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Hope's Highway (Route 66 #2)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  320 ratings  ·  19 reviews
In Depression-era America, U.S. Route 66 beckoned to those who yearned for a better life. Now beloved author Dorothy Garlock celebrates the dreamers who rode westward on...

Margie Kinnard is thrilled when the father she barely knows agrees to take her to California. For years, she's yearned to try her luck in Hollywood. But her troubles start the moment she
Mass Market Paperback, 417 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Warner Books (first published January 2001)
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Sep 24, 2012 Shawna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
This was my first Dorothy Garlock book and I hope all her books are as good as this one. These characters and story line while give you day dreams well after you are finished reading the book. I would love to see someone's interpretation of this on the big screen.
Set in the mid 1930���s, Hope���s Highway follows a group of travelers along Route 66 as they make their way to California. Immediately gripping, this book was hard to put down. I finished it in four days. The cover art is pretty good if you look close, but the color and garish author name make the book look like a sappy romance novel, which it really isn���t. It���s a painless history lesson wrapped in romantic suspense. I always thought history was boring but if it had been told it this way, i ...more
Garlock at one of her best. Reasonable love story along Route 66 to California. Some wavering between the periods, e.g., at the end when reference to the sheriff switched to contemporary terminology of police. Would loved to have heard how Homer got his just desserts and Sugar got off too easy. Nice escapism into fiction...a good read.
This was not my usual pick of books. However, I'm glad I took a step outside the norm and read this. Great characters, good story, with a little bit of everything: romance, adventure, comedy, family crap, and edge of the seat action.
This was a fine "fluff" read. I enjoyed the characters and the time period (Depression-era travelers on Route 66 to California). There were times when I had trouble figuring out who was "speaking" due to the way the book is written, and that was a bit distracting. Also, at times the dialogue was simplistic and focused on ho-hum details ... but, it's not supposed to be a literary masterpiece, and it is a great book to read just to escape for awhile. I will read more of her books.
Garlock's era style and either solid citizens or evil thug characters are dependable. This is not my favorite by her, since Margie was too hysterical for my taste, and i am not quite sure what got her and Brady over the hurtful things they said to each other in the beginning (which were pretty bad) and into love, since nothing in their situation has changed. The secondary characters, as usual, were awesome, love Anna Marie and Grace, Rusty and his dad, Jody and Deke
Mar 03, 2008 Christel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any romance reader
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What is it about Dorothy Garlock's books that I cannot put them down until I finish them?? I stayed up all night to finish this book. Love it!!! Just something about her writing where you actually feel what you are reading. I can not wait till I can read the other books that I have recently gotten.
Foul-language WARNING!!!
I absolutely LOVE D. Garlock, but I was a bit surprised to read such bad language in this book.....
the story, as always, is wonderful.....full of heartache and overcoming life's little hiccups....
but be warned.....not the usual WHOLESOME D. Garlock....
Jul 28, 2011 Sarah added it
I hope theres a part two to this wonderful novel. I didn't want it to end. Dorothy takes you on a fabulous adventure that you really feel apart of. You can see the landscape and weather as you read along.
I love these Dorothy Garlock books I recommended! I read some of her older ones, and I did not like them. That is why I included all of my favorite Garlock books, but not all of other authors.
Ray or Deanna Hicklin
For anyone having lived near U.S. Route 66, this is very interesting reading. This is one of the series of these books.
Danee Marquand
I just finished this book and loved it! I don't think I have ever read a Dorothy Garlock book I haven't loved.
Like most Garlock novels...good story for when you want "down time." Not too much thought envolved, just enjoyment.
Wonderful heartwarming story. Like Garlock's books.
I remember this one. Good story
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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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