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Pistol Fanny's Hank & Delilah

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Never fall in love with a bank robber.

Especially if she’s the one who robbed your bank, took you hostage, and dumped you unconscious at the local convenience store. And definitely not if you are the assistant district attorney of Tupelo, Mississippi.

This is the advice Hank Huckleberry Rivers would have given himself, back when he was a man who vowed to always walk on the
Published July 17th 2015 by Annie Rose Welch
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Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Going into this book, I had no idea on the genre. I got the sense that their would be a love story, but it wasn't entirely clear. So why did I request it? Simply on the name alone. It's quirky and different, just like the book. The author takes us on a wild ride, filled with revenge, crazy characters, and a complex love story.

We first meet Hank as a young boy, who's life, along with his friends, is forever changed after witnessing 2 murders. Prior to this incident, he actually boasted about want
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon

** 2 Cranky Stars **

I found this book a conundrum.

The story line was interesting, a group of 12 year olds are witness to a dual murder. It goes on to change and shape each boy's life as they grow up. The main character, Hank, is caught in the middle of an all girl bank robbery and falls instantly in love with the leader of the gang.

He proceeds to chase after her eventually involving all his friends. The story is filled with many colorful characters who are a mix between Annie get your Gun and
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Pistol Fanny’s Hank and Delilah is the story of a band of merry women bank robbers and how Hank Rivers fell in love with one of them.

I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. I laughed out loud often and loved the hilarity of the characters. Early on in the book, a flashback takes us to Hank and his boys as they witness a tragedy from the treehouse where they are hiding, hoping not to be spotted. Hank is present when Pistol Fanny’s rob the bank but he can’t help but fall in love with one of
Becky Burciaga
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A departure from my normal type of book, this story was absolutely a kick to read. There is a whole host of quirky characters, with quirky nicknames to match, a whacky storyline of romancing the same woman, but with two distinct personalities and a crime that sets the whole story into motion.

This is the first book by this author I've read, and find that I've enjoyed her style of writing. I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

This book was provided by the Publisher and Netga
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
A little to ridiculous and uninteresting.
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you believe in love at first sight? Many people don't. But what if it happens to you, and the person you instantly fall in love with is a bank robber who has a gun to your heart? This is the basis for this well-crafted story. It reads like a fairytale. It reads like a long dream. It reads like folklore.

I really enjoyed the wonderful names of characters. They are funny and unique. I loved the use of word motifs. I truly appreciated that all details are intentional and have a place in the stor
mandi anne Livingston
Good...but inappropriate for a 12yr old.

It had some nasty stuff. It was good, but I got confused about the sisters names, and what they do.
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is no secret that I am a humungous fan of Annie Rose Welch. Her Saving Angels series is my all time favorite book series and I was in tears when book five was done. I eagerly waited her next release and my mama, being the best mama in the world, gifted it to me from Amazon one beautiful morning! I was so excited to jump into this world.

If you have read the blurb you know what this book is about better than any way I could describe it to you. If you haven’t you should, then come back and get o
DJ Sakata
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

“Maybe if you’d stop letting people call you ‘Toots,’ the girls would dig you. I heard Leslie and Cassie talking about you today at lunch. They both think you were named after gas. I don’t think they even know that your real name is Hank.”

“He’s strange. He isn’t going to do anything to my bathroom, is he? I’m just going to warn you now, if he does, I’m going to knock him upside his head with my wrench.”

“Boy, you are just a teaspoon away from insane, aren’t you?”

“One more day with
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun read. If you're a fan of the show Hart of Dixie, I think you'd love this book. The whole time I just pictured the handsome District Attorney Hank Rivers as George Tucker... The romance is mushy, and the crazy-in-love was WAAAY over the top sometimes, but it was fun. There were times when I thought the romance was weighing too heavily on the plot - I was hoping for more bank-robbing and crime ch
Dana Busenbark
I have to start out by saying the names of the characters in this book are fun. There's Hank Huckleberry, Dylan Surr Cotton, Tommy Beeswaxes who has a mother named Junebug, and Curly Cootie (aka: Cootie Bug) that have some of the fun names in this book right from the beginning. Dylan Surr Cotton being the one that likes to play Sheriff. Jesse, one of the boys from the group had a mother who was a God Fearing, Church Going, Bible Thumping mother that would beat the devil out of her husband if he ...more
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started reading this book but whatever it was didn't even get close to what I found! Hank & Delilah's story was a riot.

