’s, which is my favorite time to read about.  “The Nearness of You” will be published in July, 2017.  This novel is set in 1937 in Hooper’s Crossing, Hew York during their famous Harvest Festival.  Lily Denton is the overprotective mayor’s daughter and she really wants to get away from this little town.  She plans on running away with her friend, Jane, but at the last minute gets cold feet and backs out.  In the meantime, two small-time crooks are planning to rob the town bank after all the money from the festival ends up there.  Life magazine is sending a team of writer and photographer to do a spread on small town festivals.  Boone Tatum is a well-traveled photographer who is not happy at being saddled with this hick assignment.  As always, in Ms. Garlock’s stories, there is a hint of romance (maybe more than a hint) and a hint of mayhem involving the characters.  This book did not fail to provide the story I was expecting.  A light novel, but with characteristic twists and turns.  Check out her other books too.  You will be glad you did.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s