Girl Waits With Gun

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Amy Stewart
Girl Waits With Gun

A novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

On a summer day in 1914, Constance Kopp and her sisters set out in their horse and buggy from their farm in New Jersey to a nearby town where they are suddenly run down by a speeding motorcar. Thankfully, they sustain only minor injuries. But when they try to collect damages from the powerful and nasty silk factory owner who was driving the car, the dispute turns ugly and the sisters are harassed and attacked in their home by the man and his gang of goons. Constance goes to the sheriff to enlist his help and protection in bringing the man to justice. What seems a rather routine story comes to wonderful life in the depictions of the three Kopp sisters who are as different as night and day, and in the revelation of the family secret that had sent them all into hiding on the family farm fifteen years ago. Constance finds the strength to confront it all – and establish a new role for herself -  in an unexpected way.

If you like historical settings, strong female characters, and great writing you will enjoy Girl Waits With Gun. This looks to be the first book in a new series, with the second book due out in the fall. It will definitely be on my ‘to read’ list!

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