Saturday, November 12, 2011

Come a Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock

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.
Dr. 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.
Come a Little CloserCome a Little Closer by Dorothy Garlock

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.

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