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About The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper

This Wild West adventure just might be the life she was meant to live.

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.

 “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
            
“If you loved Cathy Marie Hake, give yourself a treat with The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper.”
–Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River Series and One Perfect Day

Praise

“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 Kathleen Y'Barbo

Bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo is a multiple RITA and Carol Award nominee of over forty novels with more than one million copies of her books in print in the United States and abroad. A tenth-generation Texan and certified family law paralegal, she was recently nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times magazine. Kathleen has four grown children, seven bonus children, and her very own hero in combat boots. To find out more about Kathleen Y'Barbo and her books or to connect with her through social media, visit her website at www.kathleenybarbo.com.

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Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jun 2, 2009

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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This Wild West adventure just might be the life she was meant to live. 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... Download/Read Chapters One and Two

By Jane Flores

I loved it! I chose this book at my local store. I wasn't necessarily looking for something spectacular but it ended up close to that. It's filled with love, adventure, a little weird twist to it. And ended up being unpredictable. It's different then most things I've read before. A bratty little girl. A father who spoils her in all material objects and a young woman looking for adventure. Action, love, drama it holds all! This book is...

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By Valerie Giese

I was never able to completely "click" with Gennie, but as the story progressed I did become accustomed to her. Her love of all things Wild West seemed maybe a bit overdone, however it definitely made things more fun. There were things I liked and others that I questioned as they seemed a bit drawn out (particularly the situation that occurs when Daniel takes Gennie and Charlotte to Leadville), but overall I enjoyed the book. The author...

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By Melanie D

I'm going to be reading 'The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck' soon, so I decided to read 'The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper' by Kathleen Y'Barbo first and then I plan to read 'Anna Finch and the Hired Gun' by Kathleen Y'Barbo. This is the first book that I've read by Kathleen Y'Barbo, but it reminded me of 'A Lady Like Sarah' by Margaret Brownley which I've recently read. Both books have a historical/western theme. 'The...

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By Pamela Morrisson

The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper is a light-hearted romantic romp that takes young Gennie Cooper from her sheltered privileged life in New York City to the western frontier of Colorado. An avid secret reader of western dime novels, her one desire is to have one wild west adventure like her favorite heroine Mae Winslow before she settles down as a proper banker's wife. When a fortuitous opportunity presents itself, Gennie sets off on...

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By Carly Kendall

There is a lot to like about The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper and a little I didn't like. Without giving anything away, a few parts of this book seemed to take too long to get to the point and other parts seemed a bit rushed. That being said, I still enjoyed reading it and recommend it to anyone who likes a book with a good mixture of adventure, romance, and humor. The combination of adventure, romance, and humor keeps the reader...

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