Etta

Etta

Beautiful, elusive, and refined, Etta Place captivated the nation at the turn of the last century as she dodged the law with the Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Her true identity and fate have remained a mystery that has tantalized historians for decades. Now, for the first time, Gerald Kolpan envisions this remarkable woman?s life in a stunning debu Beautiful, elusive, and refined, Etta Place captivated the nation at the turn of the last century as she dodged the law...

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Title:Etta
Author:Gerald Kolpan
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Etta: A Novel
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Etta Reviews

  • K
    Oct 21, 2008

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

    I loved the idea of the plot from what I read before I started the book. It depicted a historical novel based on a woman said to be the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid, friend of Butch Cassidy. However, it was written in the style of a racy romance, and I had a difficult time gettin...

    etta is a fictionalized account of what the sundance kid's girlfriend's life MIGHT have been like. mr. kolpan clearly loves his subject and it seems disingenuous not to give it a better review, but while i enjoyed the story, i had some complaints. first, i thought etta was too perfect....

  • Amy
    Feb 11, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

  • Kristen
    May 30, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

  • Deedee
    Jun 14, 2018

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

  •  Marla
    Apr 26, 2011

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

  • Kiersten
    Feb 27, 2010

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

    I loved the idea of the plot from what I read before I started the book. It depicted a historical novel based on a woman said to be the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid, friend of Butch Cassidy. However, it was written in the style of a racy romance, and I had a difficult time gettin...

    etta is a fictionalized account of what the sundance kid's girlfriend's life MIGHT have been like. mr. kolpan clearly loves his subject and it seems disingenuous not to give it a better review, but while i enjoyed the story, i had some complaints. first, i thought etta was too perfect....

    This book wasn't terrible, certainly not as terrible as some of the other books I've given one star to, but it was just lacking. Halfway through I realized that it wasn't going to be what I expected and I just kind of wanted it to be over. Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girl, is a tota...

  • Noe Crockett
    Apr 05, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

  • Sherrill
    May 10, 2017

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

  • Cheryl
    Dec 23, 2008

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

  • Misfit
    Feb 14, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

  • Michele
    Apr 18, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

  • Sara
    Dec 22, 2008

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

  • Andrea Dowd
    Apr 22, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

  • Tammy
    Apr 24, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

    I loved the idea of the plot from what I read before I started the book. It depicted a historical novel based on a woman said to be the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid, friend of Butch Cassidy. However, it was written in the style of a racy romance, and I had a difficult time gettin...

  • Wanda
    Nov 05, 2010

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

  • Karen
    Jun 14, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

  • Valerie
    Apr 17, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

  • Sarah H
    Jun 10, 2013

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

  • Sean
    Feb 24, 2010

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

  • Tara Chevrestt
    Sep 18, 2009

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

    I loved the idea of the plot from what I read before I started the book. It depicted a historical novel based on a woman said to be the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid, friend of Butch Cassidy. However, it was written in the style of a racy romance, and I had a difficult time gettin...

    etta is a fictionalized account of what the sundance kid's girlfriend's life MIGHT have been like. mr. kolpan clearly loves his subject and it seems disingenuous not to give it a better review, but while i enjoyed the story, i had some complaints. first, i thought etta was too perfect....

    This book wasn't terrible, certainly not as terrible as some of the other books I've given one star to, but it was just lacking. Halfway through I realized that it wasn't going to be what I expected and I just kind of wanted it to be over. Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girl, is a tota...

    Excellent book - fictionalization as far as Etta goes, but fit into historically correct southwestern newspaper reports, journals and stories of the times. This novel rounds out the character and life of the Etta we get a brief glimpse of in the Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid/Hole in the W...

    I don't often read the author's comments before I read a book but this time I did. It helped me understand how and why the author built the story around the little known Etta Place. She was a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang but not much more is known about her. We do find e a photo...

