1883 – Darke County, Ohio Shoot Like a Girl depicts the historically fictive tale of a young Annie Oakley’s struggles before she becomes the most famous sharpshooting woman of all time. After the death of her father, Annie is sent to the Darke County poorhouse where she learns to cook, sew, and keep house for other families to help her mother make ends meet. Annie ends up at the McCrimmons, a couple whom she comes to refer to as “the wolves.” Cruel and neglectful, the McCrimmons push Annie to the brink of despair. The only bright spot in her dreary existence is Buck, a beautiful buckskinned horse, and the two form a bond. Despite her resolve to help her family, Annie loses hope of ever seeing them again, as life at the McCrimmons’ becomes more oppressive, and she is cut off from all outside communication. Physically and emotionally weak from illness, hunger, and abuse, Annie resigns herself to a life of servitude to the abusive couple. But, when Mr. McCrimmon’s continued cruelty to Buck finally threatens the horse’s life, Annie takes matters into her own hands and formulates a plan for escape.
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About the Author
Empowered women in history, horses, unconventional characters, and real-life historical events fill the pages of award-winning writer Kari Bovée’s books. Born in northern New Mexico, Kari developed a love of reading, writing, and history early in life. After graduating with a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Kari found work as a technical writer at a Fortune 500 tech company. But, her love of story-telling never waned. While staying at home with two young children, Kari wrote her first novel and hasn’t stopped. She and her husband live in rural Corrales, New Mexico, with their horses, dogs, and cats.
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Shoot Like a Girl: A Prequel Novella to Girl with a Gun based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kari Bovee’s Shoot Like A Girl This tale of historical fiction begins around 1883 in Ohio. It is the story of Phoebe Ann Mosey eventually known as Annie Oakley. After the death of her father, Annie takes up hunting to provide for her family. She becomes a crack shot. Her mother sends Annie away to the Dark County Infirmary to learn to sew, cook and train to be a caregiver for a family to bring income to her mother, brother and sister. But the home Annie is bound out to ends up as a nightmare for her. She finds herself suffering from both mental and physical abuse. After being locked out of the house in the cold of winter, Annie find warmth next to Buck the horse who is also being abused by the mean, drunken man of the house. Annie decides to escape in the spring and take Buck with her. Although this is a short story the storyline is gripping. The author writing flows along smoothly. Her descriptions will put the reader right there with Annie. You will see, hear and feel what Annie does. All the characters are colorful, vivid, well defined and interesting. Come along too discover how Phoebe Ann Mosey is saved and becomes Annie Oakley and saves her family. A Highly Recommended Read!!!