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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.

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  • Gail Sheehy
  • 02-08-16

Disappointed...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Keeping closer to the true facts about the character who was no goodie two-shoes.

What was most disappointing about Thelma Adams’s story?

The sophomoric writing.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Foster?

I don't think it would matter. It pained me to listen but I did suffer the entire story.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Last Woman Standing?

i have no idea.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • darlys
  • 12-08-16

Good historic fictional account of the woman who loved, and was loved by, Wyatt Earp

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.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-07-16

great story

blunt and exciting. this story was captivating from the opening line. interesting story line for a frontier woman

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  • Prairee-Dawn
  • 11-08-16

Fantastic!

We loved this book. We were laughing and chatting about it so much that we hit rewind a few times.

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  • Greensardine
  • 25-07-16

It's a zero

Horrible all the way around. Boring, and vulgar. Poor language. Deserves a zero.

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  • Lana Lee Plum
  • 11-07-16

Tombstones was no place for woman Mama said.

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.

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  • E-Reader
  • 30-09-16

HORRIBLE.

What disappointed you about The Last Woman Standing?

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.

Has The Last Woman Standing turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

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  • barbara
  • 13-08-16

great fun

it was an interesting story and you wonder how much is true. Lots of fun too read or listen to. The performance was very enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-18

The Last Woman Standing

Read/listened to this over the weekend. I really enjoyed it! Great historical fiction. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-03-18

The last woman standing.

This book can make you forget your owan problems.As it carries you right along.I am sad that its gone so swiftly.What a wonderful few hours it has given me.