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The Last Woman Standing (Paperback)
An unvarnished tale of the Wild West from a very different viewpoint, this novel tells the story of Josephine Marcus, the feisty daughter of a prominent San Francisco Jewish family. She leaves home in 1880 to follow famed lawman and gunfighter Johnny Behan to Tombstone, Arizona. Lured by love and hopelessly naive, she hits the dusty streets with hopes of marriage, home and family, only to discover a faithless Behan, Doc Holiday, and love with Wyatt Earp. Told in the first person, this hot book group pick is totally captivating.— From Susan
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.