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Girl with a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery (Annie Oakley Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B085LPMXWL
- Publisher : Bosque Publishing (March 5, 2020)
- Publication date : March 5, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1537 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 329 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #497,405 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book twiddles with time frames in order to get the characters together as needed by the story; for instance, according to Wikipedia, Annie and Frank met and married before they ever saw Buffalo Bill. Bovee seems to be true to the spirit of the characters, however, for instance accurately portraying Annie’s rural Quaker background and providing a preview of her later interest in women’s suffrage and in teaching women how to use guns for self-defense.
The book is solid throughout. The characters are reasonably well developed and (where appropriate) likeable, the mystery is suitably puzzling, and the writing is competent. However, I have to say that, except perhaps at the end, it never really “zinged” for me. I never quite felt the dust and grit or, conversely, the excitement of the Wild West Show, and Annie, though certainly enjoyable company, came across as just conventionally nice (in an Independent Woman sort of way, of course). I have no specific complaints about the book, but I wish it could have been more.
Full disclosure: I'm a book editor (I DID NOT edit this work), so as a reader I can lapse into professional hazard territory rather quickly and get overly picky. But I found the book held together well as far as continuity, character development (which others here have dinged), plotting, etc. I gave it four stars, as I see a bright future for this author, but want to see her reach even higher. ;-)
First off we start with Chief Sitting Bull, she writes that he only agreed to join the Wild West show if Annie did. Not true he joined a year later that is when they met.
Annie could not read. Frank taught her after they were married. She could of handled this easily by over hearing and by asking the librarian to help.
She says Will Bill had an affair with an adopted Native American daughter and she had their baby. No where in Bills past do you find any of this. Why
Some historical accounts say Lillian Smith she was actually said to be a better shot then Annie but that her flashy still of dress, lifestyle, and being an unabashed braggard put her at disadvantage to Annie who was none of that. That being said the writer paints this women an an Indian heater, drunk, slute. She says the reason she hates Indians is because the Shawnee killed her parents. False she was born in California no Shawnee there plus her father was Smith's agent for a lot of her early career. Smith was married at leas
Top reviews from other countries
I have given it three stars as it was well written but I found that I could not engange with the characters.