On Sale: May 9, 2017
Featuring: Bonnie Parker
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Women's Fiction Historical | Historical
One of Bookbub's "Biggest Historical Fictions Books
Coming Out This Summer," from debut historical novelist
Jenni L. Walsh--and just in time for the 50th anniversary
of the Oscar award-winning film, Bonnie and Clyde--
Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome
Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and
The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring
Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out
a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice
joint. Sheâ€™s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her
family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday
marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a
proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her
ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place:
Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's.
Living the life of a moll at night, Bonnie remains a
wholesome girl by day, engaged to Roy, attending school,
and working toward a steady future. When Roy discovers
her secret life, he embraces it―perhaps too much,
especially when it comes to booze and gambling―she tries
to make the pieces fit. Maybe she can have it all: the
American Dream, the husband, and the intoxicating allure
of jazz music. But her life―like her country―is
for a crash.
Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow.
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