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High on a Hill (Jazz Age #2)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  536 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Annabel Lee Donovan may be a bootlegger's daughter, but she is also a lady. The slim, dark-haired young woman desperately wants her father to leave "the business" and settle down in one place. Instead, their latest move, done in the middle of the night with the help of henchmen Boone and Spinner, brings her to an ordinary house high on a hill above Henderson, Missouri. Yet ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2002)
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Christel
Feb 08, 2008 Christel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any romance reader
Recommended to Christel by: website and previous books by the author
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Another great book from Dorothy Garlock. This is a companion to the ones written about Fertile, Missouri during the depression and prohibition. Gangsters, bootlegging and clannish families from the hills. I love the way ms. Garlock writes her stories. You feel like you are actually there during that time. Just a great period romanctic read
Carrie
Mar 22, 2010 Carrie rated it liked it
I like the era these stories are set in (Jazz age 1920s)and there is alway action in the plot. I never guess who the bad guy is,a surprise every time. I will be curious to try some of her older books to see what the writing is like. There seems to be a great preocupation with young girls being raped by older men in the community and having to live with the consequences. I'm not sure if that has something to do with the era the stories are written in or if this is an overarching theme for her boo ...more
Melissa
Jan 26, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it
I didn't like this one as well as "On the Edge of Town". In this story, there are a whole new set of characters. But a few return from the first book, mainly Jack Jones and Corbin, the lawman from the first book. A few other characters are mentioned as well but they don't play as active a role in the book.

Anabelle Lee is the daughter of a bootlegger. They have moved out to a farm in the woods along with Boone and Spinner, her father's helpers. Here they plan on pulling off one last large job bef
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Patsy
May 02, 2015 Patsy rated it liked it
OK story line - but a little too lovey.
Annabel Lee Donovan may be a bootlegger's daughter, but she is also a lady. The slim, dark-haired young woman desperately wants her father to leave "the business" and settle down in one place. Instead, their latest move, done in the middle of the night with the help of henchmen Boone and Spinner, brings her to an ordinary house high on a hill above Henderson, Missouri. Yet this place, Annabel will soon discover, is different, for what is about to happen her
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jimtown
Mar 05, 2012 jimtown rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
Usually the first chapter of a Dorothy Garlock book has me right away but I had a harder time getting into this one so I skipped over it to read the third book second. Then I backtracked to this one. It took a good four chapters to capture my interest and even then I found I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first in the series. I think the books are always more enjoyable if you can relate to at least one of the characters. In this book, I really didn't relate to any of them. The most interes ...more
Jill Twigg
Jul 27, 2015 Jill Twigg rated it it was amazing
I had never read a book from that era before, 1920's. I really enjoyed it. A story of murder and bootlegging with hillbillies thrown in the mix. An ex-cop stumbles across a bootlegging outfit while looking for a family friend. Therein he gets mixed up in a Hatfield and Mccoy type war among hillbillies and murder. A whodunnit mystery with a love story.
Cheryl
Sep 18, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Garlock has a way of bring the past to life and this is no exception. Annabel, Corbin, Tess, and Boone leap off the pages as you are drawn into their lives. Even the town of Henderson is vividly painted. The second book in the Missouri series can easily be a stand alone book, but you will want to read the series.
Mary
Dec 27, 2009 Mary rated it it was ok
Set in the countryside of Missouri, mid 1920's, Prohibition times, an okay story of a young woman who is caught in the middle of a family business and those who try to take it away. Don't know that I'd recommend this to anyone, although it was easy reading, and I did want to find out "who done it?" at the end.
Amy Leever
May 08, 2014 Amy Leever rated it really liked it
It was a nice story. I didn't like the way it ended so abruptly, I think the author could have gone into more detail of how they moved and settled in a new town after all they'd been through. However it was a really nice story. I enjoyed it.
Marilyn Bonner
Feb 29, 2012 Marilyn Bonner rated it liked it
Not enough going on to keep my attention in this book. It took me a while to read but it got better in the last 100 pages.
Brooke
Feb 17, 2011 Brooke rated it liked it
alright tambi... sure youre ahead of me soooo, don't tell me nada....
Pam George
Jan 07, 2016 Pam George rated it really liked it
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Connie
Mar 02, 2010 Connie rated it it was amazing
This series is great, I wasn't aware that it was part of a series until I got into it and started recognizing names. It was a really good story with some twists and turns.
Christine
Sep 24, 2012 Christine rated it liked it
I didn't finish reading this one. I did get almost half way thru, kind of hard to believe that no one knew what she was up too- the smell? the drop offs? seemed a bit far fectched for Miss Garlock.
Rosie
Jun 01, 2009 Rosie rated it it was amazing
loved it
Janet Meeks
Mar 08, 2013 Janet Meeks rated it it was amazing
Another great! Recommend reading.
Marilyn Miles
Jun 27, 2014 Marilyn Miles rated it really liked it
This is a great read. It was hard to put down and lingered with me after I finished. Now I want to read the rest of her books.
Doina Condrea
Apr 22, 2012 Doina Condrea rated it it was amazing
Phenomenally accurate description of the time period and the setting and small time life. It takes you on an emotional roller-coaster. Believable characters and situations. Simply amazing.
Harper Haven
Apr 27, 2010 Harper Haven rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
Another very good book by Farlock about a simpler time wih a little mystery and a little romance. I weill continue with this series
Sunny
Jul 18, 2008 Sunny rated it it was ok
Some things are better left to the imagination.
Susannah
Jul 23, 2015 Susannah rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
At first I thought, 'Eh.' But I'm finding myself thinking about the characters weeks later, so in retrospect the book is not as poor as I'd originally thought.
Jtp
Apr 05, 2011 Jtp rated it really liked it
Another good book by Ms. Garlock. It took me a while to read this one, just not enough going on to keep my attention for long periods of time. I liked how everything came together at the end.
Kassie
Apr 28, 2010 Kassie rated it really liked it
This, too, was a good book... I enjoy this author.
Barbi
Oct 07, 2015 Barbi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very enjoyable book. The characters were well-written and likable/dislikable.

It was neat to read a book with a more in-depth look at the Prohibittion era.
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Dorothy Garlock is from Texas, but lived for a long time with her family in Iowa. Her romance novels have been translated into over 20 languages.

The mother of two and grandmother of three started her book-writing career in 1976 after working for 14 years as bookkeeper/columnist for the local newspaper. She had received 21 awards from various magazines and writer's groups. She was selected as Outst
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