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“Kathleen Y’Barbo’s The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper is a fast-paced story full of fun, action, drama, and love.”
Mary Connealy, author of Calico Canyon, Petticoat Ranch, and Gingham Mountain

“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 adventure–with a dime novel heroine as her role model–and 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 Y’Barbo’s 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 Y’Barbo 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 it’s happening, you find yourself in places you’re 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 Y’Barbo spins a tale that captures your mind. The author’s 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 I’d Known You Tears Ago

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 850,000 books in print. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she is currently a publicist with Books & Such literary agency. A mother of three grown sons and a teenage daughter, Kathleen makes her home in Houston, Texas.
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Product Details

  • Series: Women of the West (Y'Barbo) Series
  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 Original edition (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307444740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307444745
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bestselling author Kathleen Y'Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of fifty novels with more than one million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A certified family law paralegal and former literary publicist, Kathleen has been nominated for a 2013 Career Achievement Award as well a Reader's Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.

A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and a former member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, she is a proud military wife and an expatriate tenth-generation Texan cheering on her beloved Texas Aggies from north of the Red River.

To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at www.kathleenybarbo.com.

Customer Reviews

A fun story with a lovable cast of characters.
Barbara Warren
I did have doubts at how the book would actually end, even if it seemed as if it would be a bit predictable.
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I found this interesting, because it was like reading two books in one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on June 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
Her affluent father arranged almost at her birth for his socialite daughter Eugenia "Gennie" Cooper to marry banker Chandler Dodd. However, though she hides them from her family and fiancé, Gennie has doubts about marriage now. She would like to go on an adventure just like her heroine Mae Winslow in the Dime Novels she loves to read; one perilous adventure before settling down.

In 1880 an opportunity arises for Gennie to go to the Wild West when she allegedly is taking the train to Boston; she leaps at the opportunity by replacing temporally a servant Fiona who was to take care of silver baron Daniel Beck and his daughter Charlotte. After meeting the pair, she falls in love with both. However back home in New York waiting for her is Chandler while here in the Rocky Mountains there is danger from angry miners, his late wife's odious family the Becks, and a probable rejection by Daniel who conceals his nasty past from the easterner he loves.

This is an enjoyable western romance starring an urbanite who proves worthy of her heroine when she goes west. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action though the plot has terrific humorous, poignant and romantic moments. Fans will relish Gennie's excellent adventure as she struggles with choices exponentially made difficult by the obstinate man she loves and her even more stubborn father whom she also loves.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WordLily on September 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
Eugenia Cooper, a Manhattan society girl in 1880, is addicted to dime novels about Mae Winslow, Woman of the West. She dreams of having her own Wild West adventure. When the opportunity to temporarily take the place of her new maid's sister as a governess in Denver presents itself, she takes it. What she finds, however, is not quite as she expected. Denver's practically a normal city, the 10-year-old she's charged to turn into a lady is most at home in overalls (and doesn't think she needs a governess), the housekeeper doesn't like her, the child's father is largely absent. Oh, and she doesn't know how to do household chores, having always had assistance with such things -- but now she is the help.

Each chapter opens with a short snippet from a Mae Winslow western novel. Like Mae, our protagonist, who goes by Gennie, isn't quite ready to become a wife yet as the book opens.

When I opened the book and began reading the Mae Winslow snippet, I was concerned. I didn't want to read a western. But this book isn't really a western, although it is partially set in the old west. The characters are believable and real, quirky and endearing. Gennie is sassy and strong. Our male lead is wounded. Charlotte, the charge, is precocious.

A charming tale, a sweet historical romance. Very fun.

Kathleen Y'Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 30 novels, novellas and young adult books, with more than a half-million in print.

Rating: 4.5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Novel Teen on October 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
In 1880 America, socialite Eugenia Cooper's 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 Eugenia's pocketbook before Eugenia even left the train station.

Then she meets a handsome man at the local store and wonders if this western adventure won't have a little romance. What she didn't expect was that she would be thrust into a scandal that would not only ruin her good name, but that of Charlotte's father, Daniel Beck. What's 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 couldn't help but like her naiveté and root that everything would work out perfectly for her in the end. I didn't 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 Eugenia's story that I didn't 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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stormi Johnson VINE VOICE on August 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
Miss Eugenia Cooper wants to have a wild west adventure before she decides to settle down with Chandler Dodd, the banker. Miss Cooper loves reading dime novels about Mae Winslow who is living it up in the old west. So she devises a plan to go to Denver when she was suppose to go to Boston.

She gets more than she bargianed for when she takes a postition as Governess for Daniel Beck. The little girl who is still grieving over the death of her mother, is a bit of a wild one. With Daniel gone all the time she has gotten way out of hand. Miss Cooper thinks that Daniel Beck is a horrible father with the way he is gone all the time. She despises a man who won't be there for thier child. That was until she runs into him at Fishers dry goods store.

Daniel promises Miss Cooper a wild west adventure, but it was nothing like Miss Cooper thought it would be. How will she ever be able to go back to the banker after the Silver baron and his daughter make thier way into her heart?

This book was very light-hearted and funny. I was laughing almost through the whole book it was just so much fun to read.
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