The Last Woman Standing: A Novel of Mrs. Wyatt Earp
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)... show more
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.
Publish date: 2016-07-01
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
3.5 starsI went through fazes while reading this book. Some parts were very interesting to me, and during other parts it couldn't keep my attention. Overall, I enjoyed it more than not. It's cool reading historical and having female characters who didn't follow the rules of the times. It's not t...
About The Last Woman Standing: A Novel of Mrs. Wyatt Earp Paperback: 298 pagesPublisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 1, 2016) Thelma Adams has built a successful career writing profiles of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars. From Julianne Moore and George Clooney to Jessica Chastain and Matthe...
“Tombstone kicked my ass and I kicked back.” Oh, really? Well, tell us more! Author Thelma Adams gives voice and new life to Josephine Marcus Earp in this novel. Undoubtedly, Josie’s character will make you laugh as she tells her tale in her gutsy, high-spirited oratory. It begins with the Jewi...
I read this too fast. I finished reading it last night and I wasn't ready to leave Tombstone or say goodbye to the Earp's. All good things must end and I'm a tad bit more knowledgeable about Wyatt Earp and his beautiful, vivacious wife, Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp. Because Josephine fiercely protect...