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About Anna Finch and the Hired Gun

When an aspiring reporter and
a Pinkerton detective get tangled in Doc Holliday’s story—
and each other—sparks can’t help but fly.
 
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.

Praise

Praise for
Anna Finch and the Hired Gun
“Kathleen Y'Barbo has written a high-spirited novel about the kind of woman we'd all like to be: spunky, creative, witty--and a good shot.” 
— DiAnn Mills, author of A Woman Called Sage and Sworn to Protect

“I love Kathleen Y'Barbo's deft hand combining romance, comedy, and suspense. Her books are pure fun to read. Anna Finch and the Hired Gun was my favorite so far. I was hooked from the first word.” 
— Mary Connealy, author of Doctor in Petticoats
 
Praise for
Kathleen Y’Barbo
“A fun read. Delightful, engaging, charming, and yes, funny. Humor in the characters, and humor in the events, as she dreams of and heads on an adventure in the west. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp of a read.” 
— Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River series, Daughters of Blessing series and One Perfect Day

“With excitement, romance, and humor, Kathleen Y’Bargo 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 more than one hundred books, including One Step Over the Border, Paperback Writer and Wish I’d Know 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.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jun 15, 2010

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

When an aspiring reporter and a Pinkerton detective get tangled in Doc Holliday’s story—and each other—sparks can’t help but fly.

Download and read the first two chapters of  Anna Finch and the Hired Gun by Kathleen Y'Barbo.

Despite her father’s valiant attempts to marry her off, perpetual wallflower Anna Finch finds her solace in the written word. An aspiring newspaperwoman, Anna is on the verge of a big scoop. While telling the story of dying gunslinger Doc Holliday seems like the opportunity of a lifetime, a hired Pinkerton agent is about to ruin everything she’s worked for.

Download and read the first two chapters of  Anna Finch and the Hired Gun by Kathleen Y'Barbo.

By Lisa Bartelt

Since the first time I watched Tombstone, I've been a fan of westerns, a genre and setting for stories that I once thought was reserved for men--you know, gun-toting, hard-working, manly men. That movie, and others, including some John Wayne classics, reformed me. And books like Anna Finch and the Hired Gun by Kathleen Y'Barbo are making me a fan of written westerns. Anna Finch is an adventurous and unconventional woman who aspires...

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By Melanie D

Soon after I finished 'The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper', I started 'Anna Finch and the Hired Gun'. I was pleased when I saw that many of the same characters from 'The Confidential Life of Eugenia Cooper' made an appearance in this book (Jeb Sanders, Anna Finch, Charlotte Beck, and Daniel Beck - to name a few). There was about a 5 year gap between books (1880-1885), but it didn't feel like that much time had passed. 'Anna...

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By Christy Janes

Wow...was I impressed with this story! A feisty heroine, a stubborn hero, and a notorious outlaw made for one of the best westerns I've read in a long time. This book reminded me so much of the series by Susan Page Davis about the Ladies Shooting Club. The only difference in this story was that there was no club--only one gun-totin' woman here--and none of their members ever shot anyone accidentally like Anna Finch did. (Okay, so 2...

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