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Becoming Bonnie - A Novel

Jenni L. Walsh

From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh, Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo! 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. She’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 headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow. “A compelling account of a nation and a life in disarray—readers will feel for Bonnelyn as she finds herself scrabbling for survival in a world turned upside down.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig

From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh, Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo! 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. She’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 headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow. “A compelling account of a nation and a life in disarray—readers will feel for Bonnelyn as she finds herself scrabbling for survival in a world turned upside down.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig
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From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh, Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo! 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. She’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 headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow. “A compelling account of a nation and a life in disarray—readers will feel for Bonnelyn as she finds herself scrabbling for survival in a world turned upside down.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Bennett

Length:

12h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

20:18


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:58


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

20:35


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:43


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:09


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

15:02


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

39:28


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

24:49


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:21


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

23:39


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

08:12


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

09:56


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

24:05


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

12:05


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

23:50


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

26:58


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

19:26


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

13:45


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

20:34


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

20:37


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:10


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

13:18


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

12:14


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

15:23


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

25:45


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

17:25


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

23:22


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

12:59


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

22:18


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

16:33


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

29:23


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

26:04


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

08:30


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

16:53


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

15:58


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

06:10


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

00:33