Roy & Lillie: A Love Story

Monday, November 8, 2010
Loren D. Estleman

I love this book.  Yes, I love the author, too .  This is the story of The Jersey Lillie (person), The Jersey Lily (saloon), Lantry ,Texas and how that rascal Judge Roy Bean pulled it off.  This is a beautifully written story about how two people, on two continents, during the Gilded Age, with so little and yet so much in common, influenced each other and those around them because they wrote letters to each other.  (Aside to Loren: is this your whole point?)  they are contemporaries.  Their stories intersect because of letters.  They never met.  But wow, without those letters, history would have taken a different course.  The author's point?  the letters are fictional, but...it may have happened this way.

Donna O., Reference and Technical Services

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