Fresh out of business school, Molly McKenzie is glad to be home and back at work in the family general store. But her happiness is short-lived. One warm summer day her parents are gunned down in cold blood, and only Molly can identify the killers.

Hod Dolan, a Federal Agent, devises a plan to use Molly as bait. Eager to see the murderers hang for their vicious crime, Molly agrees.

To protect their plan, Hod and Molly pretend they are engaged. Although his dealings with the criminal element has turned him into a cynic, Hod longs for a less dangerous lifewith sweet Molly. But will she share his dream?

WITH SONG, a spin off of With Hope, brings alive the turbulent times of the 1930s. You can almost taste the cold soda pop and small the packages of Sen-Sen. This bit of Americana is Ms. Garlock at her storytelling best. SENSUAL (May 440 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond