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  1. says:

    35 starsWhen I was a young girl I had strange goals and dreams At one point in time I wanted to be a truck driver this was after watching Smokey and the Bandit As I got older I dreamed of being a mafia wife All through those times though I had a strange obsession with Jesse James and the James Gang I don't know where I first heard of him but I was smitten I guess it was kind of like the dream of being a mafia wifemysterious and dangerous and on the wrong side of the lawWell if I hadn't been in love with Jesse James before this book would have done it for me This was the story of Jesse and his wife Zee It was a fictionalized telling of their life with a dash of truth thrown in The author portrayed Jesse as a loving caring man who valued his wife and family even though he had an adventurous soul and couldn't be happy living a normal lifeThere were places were the story dragged and the spelling of Jesse's name went back and forth between Jesse and Jessie Zee was a huge pushover who lived with her head in the clouds actively denying what Jesse did while he was away from her Those are the reasons for the 35 stars


  2. says:

    This is about a sperm receptacle I only made it 30% through and just couldn't take it any For nine years this chick has stood around waiting for Jesse James to marry her And why she's attracted to a man who murders a husband and father in cold blood for a bag of money is beyond me Yes I knew it was Jesse James but this womanjust drives me nuts with all pining and waiting and I love himThe narrative is wonderfully done and engaging but really there's nothing interesting about this woman It's not like she's out there robbing banks with him She sits at home writes him letters pines for him worries about him and what does he do? Rides in on a horse in the dead of night drops his pants diddles her and immediately rides out again And she wants to marry this guy? Like I said sperm receptacle Not for me


  3. says:

    Does love cause us to judge them differently or is love a lens through which we see them clearly?This is a well written anything but dull historical romance told from the eyes of the woman who fell in love with Jesse James his wife ZeeI loved that the author weaved this story around historical events and the outlawry that the James gang orchestrated We also got a great look at the characters through the eyes of the loving wife whether it was that she loved the action that came with the man or the man himselfThis Western romance has the feel of a biography until you get launched into a back in the day sex scene which are mild yet tastefulI enjoyed the story of Mrs Jesse James from beginning to end and it makes me want to dive into of Cindi Myers books as well as read about the infamous bandit


  4. says:

    LOVED this book Not a romance exactly and well you know how it ends Still had a hard time putting it down and thought about it all the time when I wasn't reading it


  5. says:

    This was the Jesse James story as seen through the eyes of his wife Zee Mimms which I found an interesting perspective As such it delves into the possible psychology and motives of Jesse a man viewed by some as a ruthless criminal by many as a gallant hero and by most as the stuff of legend while also exploring the inner life of the woman who devoted her life to such a man It also sheds light on not only his exploits but his double life as a church going family man both of which seemed to have been genuine aspects of his person All I can say is Jesse James seems to have been one lucky guy when it came to his marriage It made me wonder what would have been had he not had Zee's unwavering support Jesse and Zee first cousins fall in love as teenagers when Jesse has already made a name for himself as a fearless Confederate bushwhacker Raised by strict Methodist parents Zee already has a rebellious spirit and is determined that she wants a marriage of passion as well as adventure She finds both with Jesse One reviewer commented that she felt it seemed unrealistic that a woman such as Zee would be content to live a fairly conventional domestic life She herself was not out there flaunting danger or even challenging traditional roles and norms To the contrary she was the epitome of the devoted obedient wife full of infinite patience and I mean INFINITE never uestioning always trusting such a woman would normally make me grind my teeth and cringe But somehow I didn't feel that here It was precisely her total devotion to Jesse that made her such a hero I just kept thinking Damn this woman is LOYAL Her loyalty and devotion wasn't born out of his entitlement as a man and husband but obviously out of a deep love and passion for him as a person She had an intricate understanding of what her man needed from her and she did it not blindly mind you but courageously In returned it seems she had a man deeply in love with her Sigh The book itself was well written and engaging from the first pages The characters were well developed I liked seeing the progression of Zee from a starstruck teenage girl to a determined woman and I sympathized with Jesse's inner struggles despite the fact that he was massively selfish at times Somehow I understood him and forgave him It's testament to the author's skill that she can enable us to feel his magnetism and the same sense of disconcerting admiration that many of his contemporaries seem to have experienced I'm glad I didn't really know much about Jesse James aside from notorious bank and train robber because it made the ending a shocker I suppose somewhere in my historical figures brain catalog I knew his eventual end but I had forgotten So much the better The whole psychologicalemotional take of the book added to the tragedyDefinitely impressed enough to pick up another Cyndi Meyers book I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction


  6. says:

    Originally posted at my blog Chasing Empty PavementsAhh this was a breath of fresh air I hadn't read a good old historical fiction novel in uite a long time so this book was a welcome sight I've always had a fascination with Jesse James and since I'm from Missouri I've had this illustrious image of him and Zee in my mind for a long time I was curious to see how Myers would mingle fact and fiction in this book and I'm glad to say that I think she did a great job This book kind of reminded me of Rhett Butler's Peoplethat kind of the other person's story kind of thing I think Myers did a great job of developing her characters At times I felt like I knew who Jesse and Zee were as people even though I know logically that's not exactly who they were in real life I loved the development of their relationship though it was really doomed from the start I loved the tenacity of Zee and the fact that she felt so strongly about Jesse that she would forgot her families concerns and objections to being with him I think the thing I loved the most about this book was the historical facts though I felt like this was a very throughly researched book and I found myself pulling up my computer every couple chapters to read further into something I'd just learned from the book Of course I loved the sense of adventure in the book and I liked having a different view of things than from the typical view of Jesse James I thought having a female voice have a huge stake in the story was great and I really did love Zee as a characterAs much as I did like this book there were a lot of places that just dragged on and on There were several areas of the book most unnecessary detail or random musings from Zee that I could have done without I was nervous about even finishing the book because I put it down and picked it up so many times Other than the numerous peaks and valleys in the book that was really my only complaintOverall I really liked this novel and thought it was a freshuniue twist on the old Jesse James story I think fans of historical fiction will really enjoy this book and find it a worthwhile readI received this book free from the publisher through wwwnetgalleycom I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own


  7. says:

    I 19m always a big fan of biographical novels so when I learned about The Woman Who Loved Jesse James I was eager to read it It pleases me to let you know that it certainly didn 19t disappoint The novel is about Zerelda Zee Mimms James a distant cousin of Jesse James who ultimately married the legendary outlaw As a person who has worked in law enforcement I often wonder about the 1Cbad guys 1D and the impact of their actions on their families How can a woman love a robber and murderer? Well in this novel Cindi Myers has given us a peak into the private relationship between Zerelda and Jesse Although I came to see why Zee loved him ran with him from home to home town to town state to state and lived under assumed names keeping all his secrets I still couldn 19t uite accept the fact she embraced his lifestyle and often turned a blind eye to his disappearances and crimes If the truth be told I doubt no one other than Zee or Jesse will ever understand themselves and their love for each other Their bond is likely the only answer First and foremost Jesse was charismatic and showy and definitely handsome He lived life to its fullest taking advantage of every opportunity that came his way Yes along the way he murdered and robbed Despite this Zee completely and utterly loved him Why? Well for one thing he loved his wife and children He sheltered and protected them His mother also named Zerelda took great pride in the antics of her sons Frank and JesseThe author did a marvellous job of writing Zee 19s story with neutrality and in a non judgemental way It is not up to the reader to judge merely to read about and try to understand one woman 19s enduring love for her husband despite his many faults After reading this novel I became interested in Zee and Jesse 19s story so did a bit of internet research to satisfy my curiosity I found Cindi Myers did an exceptional job in relaying the historical facts and details Her research is accurate and detailed which built my trust in this author enough to seek out of her work This novel is well written accurate and brings to life a lesser known woman of history Well worth reading poignant tragic and very enjoyable Highly recommended


