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High on a Hill (Jazz Age #2)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  453 ratings  ·  25 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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Dec 22, 2008 Christel rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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
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
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
Jill Twigg
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.
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 didnt 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 didnt relate to any of them. The most interesti ...more
Amy Leever
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 Miles
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.
Good story, very enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harper Haven
Another very good book by Farlock about a simpler time wih a little mystery and a little romance. I weill continue with this series
Marilyn Bonner
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.
alright tambi... sure youre ahead of me soooo, don't tell me nada....
This, too, was a good book... I enjoy this author.
Good clean read, with history and romance. Well done
Some things are better left to the imagination.
Janet Meeks
Another great! Recommend reading.
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.
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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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