The Tombstone Rose

The Tombstone Rose

by J. Carson Black
The Tombstone Rose

The Tombstone Rose

by J. Carson Black



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***** Before J. Carson Black wrote thrillers, she wrote historical novels under the name, Annie McKnight. *****

"Spellbinding! Tombstone--the time, the place, the people--come alive in these pages. I couldn't put the book down."
--- Jane Candia Coleman, Author of MOVING ON and DOC HOLLIDAY'S WOMAN

English-born Charlotte Tate has longed to be an actress from the time she was a little girl. Instead, she finds herself in the rough boomtown of 1880's Tombstone Arizona, looking helplessly on as her sister Mary takes her last breath. Mary made foolish choices--with men and their future prospects--and now Charlotte is left alone in a foreign land. Charlotte is made of stern stuff, though; she is determined to make her mark. Headstrong and ambitious, she becomes a theater headliner in Tombstone during the heady days when the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday stride the boardwalks. There's a price to be paid for fame, and for Charlotte's unusual brand of defiant audacity. She's strong enough to withstand any storm, but her contrarian streak leads only to more heartbreak.

Jake Cottrell has a ranch in the Sulphur Springs Valley--a dream realized, and one he's held for a long time. But he lost his beloved wife to illness, and this colors his view of the world. In Charlotte Tate he sees passion and wildness--and a chance to love again.

Forged by bad experiences, Charlotte is a hard person to love. Only Jake can see her intrinsic worth, only Jake is willing to see beyond her defiant exterior. Against the backdrop of the O.K. Corral Gunfight and the changing face of the American West, Jake and Charlotte must find their way together, or come apart forever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014880114
Publisher: Breakaway Media
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 632 KB

About the Author

As witness to the ongoing changes in publishing, J. Carson Black knew she had to raise her game. She'd always read and studied the best authors in her genre, but to survive, Black knew she must grow. And so she determined to expand beyond her comfort zone and write a big thriller.

A political junkie, J. Carson Black loved the cable TV news circus--the media's mad scramble to find sensational stories. So when a suspected child-killer's plane landed with all the pomp and circumstance of the space shuttle in Boulder, Colorado, Black took note. As it turned out, John Mark Karr did not kill JonBenet Ramsey; he'd merely played the media and fed their insatiable 24/7 appetite. This was the New American Way: celebrity for its own sake.

That seed grew into into J. Carson Black's thriller THE SHOP.

Using social media, Black has made friends who share her passions and interests. Some of these friends are experts in their fields: homicide detectives, retired military, military analysts, a computer forensic expert, and even a Navy SEAL. Over time, these friends grew to trust Black and gave her entree into their world, and THE SHOP is the better for it.

A Tucson, Arizona native, J. Carson Black has also written ICON, a thriller set in the New West.
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