Perfect for readers of Paula McClain, Lisa Wingate, and Hazel Gaynor, and fans of Bonnie and Clyde. Jenni L. Walsh's sparkling debut tells the story of Bonnie Parker as it's never been told before―in her own words.
It's the summer of 1927, and 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 in Cement City, Texas, there aren't many jobs a girl can do.
When Bonnelyn finds work at Doc's, Dallas's newest speakeasy, she finds herself falling hard―for the music, for the freedom, and for a young man with a hint of danger in his smile.
Bonnie is about to meet Clyde Barrow. And her life―like her country―is headed for a crash.
"How do you get from good girl to gangster's moll? Jenni Walsh takes you along for the ride with Bonnelyn Parker in an account so vivid you would think you were there with her.”―New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig
"In Becoming Bonnie, Jenni Walsh delivers an intriguing insight into the life of one half of the infamous duo, Bonnie and Clyde. I look forward to reading more from this new author." ―New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor