Title: The Last Woman Standing
Author: Thelma Adams
Stars: 4 out of 5
This book takes you into and through the time before,during, and after the famous shootout at the OK corral in Tombstone Az. But it does not look at it from the participants viewpoint but rather from a young girl/woman who came to Tombstone, from San Francisco, hoping to marry one man but instead ends up in love with Wyatt Earp. It is a journey of self discovery fraught with many different perils and humiliation. The writer has done a great job of depicting the time and danger in the west.
I have given this book a four star rating.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Two decades after the Civil War, Josephine Marcus, the teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants, is lured west with the promise of marriage to Johnny Behan, one of Arizona’s famous lawmen. She leaves her San Francisco home to join Behan in Tombstone, Arizona, a magnet for miners (and outlaws) attracted by the silver boom. Though united by the glint of metal, Tombstone is plagued by divided loyalties: between Confederates and Unionists, Lincoln Republicans and Democrats.
But when the silver-tongued Behan proves unreliable, it is legendary frontiersman Wyatt Earp who emerges as Josephine’s match. As the couple’s romance sparks, Behan’s jealousy ignites a rivalry destined for the history books…
At once an epic account of an improbable romance and a retelling of an iconic American tale, The Last Woman Standing recalls the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral through the eyes of a spunky heroine who sought her happy ending in a lawless outpost—with a fierce will and an unflagging spirit.
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