It was a quirky, engaging and very entertaining read packed with action, adventure, mystery and romance. The story had an old fashioned feel to it at times - possibly down to Del and her music choices and how she lived her life, I'm not entirely sure - but I loved it. I laughed a lot during the read but it wasn't all fun times, ther
You know that saying “never judge a book by its cover” well this is one of those books. Although I am a huge fan of Annie Rose Welch as I find her writing style to be poetic, expressive and lyrical to that of her peers her books just swallow you up completely, something which I love about reading her stories as I am currently half way through the Saving Angels Series and loving it. If you are looking for a story that is quirky, funny, original, full of suspense, characters that you will instantl ...more
Elizabeth Horbaczek
This book was given to me for an honest review.

3 stars

This was on of those books that they blurb caught my interest immediately. Bank Robber. District Attorney. What could go wrong right? So when this book it gripped me. Childhood friends keeping a secret. I have to admit I really enjoyed the backstory more than anything in this book. I loved seeing what had happened more than what was happening. I don't know if that is good or bad, but it was definitely a switch for me. But what happens when an
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book this is!! It is a breath of fresh air in a book world where there can be so much similarity between stories.

This is the story of Hank Huckleberry Rivers, who as a child, along with his friends, witnessed several murders beneath their tree house. So he vows to always do the right thing and ends up becoming the District Attorney of Tupolo, Mississippi. But sometimes what you plan to do in life, isn't what life has planned for you.

"Now, what's going on again?" Hank said, his
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it
As a young kid, Hank Rivers wanted to connect with the dead. Particularly Elvis - he was in Tupelo, the birth place of Elvis after all. He thought it would get him the girls. Unfortunately all it got him was to witness a double murder. He made a pact with is young best friends to hide the evidence and stay quiet about it.

Years later, after going to college and becoming a lawyer, Hank is back in Tupelo. Whilst going to the bank to get some needed cash, Hank gets more than he bargained for. He is
Alyson LaBarge
I am a huge Pistol Annies fan so when I saw the title of Annie Rose Welch's new book was Pistol Fanny's Hank & Delilah I guess it made me think of the girls and I get all excited just based on the title, Then I read the blurb and thought, "This sounds like so much fun!" and knew I had to read it. Was I disappointed? Not one tiny bit.

The basic story line involves two groups of people: Hank and his childhood buddies and Delilah and the Pistolettes. As kids Hank and his buddies witnessed severa
Paula  Phillips
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it

You know how often people say never to judge a book or read a book by it's cover, well more often than not it's human nature to do so and Pistol Fanny's Hank and Delilah was one of those books that I read because I was drawn to the cover. I love this cover so much and have a cover crush on it. If you love those old Western movies with the whole Bonnie and Clyde theme going on or two of my all-time favourite movies "Best Men" and "The Newton Boys" where their are a band of brothers or best frien
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** Contains Spoilers **

The funny thing about this book is that the title seems so strange, but the synopsis I read about the book sounded really fun and interesting and it did not disappoint.
The story intricately weaves the story of Hank & Delilah starting from their childhoods until they meet and fall in love as adults. Hank is your stand-up all-around good guy and a district attorney. Delilah is the woman he falls in love with and of course, a bank robber. That doesn’t stop the intense att
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Writing and an Original Idea = ONE HELL OF A READ!!
Right from the start I knew I was being drawn into a story unlike anything I had read before. The story starts with a bang, well a few anyway, and just takes off from there. I was introduced to Hank Huckleberry Rivers and his interesting group of childhood friends. They are faced with a dangerous situation and must decide how to survive it and then handle it.
When repercussions from the secret in their past meet up with a vigilante grou
Books Laid Bare
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the blurb and just had to dive right in.
And boy am I glad I did because the book was a scream, it was stuffed and I do mean completely stuffed with a sea of characters that were hands down the funniest cast compilation that I have read in a very long time.
The got the feeling that this was sort of an adult version of picking and being on the right team, it was Hank and his mates on one side and Delilah and her girls on the other and believe me I would happily be on either side they were su
Megan | A Page to Turn
Okay... so this book was really nothing like I expected, at all. It also is a type of story that's super out of my comfort zone as a reader. That's kind of why I chose it though. This was also my first book by Annie Rose Welch. While her writing is very to the point and easy to follow, the story at times was just lagging and I found myself skimming ahead to make sure something else was going to happen soon...

