Friday, October 23, 2020

My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

My Calamity Jane
by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
narrated by Sophie Amoss

Published: 2020
Publisher: HarperTeen
Hardback: 544
Rating: 5
Historical, Western, Humor, Werewolves | Goodreads | Website
Travel destinations: Cincinnati, Ohio; Deadwood, South Dakota; Denver, Colorado

The Lady Janies series:
My Lady Jane
My Plain Jane
My Calamity Jane

First sentence(s):
Listen up, y'all. We're gonna tell you the story of Calamity Jane.

Welcome to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou.

JANE (a genuine hero-eene)

Calamity’s her name, and garou hunting’s her game—when she’s not starring in Wild Bill’s Traveling Show, that is. She reckons that if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one.

FRANK (*wolf whistle*)
Frank “the Pistol Prince” Butler is the Wild West’s #1 bachelor. He’s also the best sharpshooter on both sides of the Mississippi, but he’s about to meet his match...

ANNIE (get your gun!)
Annie Oakley (yep, that Annie) is lookin’ for a job, not a romance, but she can’t deny there’s something about Frank she likes. Really likes. Still, she’s pretty sure that anything he can do, she can do better.

After a garou hunt goes south and Jane finds a suspicious-like bite on her arm, she turns tail for Deadwood, where there’s been talk of a garou cure. But things ain’t always what they seem—meaning the gang better hightail it after her before they’re a day late and a Jane short.

My two-bits:

Rip roarin' fun adventure tellin' in this tale. Loved this kinda historical fiction mashup up with paranormal activity.

Also, liked learning about life in a wild west traveling show like this one.


* LOL - sparks joy moment in chapter 13
* Listened to audiobook version.
* part of Armchair Autumn Travel (here)
* part of Fraterfest (here)

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