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Prophet Annie: Being the Recently Discovered Memoir of Annie Pinkerton Boone Newcastle Dearborn, Prophet and Seer Paperback – Mar 1999


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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (P) (Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380795132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380795130
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,121,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I want to say right off the bat that up until August of 1881, there was nothing special whatsoever about me. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Feb. 1999
Format: Paperback
Harriet Klausner
By 1881, Annie Pinkerton Boone Newcastle has buried two husbands. Her first spouse accidentally died just after they married when a mule kicked him in the head. On their wedding night, her second spouse, the elderly Jonas, passed away in bed. Her sum of married life is less than twenty-four hours. However, the twenty-two years old widow inherits an oddity. Jonas now "lives" inside Annie's head. He provides her with sermons that he orders she pass on to the world even as he demands his husbandry rights in bed.
Annie becomes a renowned psychic, traveling with the unparalell likes of PT Barnum. Her reputation grows as PROPHET ANNIE's predictions start to occur. However, Jonas' ability to forecast the future fails to keep Annie safe from an outlaw gang that abducts her.
For over the first 80 percent of PROPHET ANNIE treats the audience to one of the most engaging, brilliant, and unique western novels to come along in years. However, the last forty to fifty pages make an abrupt U-turn from a stupendous satire into a western romance. Honestly, the ending is well written and even interesting in its own right. However, in the context of what occurred before, the final pages leave readers dissatisfied. No one will relish the defanging of the previously precocious outspoken Annie while turning the soul of the book, the perverted Jonas, into a ghostly eunuch. Still, in her third novel, Spur award winner Ellen Recknor proves that she is a talent to be reckoned with, hopefully by returning Jonas inside the body of another individual.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 April 1999
Format: Paperback
When was the last time you read a book about a character who made you want to stand up and cheer? LOUDLY. Annie is that sort of book. The well-documented hilarity in this book is one thing, but the warmth and humanity beneath the wise-cracking surface is what make Annie so special. Read this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Fabulous Read! 27 Mar. 2001
By Teresa Medeiros - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
With PROPHET ANNIE, I discovered a new favorite author. Annie Newcastle is a sassy, hilarious heroine with a distinctive voice. This book reminded me of one of Larry McMurtry's funnier westerns because it combined humor and pathos. The characters and dialogue are priceless. I especially loved Sam Two Trees' dry wit. I'm heartbroken that Ms. Recknor's earlier efforts seem to be out of print (What is Avon thinking???) but I'm off to search for them in an out-of-print store. After reading PROPHET ANNIE, I would definitely buy anything this author writes--paperback or hardcover--as soon as it hits the shelves because you just don't discover a treasure like this very often.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A STORY WITH A DIFFERENT TWIST........ 23 April 2000
By K. Hudson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
HAVING READ RECKNORS TWO EARLIER BOOKS, "LEAVING MISSOURI" AND& "ME AND THE BOYS", I HAD MORE THAN AN IDLE INTEREST IN SEEING WHAT SHE HAD IN STORE THIS TIME AROUND. HERE IS A WRITER WITH A PROFOUND MASTERY OF LANGUAGE AND HUMOR AND WHO HAS AN UNEQUALED ABILITY TO PULL THE READER INTO HER STORIES EARLY ON.I FOUND "PROPHET ANNIE" TO BE A VERY INTERESTING STORY WITH A NOVEL APPROACH TO DEALING WITH DEATH THROUGH HUMOR AND AS WITH BOTH PREVIOUS BOOKS, I WAS UNABLE TO PUT IT DOWN UNTIL I WAS SURE OF THE OUTCOME.IF YOU'VE NEVER READ ANYTHING BY ELLEN RECKNOR, AND YOU ENJOY STORIES WITH A WESTERN THEME AND A HEAVY DOSE OF HUMOR, THEN "PROPHET ANNIE" IS JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN MISSING. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THIS WRITER COMES UP WITH NEXT...........
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fast moving, exciting and extremely funny............. 1 May 2000
By Todd Sutton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Fast moving, exciting and extremely funny.......There is no other way to describe Ellen Recknors' latest book, "PROPHET ANNIE". This writer has taken the age old fear of ghosts and put a new and interesting twist to it......Anyone and everyone who enjoys a tale of the old west with a heavy dose of comedy should pick up this book and read it....Keep up the good work Ellen.....
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Tears, cheers, and a heart as big as the west 10 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When was the last time you read a book about a character who made you want to stand up and cheer? LOUDLY. Annie is that sort of book. The well-documented hilarity in this book is one thing, but the warmth and humanity beneath the wise-cracking surface is what make Annie so special. Read this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
You'll never forget Annie... 5 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the story of an extraordinary woman's journey from girlhood to maturity, and it's one of the funniest, most original, most touching books of the year. Some scenes made me laugh, others made me laugh through my tears, and I closed the book with a sigh of delight!
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