It's 1946, after the end of WWII, and Christina Tucker decides to take a nursing job in the small town of Longstock, Wisconsin and to pursue the life she had wanted before the war's outbreak.Come a Little Closer by Dorothy GarlockDr. Samuel Barlow was born and raised in Longview and has been serving as the town's physicican for almost thirty years. He's a stubborn sort, but has a good heart. Unbeknownst to his new nurse, Dr. Barlow is hiding demons from his time in World War I, as is Dr. Barlow's sister Claires' two sons -- both of whom are eagerly vieing for Christina's affections.Dr. Barlow is well-regarded by the people of Longview, except for one man: Morris Doyle. Morris believes that his younger brother Jimmy died as a result of Barlow's shoddy care and he is determined to punish the doctor for what he's done -- even if it means hurting those the doctor loves most, including Christina Tucker.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was an easy read. It's a sweet love story of post WWII and the power of bringing demons plaguing the soul to light in order to heal. Christina is a strong protagonist that doesn't make me hit my head on the wall with stupidity but brings personality and strong will to the story. Addiction is also a subject of discussion as many of the characters struggle with one form or another.
A pleasant read.