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When nurse April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri, she's looking forward to life in this picturesque town. But while Fertile might seem as pristine as April's starched white uniforms, it's anything but. Soon the spunky blonde is fighting her attraction to Joe Jones, who has "heartbreaker" written all over him; staring down malicious gossips; and fending off a suitor whoWhen nurse April Asbury arrives in Fertile, Missouri, she's looking forward to life in this picturesque town. But while Fertile might seem as pristine as April's starched white uniforms, it's anything but. Soon the spunky blonde is fighting her attraction to Joe Jones, who has "heartbreaker" written all over him; staring down malicious gossips; and fending off a suitor who's up to no good. In a town where tensions are rising faster than the river, and a widow schemes for her revenge, April must hang on tight to the man she loves...if they're both to survive....

Title : River Rising
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ISBN : 9780446611718
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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River Rising Reviews

  • Chris
    2019-02-04 21:23

    Love the sense of humor in this book, my favorite of Garlock's books.

  • Jill
    2019-02-12 23:01

    I enjoyed the story. I wasn't as pulled in by the plot as I was with the first story I read by Garlock. I thought the characters weren't quite as well developed (the new ones, I mean), as previous books. Still, the plot was interesting and I liked it.

  • Jeanne
    2019-02-13 23:17

    A decent romance story. I always like a happy ending.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-03 19:19

    I wasn't even aware there was a fourth book in the Missouri series, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the next Garlock novel I chose happened to be it. While there are references to the previous three books in this novel, it is not necessary to read them as there was enough detail provided to read this one as a standalone.April Ashbury has just moved to Fertile, Missouri to start her job as nurse and assistant to the local doctor. Unfortunately though, its raining hard and her car gets stuck in the mud. She sludges her way through the mud and ends up on the doorstep of Joe Jones, a handsome local farmer. Joe takes an instant liking to her and sets about pursuing her, but he has a lot of competition. Several of the men are charmed by this new nurse and make special trips to the doctors with "ailments" to be treated.There are other worse things going on the town than friendly competition however. Malicious gossips, heated rivalries, and a flood threatens the normally peaceful town of Fertile. April and Joe are in the thick of it and it could cause them to question the feelings they have for each other. Not to mention April has a stalker to contend with as well, even if she doesn't know it.The characters in this are mostly charming. There are of course some evil terrible people as well, but Garlock includes some "grey" characters as well which is nice compared to some of her earlier stories. April was likable and there was good chemistry with her and Joe. Some of the other characters could use some more detail, but it wasn't anything so glaring as to take away from the story.Garlock's writing is always colorful and interesting. She doesn't leave any of the squeamish bits out. There is sex, violence, rape, etc. and caution should be used if you are offended by these things and read Garlock. Her dialogue is always witty and while I can never picture real people saying some of the things her character's say but its extremely entertaining.It was a good book and a nice continuation of the story. There were some crazy hard to believe aspects of the plot, but overall it was a a great story. I'm definitely going to go check if there's a fifth book in the series.River RisingCopyright 2005388 pagesReview by M. Reynard 2010

  • Opal
    2019-01-28 18:02

    I felt like I lived in Fertile for a few weeks . The story line was nice with out a lot of repetitiveness.A little romance but not mushy . I did find that I could not wait to get back to reading it . The Jones family were a loving well liked bunch . The nurse fit right in . I enjoyed the story .

  • Amy
    2019-02-18 23:25

    I bought this book at the library for $0.33. I think I got my money's worth, but not much more.

  • Sherry
    2019-02-02 20:01

    Love her books. Lot of them set in the 1930's.

  • Louise
    2019-02-16 21:21

    Good, fast paced story with drama and humour

  • Tammy
    2019-02-06 21:18

    I really enjoyed this whole series from Dorothy Garlock. Kind of predictable, but still enjoyable reading.

  • Janet Meeks
    2019-02-13 18:23

    This whole series was an excellent read. Highly recommend reading. I kind of want more, with the stories of the other siblings.

  • Beth Thompson
    2019-02-16 18:20

    Dorothy Garlock's books are a favorite of mine. I liked knowing about all the characters in the series

  • Laura
    2019-02-14 18:15

    This book had the grossest, creepiest B plot ever. And the A plot was nothing to write home about. Blech.

  • Liz
    2019-02-03 16:24

    A quick read with charming characters but sinister element underneath left me feeling icky. I felt there were several actions/thoughts that didn't seem plausible for Depression-era in the South.

  • Keri
    2019-01-19 21:58

    This was a first Garlock read for me. I enjoyed the humor in it, and the story was great. I wasnt impressed with the scandal-it kind of creeped me out, but I did love the lines and humor