It's 1946, after the end of WWII, and Christina Tucker decides to take a nursing job in the small town of Longstock, Wisconsin and to pursue the life she had wanted before the war's outbreak. Dr. Samuel Barlow was born and raised in Longview and has been serving as the town's physician for almost thirty years. He's a stubborn sort, but has a good heart. Unbeknownst to his new nurse, Dr. Barlow is hiding demons from his time in World War I, as are his nephews--both of whom are eagerly vying for Christina's affections. Dr. Barlow is well-regarded by the people of Longview, except for one man: Morris Doyle. Morris believes that his younger brother Jimmy died as a result of Barlow's shoddy care and he is determined to punish the doctor for what he's done--even if it means hurting those the doctor loves most, including Christina Tucker.
Dorothy Garlock has written over 40 novels, and there are over 15 million copies of her books in print in 15 languages. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa.