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Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel) (edició 2015)

de Amy Stewart (Autor)

Sèrie: Kopp Sisters (1)

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Living in virtual isolation years after the revelation of a painful family secret, Constance Kopp is terrorized by a belligerent silk factory owner and fights back in ways outside the norm for early twentieth-century women.
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Títol:Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel)
Autors:Amy Stewart (Autor)
Informació:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2015), Edition: 1st, 448 pages
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Etiquetes:to-read, crime-fiction, at-vpl

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Girl Waits With Gun de Amy Stewart

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Es mostren 1-5 de 132 (següent | mostra-les totes)
It's a good start to the series, a little slow moving. I did enjoy reading the backstory on Fleurette. The way the chapters went back and forth from their past to present was seamless and it flowed perfectly.

Although Fleurette was to be portrayed as the humor aspect in the book I found her annoying and exasperating. It was certainly off putting and at time it was fun, but at other times it just wasn't (author certainly did a good job as portraying her as the annoying younger sister!)

Certainly worth reading, I enjoyed the setting and the characters. ( )
  sensitivemuse | Sep 4, 2021 |
Author Amy Stewart, inspired by newspaper accounts, created a series featuring the Kopp Sisters. In this first installment, the sisters' buggy was hit by a motor car driven by a wealthy factory owner who hangs around with a less-than-reputable group of mafia-like thugs. Their efforts to recover damages go unheeded. Constance visits the factory where she shows the man she isn't afraid of him. The sheriff aids the sisters in their efforts to recover not only the money for damages but also a woman's kidnapped child, fathered by the man, who went missing. The story fills in much of the back story for me as I began the series with the fifth installment for a book club. I also read the sixth installment when invited to a debut for that installment. While I'm glad to know the back story, I am glad I began with the fifth installment instead of the first. I will continue to play catch-up on the earlier stores while reading the later installments. I listened to the audio book read by Christina Moore. I think she did a good job capturing the essence of each woman's character in her narration. ( )
  thornton37814 | Aug 28, 2021 |
I appreciated how fleshed out the Kopp family was and how well imagined their surroundings. That this story was inspired by newspaper accounts was clear and I applaud the research required. I think that the story needed some editing or revising as it meandered in the last half. Maybe more fictionalization was called for. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
I didn’t finish it; it didn’t hold my attention ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
The fact that this was based on actual events along with her excellent writing made Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart a fun and absorbing read. Constance Kopp and her sisters, Norma and Fleurette are driving in their horse drawn buggy on a summer day in 1914 when an automobile hits them. All three girls are slightly injured and the buggy is completely destroyed. The driver of the car is, Henry Kaufman, the drunken owner of a local silk manufacturing company who believes his position entitles him to ignore Constance’s requests that he pay for the damage.

Not only does he disregard her invoices, he and his gang of ruffians start a campaign of terror against the Kopp sisters. They drive by the isolated farm where the Kopp sisters reside, shouting insults, throwing bricks through windows with threatening notes. Constance files a complaint with the local sheriff, Robert Heath, and even with lawmen guarding the farm, the incidents continue and escalate into gunplay.

The story unfolds with plenty of twists that keeps the reader rooting for the sisters. The back story about the sisters is complex and interesting, as is their current situation. All three women are smart and independent but the narrator of the story, Constance, won my admiration for her cool composure, righteous anger and sly humor. The author has gone on and written two more books based on Constance’s life and I am looking forward to reading more about the fabulous Kopp sisters. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jul 19, 2021 |
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Based on the little-known story of the real Constance Kopp, one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs, the novel is an entertaining and enlightening story of how far one woman will go to protect her family.
afegit per melmore | editaWashington Post, Carol Memmott (Sep 1, 2015)
 
Stewart has spun a fine, historically astute novel out of all this, adding a subplot and deepening the characters.
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (2 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Amy Stewartautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Bourlot, SusannaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hedinger, SabineTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Jiménez Arribas, CarlosTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kern, ÉlisabethTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sibley, Greta D.Dissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Surniak, PaulinaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Tierney, JimDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Tierney, JimAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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