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.
©2016 Thelma Adams (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
It's a story of love, but not a romance novel. Wyatt's story has been told and retold for generations, but Josie's has been left to speculation. Although this is fiction, it seems to have been well researched and stands up to most of the facts as we know them. I fact checked as I listened, and found a treasure trove of photographs, most captured by C.S. Fly the photographer and his wife Mollie, a photographer in her own right, in Tombstone. Interesting story of the woman behind the man.
Keeping closer to the true facts about the character who was no goodie two-shoes.
The sophomoric writing.
I don't think it would matter. It pained me to listen but I did suffer the entire story.
i have no idea.
This could have been a great book if the author followed what appears to be the true story of the main character and made her more real. I felt like she wrote the book to appeal to a fifth grade girl.
The story of a beautiful jewish woman reaching for an adventure by moving to Tombstone AZ during the silver mining boom to marry her fiancé. This historical novel is entertaining because life in the west had characters like Wyatt Earp. Survival in the wild west for Josephine was a contest between being beautiful and learning who tells the truth. Love is sometimes blind and that can lead you down a path to hardship and betrayal. Beauty and wit saves her when she meets a lawman named Wyatt.
Really just don't waste a credit. I've listened to probably 100's of books..this is just the worst of the bunch. Not sure if the reader could've save this story, but the written story is just bad. Horrible cliché statements, melodramatic and slightly trashy.
I have tried to listen more than once but each time I eventually give up in disgust at the attitudes expressed by the author. It does not improve as the story continues. The book has no redeeming value that I can find only the furtherance of demeaning behaviors and attitudes toward and about women.
I can't quite put my finger on why I did not enjoy this book. I was intrigued but the story line. I never realized there were Jewish people in the Wild West. There was not enough historical content. The writing felt geared toward an adolescent crowd. The narrator switched characters well and spoke clear, but her reading lacked feeling. I rarely dislike an audiobook, but this was really difficult for me to get through.
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