Book Review | Stay A Little Longer

Title: Stay a Little Longer

Author: Dorothy Garlock

My Review:

I don’t generally read historical fiction, but I thought it was worth reading Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock because everything I’d read about her books online suggested that she writes great little books that provide a glimpse into American life and culture at a certain point in history. For that reason, I thought I’d give Stay a Little Longer a try and see whether it measured up to the reviews of Garlock’s other works.

The novel focuses on Rachel Watkins, who is running a boardinghouse in Minnesota. Rachel has a lot going on in her life and never expects to find love with a stranger who finds refuge at the boardinghouse as a means of dealing with his own issues. There is a little bit of romance and a little bit of drama and a little bit of history all rolled into one novel.

Overall, I thought the book was average. The storyline wasn’t overly exciting, but I liked the characters. I really don’t like romances so I was glad to find that the romantic elements were part of a larger story and it didn’t turn into a “bodice ripper” as I don’t enjoy those types of books at all!

I’d recommend Stay a Longer Longer to anyone who likes novels that focus on a period in history and develop a story around that period of time. While it isn’t the best book I’ve ever read, I think it would appeal to many. I plan to share it with my mom, for example, because I thinks she’d really enjoy it!

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Susan is married and lives in Ontario, Canada. She is loves to read, work out, spend time with her family and try new things!

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