The oilmen of Rainwater call Jill Jones a little wildcat She doesn t take guff, and she ll use a broomstick on any roustabout who dares to spit on the porch of her Aunt Justine s hotel The youngest of the Jones clan of Fertile, Missouri, Jill may find that her bravado is not enough to handle what lies ahead a fight for the hotel, a killer stalking local women, and the arrival of good looking, take charge Thad Taylor, who arouses both her temper and desires Danger is about to turn Jill s world upside down, calling into question everything she believes about her aunt, her own strength of willand the needs of her heart


10 thoughts on “A Place Called Rainwater

  1. Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo says:

    A great mystery and romance book My first Dorothy Garlock book but definitely won t be my last Based in an oil boom town in Oklahoma in the 1920 s The younger of the Joneses, Jill, has come to town to run her ailing aunts hotel Is it safe for a young beautiful girl in a rough town that s lacking of enough woman It won t take long for her brother and his friends to show up in Rainwater to protect Jill and Justine What secrets is their Aunt Justine keeping Several very sweet romances bloom A great mystery and romance book My first Dorothy Garlock book but definitely won t be my last Based in an oil boom town in Oklahoma in the 1920 s The younger of the Joneses, Jill, has come to town to run her ailing aunts hotel Is it safe for a young beautiful girl in a rough town that s lacking of enough woman It won t take long for her brother and his friends to show up in Rainwater to protect Jill and Justine What secrets is their Aunt Justine keeping Several very sweet romances bloom while everyone is trying to figure out who can be trusted and who can t be Then there is murder and who could have committed such a terrible crime


  2. Melissa Melissa says:

    This book was almost another disappointment for me In it, we are reintroduced to old characters, Jill, Joe, and Thad from the first book they, with the exception of Thad are siblings of the main character and are introduced to several new characters.Jill has traveled to Rainwater, an oil town, to take over the running of a Motel while her namesake Aunt is sick Not shortly after she arrives, Thad comes along to look after her until her brother Joe gets there.Unfortunately, while she and Thad This book was almost another disappointment for me In it, we are reintroduced to old characters, Jill, Joe, and Thad from the first book they, with the exception of Thad are siblings of the main character and are introduced to several new characters.Jill has traveled to Rainwater, an oil town, to take over the running of a Motel while her namesake Aunt is sick Not shortly after she arrives, Thad comes along to look after her until her brother Joe gets there.Unfortunately, while she and Thad are out on a walk, they find the headless body of a woman All signs point to the rich oil baron of the town, at least the signs pointed out by Lloyd Madison, a lawyer with a strange red devil mark on his face.Madison doesn t just cause trouble for the oil baron though, he also seems to like to antagonize Jill s aunt for a reason unknown to all but the aunt He also likes to stir others into a frenzy when it suits him.The story revolves around finding the killer and the budding romance between Thad and Jill There s a lot of drama and mystery with just a touch of a love story thrown in.Like the other two novels I ve read by her, this one shares a common theme In each of the three books thus far in the Missouri series, at least one girl is a victim of a rape There is also a great deal of mentioning breasts While I can understand these as use for plot motives, does it have to be in every single book Some variety would be nice In addition, this one s language and the character s actions still don t fit with the time period.Garlock s writing is nice but I wonder if she wouldn t be better suited to write about a different time period Her language and the character s actions would much fit better for around the fifties or sixties She does tend to be pretty crude at times and has no problems with profanity or sexual descriptions in her books.I m not sure if I ll be reading anybooks by Garlock It might be tempting just to see if she adds the same elements to every other book she writes But any they are just different variations on the same theme.A Place Called RainwaterCopyright 2003404 pages plus notes


  3. Christel Christel says:

    Every book of Dorothy Garlock s I have read have been fantastic She can tell a story to where you can see the events happening in your mind as you read along.The rough and tumble oilmen of Rainwater, Oklahoma, call Jill Jones a little wildcat She doesn t take guff, and she will use a broomstick on any roustabout who dares spit on the porch of her Aunt Justine s Hotel.Feisty as she is, Jill has her hands full in an oil town where men outnumber women 4 to 1 But her bravado may not be enough to Every book of Dorothy Garlock s I have read have been fantastic She can tell a story to where you can see the events happening in your mind as you read along.The rough and tumble oilmen of Rainwater, Oklahoma, call Jill Jones a little wildcat She doesn t take guff, and she will use a broomstick on any roustabout who dares spit on the porch of her Aunt Justine s Hotel.Feisty as she is, Jill has her hands full in an oil town where men outnumber women 4 to 1 But her bravado may not be enough to handle what lies ahead a fight for the hotel, a killer stalking local women and the arrival of handdsome Thad Taylor, a neighbor fromback in Fertile, Missouri Disapproving of Jill s independence, Thaad appoints himself her protector He is unwelcome, bossy and the last man Jill wants butting into her life He is attracting every female in town but arousing feelings that Jill can t handle.Just a very touching love story set in the Oil boom times of Oklahoma


  4. Stacy Stacy says:

    Ugh, I don t even know where to start with this First of all, I hated the main love story of this Thad was an asshat and he was pushy and overbearing and abusive to Jill but it was all supposed to just be okay because he was just trying to prove to her that she really liked him He actually forced himself on her not complete rape but kissing and groping twice and then was flabbergasted that she was crying and seemed mad at him And no one else seemed to think anything of the unhealthy relati Ugh, I don t even know where to start with this First of all, I hated the main love story of this Thad was an asshat and he was pushy and overbearing and abusive to Jill but it was all supposed to just be okay because he was just trying to prove to her that she really liked him He actually forced himself on her not complete rape but kissing and groping twice and then was flabbergasted that she was crying and seemed mad at him And no one else seemed to think anything of the unhealthy relationship brewing between them The only reason I kept reading this book was Hunter and Laura I could have read about book about just them Plus I really wanted to see Lloyd Madison get what was coming to him because he was a creep


  5. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    Really enjoyed it I liked Thad despite our introduction to him and his unfortunate name His interactions with Jill on at least one occasion could be interpreted as dub con, however re kiss grope Thought initial sl t comment was a bit too harsh even tramp would ve been better since what the character really meant IMO was common I like a bit of suspense so it was nice to have that along with romancehated Lloyd and was waiting for him to get caught the whole time because he s the wors Really enjoyed it I liked Thad despite our introduction to him and his unfortunate name His interactions with Jill on at least one occasion could be interpreted as dub con, however re kiss grope Thought initial sl t comment was a bit too harsh even tramp would ve been better since what the character really meant IMO was common I like a bit of suspense so it was nice to have that along with romancehated Lloyd and was waiting for him to get caught the whole time because he s the worst There were two other comments in the book I felt could ve been left out one re fat, one re ugly but other than that, very sweet It has frenemies he riles her up to lovers and an interesting time period I ve not read much of in fiction


  6. Debra Debra says:

    OkayI have always enjoyed Ms Garlocks books, but was a bit disappointed in this one The h was too silly.


  7. Sara Sara says:

    very good


  8. Charles W Black Charles W Black says:

    Excellent bookAn exciting read that keeps you reading, this is the 5th book by this author that I have read, I plan on reading .


  9. Pamela Pamela says:

    Very dated Very knight in shining armor, so not really my thing Characters were very shallow and I really didn t care about any of them.


  10. Debsb Debs_b_hotmail.com Debsb Debs_b_hotmail.com says:

    Semi interesting story line, but the dialogue just irritated the snot out of me.