Despite her father’s attempts to marry her off, Anna Finch dreams of becoming a reporter. A chance encounter with legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, but Pinkerton agent Jeb Sanders is about to ruin everything. Though her father hired Jeb to keep her out of mischief, Anna’s inconvenient attraction to her hired gun only multiplies her troubles. She doesn’t realize Jeb has a score to settle with Doc Holliday, or that her association with the famous outlaw will affect more than just her marriage prospects. Between her father’s desperation to see her wed and Jeb shadowing her every move, getting the story and fulfilling her journalistic ambition just got far more complicated than she ever imagined.
Kathleen Y’Barbo’s latest historical romance is an absolute delight! Anna Finch defines feisty and independent while Jeb personifies the potent and courageous hero. Throw in some fact with fiction with real life characters Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp and you have a story that entertains and intrigues. Anna Finch and the Hired Gun sits at the top of my list of Kathleen’s novels, a fabulous adventure of two independent hearts, battling attraction and an interfering father, while seeking justice for past wrongs. This engaging tale is the perfect way to escape the mundane and return with a smile!
With thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for my review copy