    What an excellent story! I absolutely loved it. Half of it is true, half is made up, but it is historical fiction at its finest. Very little is known about the real life Etta Place, the lover of the Sundance Kid, but Kolpan takes what he does know and elaborates and adds to it and come...

  • Rusty
    Feb 06, 2016

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

    I loved the idea of the plot from what I read before I started the book. It depicted a historical novel based on a woman said to be the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid, friend of Butch Cassidy. However, it was written in the style of a racy romance, and I had a difficult time gettin...

    etta is a fictionalized account of what the sundance kid's girlfriend's life MIGHT have been like. mr. kolpan clearly loves his subject and it seems disingenuous not to give it a better review, but while i enjoyed the story, i had some complaints. first, i thought etta was too perfect....

    This book wasn't terrible, certainly not as terrible as some of the other books I've given one star to, but it was just lacking. Halfway through I realized that it wasn't going to be what I expected and I just kind of wanted it to be over. Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girl, is a tota...

    Excellent book - fictionalization as far as Etta goes, but fit into historically correct southwestern newspaper reports, journals and stories of the times. This novel rounds out the character and life of the Etta we get a brief glimpse of in the Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid/Hole in the W...

    I don't often read the author's comments before I read a book but this time I did. It helped me understand how and why the author built the story around the little known Etta Place. She was a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang but not much more is known about her. We do find e a photo...

  • Bobby  Title
    Sep 05, 2017

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

  • Paul Pessolano
    Feb 04, 2011

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

  • Wendy
    May 06, 2017

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

  • Maria
    Feb 22, 2014

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Jul 16, 2013

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

    (Audio book version) This is one of those books that started out pretty good, then just got worse and worse, until I finally just hated it and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a fictionalized story of Etta Place, the paramour of the Sundance Kid. Not much is known about her. So the au...

    I loved the idea of the plot from what I read before I started the book. It depicted a historical novel based on a woman said to be the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid, friend of Butch Cassidy. However, it was written in the style of a racy romance, and I had a difficult time gettin...

    etta is a fictionalized account of what the sundance kid's girlfriend's life MIGHT have been like. mr. kolpan clearly loves his subject and it seems disingenuous not to give it a better review, but while i enjoyed the story, i had some complaints. first, i thought etta was too perfect....

    This book wasn't terrible, certainly not as terrible as some of the other books I've given one star to, but it was just lacking. Halfway through I realized that it wasn't going to be what I expected and I just kind of wanted it to be over. Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girl, is a tota...

    Excellent book - fictionalization as far as Etta goes, but fit into historically correct southwestern newspaper reports, journals and stories of the times. This novel rounds out the character and life of the Etta we get a brief glimpse of in the Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid/Hole in the W...

  • Elaine Cramer
    Mar 02, 2014

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

    We all know the legends about Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and many other anti-heroes of the West. But did you ever wonder about the women who loved them ? like Etta Place? Little is known about the real Etta Place ? her history, her legendary romance with the Sundance Kid, ev...

    I've given up on this book for now, possibly forever. So little time, so many books, right? I picked this book more or less at random, from reading the summary. Well, from skimming it. It sounded like a western with a female character. It is that, along with being a historical fiction ...

  • Todd Stockslager
    Jun 05, 2015

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

  • Alexandra Consolver
    Sep 23, 2016

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...

    Acceptable career-starter Almost nothing is known for certain about the true history of Etta Place (probably not her real name), who was the amour of Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid who famously, with Butch Cassidy, was the leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang at the turn o...

    American historical fiction is a tricky genre. For one thing, there isn't too much American history to choose from. Two hundred years is a relatively short time frame and when much of that period was taken up by western expansion, you end up with a lot of novels grouped under the Weste...

    There hasn?t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry ?The Sundance Kid? Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place. Mr. Kolpan?s first novel, Et...

    Quick, interesting read. Not a great discussion book, but entertaining and enjoyable. Likes: * Kolpan's imagined life of Etta Place, the Sundance Kid's girlfriend * Laura Bullion/Della Rose, the tough, lady-of-few-words, Harvey girl roommate of Etta * Butch Cassidy and Sundance K...

