Summary for The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper
The future is clearly mapped out for New York socialite Eugenia “Gennie” Cooper, but she secretly longs to slip into the boots of her favorite dime-novel heroine and experience just one adventure before settling down. When the opportunity arises, Gennie jumps at the chance to experience the Wild West, but her plans go awry when she is drawn into the lives of silver baron Daniel Beck and his daughter and finds herself caring for them more than is prudent–especially as she’s supposed to go back to New York and marry another man.
As Gennie adapts to the rough-and-tumble world of 1880s Colorado, she must decide whether her future lies with the enigmatic Daniel Beck or back home with the life planned for her since birth. The question is whether Daniel’s past–and disgruntled miners bent on revenge–will take that choice away from her.
About the Author:
Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels, novellas, and young adult books, with more than a half-million in print. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she is currently a publicist with Books & Such literary agency.My Review:
Eugenia Cooper is a head-strong woman that is bored by the everyday goings on in her life. She's a debutante but longs for the freedom of the "Wild West" she reads about in her dime store novels. Her idol is a female cowgirl named Mae Winslow. She sees an opportunity to find her adventure before a wealthy banker snatches her away to be his bride. She hatches a plot that leads her smack dab in a situation she isn't really prepared for. This book is well written and Y'Barbo has created many lovable characters. From the start to the finish I had a wonderful time following Miss Cooper along with her adventure and seeing just where it would take her! This is definitely worth a read!
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (June 2, 2009)/Random House
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307444740