Overall it was a pretty enjoyable book - although hard to follow at times. By the end, I
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pistol Fanny's Hank & Delilah by Annie Rose Welch is a true delight to read. I love the interaction between the two main characters of Hank & Delilah. Of course the story would not be complete with out the rest of the gang - Curly, Pistol, and Freud. This book has it all mystery, suspense, romance, action, intrigue and a lot of hilarious moments.

As children Hank Huckleberry Rivers and his friends witnessed several murders which leads him into becoming the District Attorney of Tupolo, Mi
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. My first one, woohoo!

Overall: a very unique and interesting read. There were some grammatical errors throughout that drove me bonkers, and I think the plot would have been stronger with fewer characters. It got very confusing to try to keep up with everyone and simultaneously focus on the story, and even at the end there were a few characters that I just couldn't remember their contribution to the plot. This was frustrating because I felt like I nee
Corrine Pickering
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** Reviewed for Hooked on Books ***

Pistol Fanny's (Hank & Delilah) Anni Rose Welch 4 Stars

This book is one hell of a journey! it's quite a lengthy and enjoyable read. I have to say I haven't read a book like this one before. The title of this book intrigued me and drew me in.

Hank and his friends witness a double murder when they are young hiding in treehouse, Hank is now a district attorney. Pistolette/Delilah is the lady that Hank falls in love with at first sight, of course she is also
Mollien Fote Osterman
4 pistols

This is one of the hardest reviews to date. I was so interested in reading this story. I really liked the premises of the story. The main characters were funny and endearing. Where my love for the book stops is with all the minor characters. There were so many and some had similar names I felt that I should have been taking notes. I also found, for lack of a better word, the lingo and phrasing distracting.

If you like a story with lots of detail and description, you will love th
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is crazy, You will have to concentrate when reading it ,but it is well worth it. Everything is turned the opposite way to a "normal" book. I am not even sure what genre I would put it in. It is a romance that is more like a dangerous obsession. It is a mystery but we know who done it.
Our heroine is the leader of a band of bank robbers (or is she?) . Our hero is an honest man who goes waaay of the rails. There is a group of boys who witnessed a double murder. This will affect them all
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This is the first time reading anything by this author ,but I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. It was hilarious with a twist of mystery thrown in. Some of the things say and done in the story had me laughing out loud through this whole story. This story starts with an exciting beginning that never sways from that, as you're introduced to Hank and his very interesting childhood friends. Their faced with an dangerous situation that they must all over come, there is also secret ...more
Hooked On Books
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is one hell of a journey! it's quite a lengthy and enjoyable read. I have to say I haven't read a book like this one before. The title of this book intrigued me and drew me in.

Hank and his friends witness a double murder when they are young hiding in treehouse, Hank is now a district attorney. Pistolette/Delilah is the lady that Hank falls in love with at first sight, of course she is also one amazing pistol shooting bank robber.

This book is fun, humorous with lots of adventure throw
Dayreader Reviews
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*This book was gifted in exchange for honest review*
Witty, charming and suspenseful, those are just a few words that describe this adventure in a book.

Hank (aka Toots) is a good guy, DA, that is drawn in by a bad girl, bank robber. Mystery and hilarity ensue. Never a dull moment even when the story gets a bit loopy in the centerish, that is explained but it did make for some rereading of sentences.
The writing was great and I laughed out loud a few times but I was confused by the different charac
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Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniac ...more