    If you looking for a good historical novel that takes place during the later 1800's and early 1900's, "Etta", would be a very good choice. The story is based on an actual person but little is known of her. Historians have tried to find out more about her, but as the author admits a lot...

    Not much is known about the legendary Etta Place who ran with the Outlaw bank robbing Hole- in-the-wall gang at the turn of the century. Where the historical record leaves off, Gerald Koplan steps in telling Etta?s imagined and incredible life story in his debut novel, Etta. Etta beg...

    4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy historical fiction, wild west adventures, and strong female characters. You'll be rooting for Etta throughout the entire book. This book follows a young woman who is put into a make-shift witness protection program and sent out West. She is now c...

  • Debby
    Mar 13, 2017

    I really wanted to love this book. It had everything going for it ? a gun toting kick ass heroine, a historical mystery, my favorite genre (historical fiction), my favorite time period, and even a preferred historical fiction style of mixed media ? journal entries, newspapers, an...

    Raised in the lap of luxury by her adoring father, eighteen-year-old Lorinda Jameson gets the shock of her life when she's left orphaned and with a mountain of debt - including huge gambling debts to the Black Hand mafia, who are determined to kill or maim anyone who can't repay. A fam...

    I absolutley loved every page of this book and wished it was 500 pages instead of 300. Historical fiction based on facts of "Etta", the girlfriend of The Sundance Kid (of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame). Great story telling starting in 1898 Philadelphia going on to Grand Junct...

    I won this book on GoodReads--thanks so much! "Etta" is the imagined tale of an actual woman. Etta Place ran around with Butch Cassidy and was the "wife/partner" of the Sundance Kid. Then, she disappeared and now one knew anything else about her or her life. There is a ton of specul...

    Not that I'm well-versed on outlaws of the Old West, but I do know a little and I had never heard of Etta Place. Apparently she was a female outlaw who ran with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but little is known about her. The author of this novel took what little is known abo...

    There is a ton in this book and I ended up listening to it on audible, despite having a print copy of the ARC. I am a huge fan of adventure novels - especially ones with strong female characters. That is EXACTLY what this book is.. an adventure novel with all sorts of adventures. A his...

    Great potential that simply fell short... I was very interested until about half way through then I had to force myself to go further. I even enjoyed a little bit here and there, but really I found there to be too many stories that mad little sense all thrown together. More of an awww ...

    Inventive and imaginative historical fiction. Etta Place--sweetheart of the Sundance Kid--doesn't have much of a bona fide biography, so Kolpan invents one and seems to have had a great time doing so. Nasty outlaws, honorable cowboys, Pinkerton detectives, scary Mafioso precursors and ...

    I didn't like this book quite as well as Karen but was still a good read. Karen was right in that it would make a wonderful movie and I pick Angelina and Brad Pitt for the stars! ...

    So the author took poetic license and after watching the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid he wove a story line that was pretty incredible. Etta is sent by her father's lawyer to be a Harvey Girl because he fears for her life. She ends up the lover of Sundance Kid and becomes hi...

    If your looking for Etta Place, Eleanor Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Chales Siringo, Picasso, among others, and of course Butch and Sundance, then this is the book for you! A little too many historical figures conveniently placed in this saga. ...

    If a little is good, a lot is better....WRONG! IMHO, it should have stopped in the middle. I should have, and almost did -- but hoping for the best, I struggled on. It was unnecessary. But the first half, I admit, was fun. ...

    First half 4.0 stars, second half 2.5 stars. I had a hard time doing the "willing suspension of disbelief" once Eleanor Roosevelt entered the novel. ...

    I listened to it on CD and there was a wonderful narrator who had a great many voices. It was entertaining, well-read, and dynamic to the end. It was historic fiction, but the story was too well rounded to be based on a true story of one person. However, it was wonderfully woven togeth...