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With song
Garlock, Dorothy.
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New York : Warner Books, 1999.
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440 pages ; 17 cm
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Molly barely noticed the sedan that pulled up in front of her family's store. Minutes later, a hail of bullets rained down on her parents. Hod Dolan, the federal agent knows she can identify the gunmen, and soon proposes a trap that uses Molly as bait.

Author Notes

Dorothy Garlock is a Texas native living in Clear Lake, Iowa, who quit her job as a newspaper columnist and reporter at the age of 49 to write novels. She entered her first novel in a contest and lost, but she sold the book. Now, over twenty years later, she has millions of copies in print and has had her work translated into 18 languages.

So many of her more than 40 books are set in the Old West that Dorothy Garlock has come to be classified as a Western Romance writer. She is a member of the Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Popular titles include Almost Eden, The Listening Sky, and Larkspur. With Hope is a gritty, unsentimental romance set in the Great Depression.

Dorothy Garlock also writes under the names Dorothy Glenn, Dorothy Philips and Johanna Phillips.

(Bowker Author Biography) Dorothy Garlock is an award-winning author with over 40 published novels. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Booklist Review

On a sunny afternoon in 1935, Molly McKenzie sang along with the radio in the apartment above her parents' general store in Seward County, Kansas, as they were gunned down by gangsters below. Witnessing the escape of the killers, Molly becomes the key witness and live bait in federal agent Hod Dolan's quest to bring the two men to justice. Hod claims to be Molly's fiance as a cover so he can move in with her and her aunt. As they wait for the gangsters to return, Hod and Molly grow close, which enrages one of Molly's admirers and may prove more of a threat than the killers. Garlock, "the Louis L'amour of romance," has taken a hiatus from her traditional westerns to write a trilogy set during the Great Depression that includes With Hope (1998), and will conclude with the forthcoming With Heart. Garlock's attention to period detail flavors her books in a way few writers can match, and makes it impossible to put her books down. --Melanie Duncan

Library Journal Review

This is the second in Garlock's wonderful Depression-era series and a sequel to With Hope and followed by With Heart. It is set in Deward County, KS, in 1935 and begins with young Molly McKenzie singing lightheartedly as she changes the sheets in the upstairs living quarters of McKenzie's General Store. When she hears a series of loud pops, she thinks her father is plaguing her mother with the latest shipment of firecrackers, but she looks out the front window to witness two men getting into a big black car. When she goes downstairs, she discovers that both her parents have been killed and the store robbed. Molly's world is further upset by the advent of Hod Dolan, a federal agent, who convinces Molly to let him use her as bait to lure the bad guys back to the scene of the crime, not realizing just how dangerous this will prove to be. Even listeners who normally shun romances will enjoy this narrative, read by Kate Forbes, for the suspense, the interesting setting, and great characters. Enthusiastically recommended for all public libraries. Barbara Perkins, Irving P.L., TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.