Girl Waits with Gun
Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory ...more
This is a true story of three sisters living on a farm in NY in 1914 and one incident that spurred this story. I'm afraid to give away too much but what I will say is that there is mystery and secret told in this novel but it is done in a sweet and gentle manner. There are also early 1900's New York City thug ...more
The last time I was interested I enjoyed a series was the Dragon Tattoo Books...( a couple years before they even hit the U. S.) .., so LONG ago....
These stories are Historical Fiction - Sooo enjoyable!! I'm thinking....TV series a some point??? I've no idea. But ...check out reviews - the price is good right now for the first boo ...more
GIRL WAITS WITH GUN really is a fun-time read (with a twist) about the tenacious Kopp sisters, a tough 6' Constance, in particular, who stands firm to protect her kin. "I would stand on the corner all night with a gun if that's what it took to keep those men away from her." ("her" being the youngest spitfire (and beauty) of a sister Fluerette) (view spoiler)[(who, if truth be know...more
Constance Kopp is a woman ahead of her time. She may be living rather peacefully with her sisters on a farm in New Jersey just outside of the big city of New York, but that doesn’t mean she’s quite satisfied with her domestic life. Oh, she loves her sisters well enough – the often cant ...more
Once upon a time, there were three sisters. Three Kopp sisters: Constance, Norma, and Fleurette. They lived very dry, day-to-day lives on a small farm outside of Paterson, New Jersey. But fate ran broadside into their horse-driven wagon one day as they approached the outskirts of town. An out of control motor vehicle with a gaggle of loud men slammed mighty st ...more
The Line – ”In my mind, Henry Kaufman existed only in those moments when I had seen him, and the rest of the time he was still and quiet, like a marionette hung backstage by his strings, motionless until someone took him up and sent him skittering back to life.”
The Sinker – Girl Waits With Gun is a delightful romp. In the summer of 1914, the sisters Kopp set out in horse and carriage on a mundane trip to purchase must ...more
Constance Kopp is my kind of heroine!
Based on the real -life adventures of Constance Kopp, this first book in the Kopp Sisters series has Constance doing battle with the owner of a silk factory after his car collides with her horse and buggy.
Determined to force the man into paying restitution for the damage he caused, Constance slowly emerges from the isolated life she’s been living, becoming more em ...more
‘Get down!’ I shouted, but it was too late.
The automobile hit us broadside, its brakes shrieking. The sound of our buggy shattering was like a firecracker going off in our ears. We tumbled over in a mess off splintered wood and bent metal. Our harness mare, Dolley, faltered and went down with us. She let out a high scream, the likes of which I had never heard from a horse.
If I were writing ‘headlines’ for carrier pigeon messages as Norma Kopp does, I’d have title this Kropp Sisters Come a Cr ...more
The three Kopp sisters, Constance, Norma and Fleurette, are all delightful but it is Constance's story and she really must have been a remarkable woman. When the family's home life is threatened she takes on a powerful local business man and defends her sisters and their farm against all kinds of threats and attacks. Eventually she gains ...more
He looked up and said, in a loud, plain voice, “She’s not a regular lady.”
Indeed, Constance Kopp was quite a woman for her time. Constance Amelie Kopp was born in 1878 and as an adult was recorded as being six feet tall. Yes, Constance Kopp was a real-life woman and is credited as being one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs. Little is known of the women but what is known paints a most interesting picture. Amy Stewart gathered as much information as she could ...more
The blurb describes the book the best:
Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bul ...more
Set in the 1914 in Bergen County, New Jersey, the three Kopp sisters, Constance and Norma in their mid thirties and 16 year old Fleurette, live on a fairly isolated farm. Since their brother married and ...more
Probably could have been 3-stars were it not for that effing boring ending, the fact the last two hours were about 1 hour and 50 min of padding and it ended with Sheriff Heath offering Constance a deputy job. I MEAN SERIOUSLY, that is one of the most exciting parts of this real life story and it's LITERALLY the last line of the book.
Boring. Padded. Cliched. Nothing extraordinary with the writing - won't be continuing this series and probably not the author's other works either (no ...more
I just couldn't get excited about this story though. The pacing was too leisurely for m ...more
A collision between a buggy carrying the three Kopp sisters and an automobile driven by the gangster Henry Kaufman was the start of a year of terror. Constance tried to collect money from Henry to pay for the damaged buggy. Henry and his gan ...more
They're skilled at isolation, until an automobile runs into their buggy on the road. A simple request for payment for damages spirals into threatening letter ...more
"It's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for GROWNUPS!" Mystery, same time period, headstrong women, klutzy and smart, orphans, farms... So, just go read it!!!
He looked up and said, in a loud, plain voice, “She’s not a regular lady.”
This book was delightful and witty and charming and definitely makes my list of favorites for 2015. It's reminiscent of Cinnamon and Gunpowder, but with a tighter, sharper historical context. The characters are based on real people - this is actual historical fiction! - and I'm impressed that Amy Stewart was able to write such a quickly-moving, entertaining story based on real events. This format can force authors into ...more
The Kopp sisters live on a farm outside of town in New Jersey, the time is 1914. Ever since the death of their mother, their brother, Francis, has been trying to convince them to move in with him and his family in town but the sisters have done very well living on their own.
Norma is the eldest and she and Constance do most ...more
Feisty, fun, and pleasantly readable!!!
Girl Waits with Gun - such a wholesomely unique, cheeky good read. Not to mention, historically relevant and engagingly entertaining.
After visiting the author's web page - www.amystewart.com - which includes photos and mini bios of real-life people and events within the story - I was even more impressed. Truth based fiction, one of my faves.
And I absolutely LOVE the art-deco book jacket.
More enjoyment came from the diversity of personalities betwee ...more
The story opens with an automobile running into the Kopp sisters' buggy and causing considerable damage. Constance tried to collect from the driver, Henry Kaufma ...more
Constance Kopp and her two sisters live on a farm in New Jersey. While in town, their buggy is rammed by an automobile driven by Henry Kaufman head of the Kaufman Silk Dying Company. The harder Constance tries to collect the money due them for damages, the more intense and violent become the threats and attacks on the sisters, causing Constance to seek help from the police and Sheriff Heath. But refusing to ...more
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