  8. says:

    Jesse James Just his name sends a thrill down this reviewer’s spine a promise of adventure and rebellion the story of a man against his oppressors the “modern day” Robin Hood How could I resist?Ms Myers has done her research She captured not only the restless legend’s exploits but his attitude and his relationships with friends and family as well as his obsession with gambling horses and the spotlight Since the story is written from his wife Zee’s perception we also see the deeper loving side of Jesse the side he hid from his critics and fans the side he couldn’t afford to reveal as he robbed and killed so many menI learned a great deal while reading the book and was fascinated by the details These were expertly and seamlessly woven into the story never taking away from the strength of the writing or the flow which is always so important when writing since—as Zee James says We see so much of life through a lens ground by othersDespite the expert level of writing and research I can’t say the book captured me I understand Zee’s unshakable love in her husband and Jesse’s addition to adrenaline I understand that even though she knew what he was doing was wrong Zee would die to support him in whatever he chose to do What I didn’t experience was her actual emotional attachment Sure she talked about feeling terrified sad lonely but I was disappointed that I didn’t experience it through her As a result I wasn’t emotionally attached to any of the characters I didn’t get sweaty palms where I should have and I never cried or laughed When the inevitable ending arrived it was sudden and over far too uickly I waited to feel but I didn’t Overall a good comprehensive kind of historical but it lacked in emotional punch in my humble opinion


  9. says:

    Jesse James is heralded as one of the most notorious outlaws in American history but much less discussed is the fact he had a wife and children and what life must have been like for them Cindi Myers as an author puts herself in the shoes of the kind of woman who would fall for a slightly younger man and stick with him no matter the deception and danger who is his cousin Zee Mimms and try to depict based on known history what Zee may have been like What excited me was that the book covered so much than watching Jesse James from a pair of female eyes There are periods of the book where Jesse is away for various reasons and readers are allowed to explore Zee finding her place as a woman even when it didn’t fit the expected societal norms You see why she’s willing to stand by Jesse James and how it is much complex than following him like a blind sheep and yet the very ualities that embody her resilence are also in some ways character flaws I also appreciated that the book focused on the home life and character of Jesse James and his exploits only discussed when people noted rumors or read newspapers so that when the inevitable ending comes you do feel sympathy for both Zee and Jesse While likely not completely historically accurate and a bit embellished the result remained an incredible story about character that I struggled to put down because I didn’t want to stop reading A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review via NetGalley but providing a copy did not guarantee a review This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade CommissionReview originally appeared on AmoXcalli amoxcalliginaruizcom


  10. says:

    I never meant to fall in love with Jesse James But I might as well have tried to stop a prarie fire or a raging tornado He had that same wild power both beautiful and terrible to behold the same heat and intensity to illuminate and destroy everything in his path both those he hated and those he lovedTold in the voice of Zee James wife of Jesse James Zerelda Mimms and Jesse James were distant cousin who grew up playing together They fell in love at a young age but it was over 10 years before they would marry Part of this was due to the dangerous life Jesse was living he wanted to be able to protect and keep his wife safe once they were married Jesse and Frank's mother for whom Zee was named was possessive of her boys and wanted them to remain with her She never fully approved of nor accepted Zee and Annie Frank's wife She also liked the noteriety her boys got from the life they led Jesse was passionate about his family the South politics horses his children and Zee He was gracious fearless and congenial I found myself liking Jesse in spite of him being an outlaw This is a beautiful passionate love story Zee didn't approve of everything Jesse did but she always loved him They both dreamed of and talked about a normal life but they would never experince it Cindi Myers did an excellent job the writing is powerful and beautiful The historical account appeared to be accurate Loved this free Kindle book and will read by Myers


