Dorothy Garlock Tenderness

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Tenderness

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Deep in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Jesse Forbes delivers babies and tends to the sick with a feisty bravery. But her courage may doom rebel Wade Simmer, who's been branded a troublemaker by the powerful Harper family, and when the whole town blames Wade for a horrible crime, Jesse must prove his innocence -- and her love.

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Dorothy Garlock is one of America's--and the world's--favorite novelists. She is the nationally bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty romances that often feature the exciting backdrop of the Old West. Her books, all enthusiastically reviewed, now total more than eight million copies in print with translations in fifteen languages. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Nurse Jesse Forbes first meets Wade Simmer when she rides out in 1902 to combat scarlet fever among rural families outside Harpersville, Tenn. Wade is considered somewhat dangerous: he is a loner and folks suspect he might be "The Looker," a man who has been breaking into homes and blindfolding and fondling women. Jesse finds that Wade is a charming, if mercurial man who seems dedicated to obtaining an education for Jody, a young black boy he has taken under his wing. Jesse returns to town to discover that her father, Dr. Hollis Forbes, has hired Louella Lindstrom to be a housekeeper and help care for Jesse's half-siblings, Susan and Todd. Louella, a "greedy, manipulating" woman, conceals her poisonous personality from Hollis, on whom she has designs. Jesse is outraged that a mere housekeeper has such aspirations--an intriguing contrast to the book's benevolence toward Jody's hopes. When Garlock's ( A Gentle Giving ) story stays with simple, small-town characters and events, like Jesse's nursing and Wade's hesitant courtship, it is fairly successful (the contrived "Looker" subplot aside). But her attempts to make Louella a major criminal fall flat.
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