Review- Waking in Tombstone by Marilyn Brown

 

Synposis: Libby Campbell, runs away to escape the abuse of her master she dresses like a boy, steals his gold, but is chased by Charles Grenville, the attorney assigned to retrieve the stolen money. Traveling west on the train, Libby meets a dedicated theological student, Wendell Cotter who helps protect her on her journey from Kansas to Tombstone. Libby sturggles to establish herself in her new life while evading Grenville and her own history as a thief. Her adventures allow the reader to meet historic figures like Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp and Ike Clanton. Libby is rewarded for striving to see the good when she finally falls in love.

This is not a genre that I have read before and I enjoyed the little snippets of history that were entwined within the story. Libby was a relatable character that made you feel for the rough life she had endured after the death of her mother. I found myself cheering her on as she overcame the obstacles and was pleasantly surprised by the love she found at the end. I do feel like maybe a little more details could have been provided as backdrop but was otherwise an enjoyable read.

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