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by Jane Candia Coleman

Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Sensuality: MILD
Setting: 1880s American West

2008 Historical Biography Nominee

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In this well-researched novel about the life of Allie Earp, Coleman successfully brings to life the exciting, unforgettable story of a nearly forgotten woman. With her sharp eye for detail, dialogue and her respect for the people she writes about, it's no wonder she's been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

In this memoir-style novel, Allie Earp explains that the West is "not for sissies." Allie can ride, cuss, shoot and wrangle with the best of them, and her love and loyalty to Virgil Earp and his family is legendary. From Deadwood to the infamous fight at the O.K. Corral, Allie lived and rode with her husband through good and bad times, killing
and the healing. Now she's dictating
the story from a woman's perspective, breathing new life and real drama into the infamous days and lives of the Earp brothers. (Leisure, Jun., 336 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Leisure

Published: June 2008

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