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The Woman Who Loved Jesse James

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Zee Mimms was just nineteen in 1864 the daughter of a stern Methodist minister in Missouri when she fell in love with the handsome dashing and already notorious Jesse He was barely than a teenager himself yet had ridden with William uantri. Does love cause us to judge them differently or is love a lens through which we see them clearlyThis is a well written anything but dull historical romance told from the eyes of the woman who fell in love with Jesse James his wife ZeeI loved that the author weaved this story around historical events and the outlawry that the James gang orchestrated We also got a great look at the characters through the eyes of the loving wife whether it was that she loved the action that came with the man or the man himselfThis Western romance has the feel of a biography until you get launched into a back in the day sex scene which are mild yet tastefulI enjoyed the story of Mrs Jesse James from beginning to end and it makes me want to dive into of Cindi Myers books as well as read about the infamous bandit Needful in 1864 the daughter of a stern Methodist minister Gemini in Missouri when she fell Mirrored Heavens in love with the handsome dashing and already notorious Jesse He was barely than a teenager himself yet had ridden with William uantri. Does love cause us to judge them differently or A Drop Around the World is love a lens through which we see them clearlyThis Holiness is a well written anything but dull historical romance told from the eyes of the woman who fell Step by Step in love with Jesse James his wife ZeeI loved that the author weaved this story around historical events and the outlawry that the James gang orchestrated We also got a great look at the characters through the eyes of the loving wife whether Oswald Mathias Ungers it was that she loved the action that came with the man or the man himselfThis Western romance has the feel of a biography until you get launched Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters (Zenith Military Classics) into a back Pontius Pilate, Saint Ronan of Brittany, Th�ophile: Three Plays in Verse (Classic Reprint) in the day sex scene which are mild yet tastefulI enjoyed the story of Mrs Jesse James from beginning to end and Black Friday (Maggie ODell, it makes me want to dive Madrid into of Cindi Myers books as well as read about the Das Urantia Buch infamous bandit

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S a dangerous puzzle a loving husband and father who kept his “work” separate from his family though Zee heard the lurid rumors of his career as a bank robber and worse Still she never gave up on himAnd he earned her love time and agai. I 19m always a big fan of biographical novels so when I learned about The Woman Who Loved Jesse James I was eager to read it It pleases me to let you know that it certainly didn 19t disappoint The novel is about Zerelda Zee Mimms James a distant cousin of Jesse James who ultimately married the legendary outlaw As a person who has worked in law enforcement I often wonder about the 1Cbad guys 1D and the impact of their actions on their families How can a woman love a robber and murderer Well in this novel Cindi Myers has given us a peak into the private relationship between Zerelda and Jesse Although I came to see why Zee loved him ran with him from home to home town to town state to state and lived under assumed names keeping all his secrets I still couldn 19t uite accept the fact she embraced his lifestyle and often turned a blind eye to his disappearances and crimes If the truth be told I doubt no one other than Zee or Jesse will ever understand themselves and their love for each other Their bond is likely the only answer First and foremost Jesse was charismatic and showy and definitely handsome He lived life to its fullest taking advantage of every opportunity that came his way Yes along the way he murdered and robbed Despite this Zee completely and utterly loved him Why Well for one thing he loved his wife and children He sheltered and protected them His mother also named Zerelda took great pride in the antics of her sons Frank and JesseThe author did a marvellous job of writing Zee 19s story with neutrality and in a non judgemental way It is not up to the reader to judge merely to read about and try to understand one woman 19s enduring love for her husband despite his many faults After reading this novel I became interested in Zee and Jesse 19s story so did a bit of internet research to satisfy my curiosity I found Cindi Myers did an exceptional job in relaying the historical facts and details Her research is accurate and detailed which built my trust in this author enough to seek out of her work This novel is well written accurate and brings to life a lesser known woman of history Well worth reading poignant tragic and very enjoyable Highly recommended