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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Publication Date: 2009
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A fun read. Delightful, engaging, charming, and yes, funny. Humor in the characters, especially Miss Eugenia Cooper, humor in the events, as she dreams of and heads on an adventure in the west. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp of a read. If you loved Kathy Marie Hake, give yourself a treat with The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper. Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River Series, Daughters of Blessing series, and One Perfect Day
Take one spirited young woman seeking adventurewith a dime novel heroine as her role modeland add a lonely man determined not to lose his heart again. Stir in the excitement of an Old West setting, and you have a recipe for success. The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper is an absolute delight! Kathleen YBarbos writing sparkles like the clear, blue Colorado skies. Carol Cox, author of A Bride So Fair and A Test of Faith
Eugenia Flora Cooper has her Mae Winslow, but Kathleen YBarbo is my Woman of the West. In The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper, Kathleen takes you by the hand on the first page and draws you into a chase every bit as merry as any Mae Winslow adventure story. Before you realize its happening, you find yourself in places youre reluctant to leave, among characters so genuine they only lack flesh to be real. Marcia Gruver, author of the Texas Fortunes series
The gap between fiction and reality turn out to be much smaller than Eugenia Cooper realizes when she makes a last minute, ill-planned decision to hop a train to Denver in 1880. With excitement, romance, and humor, Kathleen YBarbo spins a tale that captures your mind. The authors enthusiasm for writing spills out of every scene, creating, as it should, enthusiastic readers. Stephen Bly, award-winning western author of over 100 books, including One Step Over the Border, Paperback Writer, and Wish Id Known You Tears Ago
Blue Jeans & TeacupsCaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A Wild West AdventureApril 21, 2015Blue Jeans & TeacupsCaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper Women of the West #1 of 3
Gennie Cooper is a fine New York, young lady of the late 1800s, destined to marry a respectable banker of admirable acquaintance, but she is looking for adventure like she reads in the popular (although not to be shared or discussed in proper society) dime novellas about Mae Winslow.
Daniel Beck is a businessman who splits his time between Denver Colorado, where he resides with his 10 year old high-strung daughter, Charlotte, and Leadville where his mining company produces silver.
When Gennies parents go travelling, she discovers her new maids sister is planning to provide temporary Governess services out west, and promptly concocts a plan to take her place.
A great adventure ensues and Gennie and Daniel collide (quite literally) with each other, changing the course of their lives forever.
This book was a nice diversion, with bits of faith sprinkled in. I found it enjoyable; not WOW, wonderful, but I was entertained.
This book also contains a short story at the top of each chapter, which is the dime novel about Mae Winslow, along with a short chapter at the end finishing her story. It was fun at first, but I really could not get into the bonus story, and lightly skimmed the end.
I was loaned this copy. My opinion is my own and without compensation. I give it a 4 star rating.
2009 WaterBrook Multomah, div of Random House
Book #2 Anna Finch & the Hired Gun 2010
Book #3 The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck 2011
***I HAVE READ AND REVIEWED ALL 3 BOOKS IN THIS SERIES SHOULD YOU CARE TO READ THEM. BOOK 1 = 4 Stars, BOOK 2 = 5 Stars, BOOK 3 = 4 Stars ***
Nancy LilleyBuffalo,Mo.Age: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 12, 2012Nancy LilleyBuffalo,Mo.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is one of the best series I have read so far and could not put the 3 books down until finished. I hope there will be more coming about the old west from this author as she is excellent. Thank you all for making these available.
M.a. Belcher4 Stars Out Of 5October 15, 2009M.a. BelcherThis was a romp to read - good love story not as much scripture as I would like, but overall I enjoyed the book.
Jill WilliamsonOregonAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5October 14, 2009Jill WilliamsonOregonAge: 25-34Gender: femaleIn 1880 America, socialite Eugenia Coopers life is all mapped out, including a marriage to rich banker Chandler Dodd. But this lover or western dime novels longs for an adventure of her own. When the opportunity arises, she jumps a train to Denver, Colorado to pose as a governess for ten-year-old Charlotte Beck. What she discovers in Denver, however, can hardly be called a girl. The grubby thing not only wears britches and refuses to bathe, she stole Eugenias pocketbook before Eugenia even left the train station.Then she meets a handsome man at the local store and wonders if this western adventure wont have a little romance. What she didnt expect was that she would be thrust into a scandal that would not only ruin her good name, but that of Charlottes father, Daniel Beck. Whats a girl to do?Eugenia reminds me of a flirty Anne of Green Gables. She never intends to get herself into such mischief, but time after time, catastrophe lay in her wake. I couldnt help but like her naivet and root that everything would work out perfectly for her in the end. I didnt much enjoy the excerpts from the Mae Winslow dime novels that started each chapter and stopped reading them about halfway through. I was just so caught up in Eugenias story that I didnt care a bit about ol Mae Winslow and her horse Lucky. Still, this is wild west romance fun, so if you like that sort of novel, you must read this one. Fun, fun, fun.
Lauryn Abbott4 Stars Out Of 5August 27, 2009Lauryn AbbottI so enjoyed this book! "The Confidential Live of Eugenia Cooper" by Kathleen Y'Barbo was light, fun, romantic and just thoroughly entertaining! It is a fast-paced story filled with adventure, drama, and humor. Gennie seeks adventure and gets more than she bargained for when she leaves her genteel, upper-class New York home to experience the Wild West for a brief stay in Denver. Along the way she learns some valuable lessons about life, love and perceptions. This book simply made me smile!