A former journalist, Dorothy Garlock is the author of several popular romance novels. Although Garlock began her career writing contemporary romantic novels, she has found her greatest success in creating historical romances, many of which are set in America during the frontier period and during the Great Depression. She was named Outstanding Western Writer by Romantic Times magazine in 1986.
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A woman must fight to save her family in this sweeping historical romance from Dorothy Garlock. The Hellers emigrated from Germany to start a quiet life in Illinois, but when WWII breaks out, they soon find themselves the target of the town's ire. Sophie Heller turns to an understanding local teacher, who offers help as well as his heart.
German immigrant Sophie Heller, who is shunned by her long-time neighbors at the height of World War II, finds her family wrongfully blamed for a tragic train accident and is unexpectedly defended by handsome teacher Cole Ambrose.