The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Synopsis : New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It’s all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won’t ease up on her. So she spends her days working at the library and her nights hoping life doesn’t pass her by . . . until the Fall Festival. As tourists fill the streets, the crisp autumn air sneaks in-as does the thrill of a far more dangerous kind.
Some men have a gift for avoiding trouble. Professional photographer Boone Tatum isn’t one of them. In fact, that penchant for trouble is exactly what landed Boone in this small town in the middle of nowhere in the first place. Yet the moment he meets beautiful Lily Denton and snaps her photograph, everything changes. Suddenly leaving is the furthest thing from Boone’s mind-or his heart.
But danger has slipped silently into this sleepy town, marking Lily as its own. And Lily and Boone’s dream of a life together is thrown into peril-unless Lily finds the courage to stand up for herself and a man she only just met . . . and can’t live without.
Personal Thoughts: It’s been a while since I’ve read a Dorothy Garlock book but I always look forward to them and enjoy reading her work. This one is no different. It starts with two girls trying to leave their small town in the middle of nowhere USA. For whatever reason, one of the girls, Lily, has a change of heart and bails at the last minute. From there starts a journey that proves that Lily made the right decision to stay behind.
A few days after her decision, she meets Boone, a photographer that works for Life Magazine, taking a photograph of her and her world tilts on its axis. As each day passes and he cover the festival that happens every year, Boone gets to know Lily and a relationship starts to bloom, but not without trouble lurking in the background.
Overall a great read with wonderful characters that pull you into the story and keeps you entertained. Definitely worth the read.
Rating : 4/5 Stars