Tenderness

Tenderness

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by Dorothy Garlock, Garlock
     
 

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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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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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446363709
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

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Tenderness 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK. EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS AND WHEN YOU DO I AM SURE YOU WILL READ ALL OF HER OTHER BOOKS. I AM A BIG FAN AND CANNOT WAIT TILL SHE WRITES THE NEXT ONE. A LOYAL FAN FROM ALABAMA
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Dorothy Garlock book I've read. One falls in love with the main characters Jesse & Wade immediately. This book is aptly named as their tenderness toward each other is refreshing. There are elements of nursing, which I enjoyed as well as historical fiction (set in early 1900's) and a mystery which is not revealed until the end --the mystery of who the 'Looker' could possibly be. Dorothy Garlock as you suspecting many of the characters as you read along. A lovely story with the 'old fashioned' girl meets boy along with many unsuspected twists & turns.
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This audio book was recommended to me by my mother. I absolutley loved this book,and hated to see it end. I will be reading more of her books in the future.