The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock

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Read The Nearness of You Online Free - Hooper's Crossing, New York, 1952. The post-war boom seems a million miles away . . . especially for a sheltered librarian who longs for the adventure and excitement of the big city.

New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It's all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won't ease up on her. So she spends her days working at the library and her nights hoping life doesn't pass her by . . . until the Fall Festival. As tourists fill the streets, the crisp autumn air sneaks in-as does the thrill of a far more dangerous kind.

Some men have a gift for avoiding trouble. Professional photographer Boone Tatum isn't one of them. In fact, that penchant for trouble is exactly what landed Boone in this small town in the middle of nowhere in the first place. Yet the moment he meets beautiful Lily Denton and snaps her photograph, everything changes. Suddenly leaving is the furthest thing from Boone's mind-or his heart.

But danger has slipped silently into this sleepy town, marking Lily as its own. And Lily and Boone's dream of a life together is thrown into peril-unless Lily finds the courage to stand up for herself and a man she only just met . . . and can't live without.

Title : The Nearness of You
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ISBN : 1455527351
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


CMDH rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

Bad boys. Why are they so tempting, so intriguing? Each generation of parents tend to forget the lesson 'the tighter you hold on, the more irresistible your kids will find the inappropriate'. Such is the case in Dorothy Garlock's The Nearness of You. Set in the small town of Harpers Crossing, NY...

Crystal rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2017

It has been a really long time since I have had the chance to read a book by Dorothy Garlock. When I started reading , I quickly remembered why I loved her work. This is a wonderful story with characters that quickly became friends. Lily Denton is a smart, strong, young lady that loves her father...

Evie rated it ★★★★☆

July 07, 2017

I fell in love with this book cover and thought the story had to be good so I didn't even bother reading the blurb. I'm pleased to say my gut feeling didn't let me down. The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock is the perfect beach read. It's a lighthearted romance with a sprinkle here and there of...

Barb rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2017

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. Lil...

books are love rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

Received in exchange for a honest review. Overall I enjoyed the story. I loved seeing Lily gather the courage to go after her dream. I loved Boone gain a new perspective and be brought down to earth but also fall in love. I enjoyed watching Lily’s dad see things through his daughter and loosen up...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2017

It has been long overdue since I have read anything from this author. I have not come across a book that I didn't like from this author. After reading this book, I can guarantee you that I won't let that happen again. Dorothy Garlock is in the same arena as Nicholas Sparks. There is so much life...

A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The story flowed beautifully and was so well written, I couldn’t put it down. It has that easy, classic style which makes the book a winner. It is set in Hooper’s Crossing, America in 1952, but honestly could be set any time and any place. The characters are...

Dixie rated it ★★★★★

July 21, 2017

Dorothy Garlock at her best. love her.

Virginia rated it ★★★★☆

January 15, 2018

This was a good read. It was entertaining. Small town girl meets big city boy!

Chelse rated it ★★★★★

June 24, 2017

I loved this story. It is beautifully written and I was drawn into the story from the first chapter. This is the first book I have read by Dorothy Garlock and I’m excited to read more by this author.

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