Girl Waits With Gun

Girl Waits With Gun From the New York Times best selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the US s first female deputy sheriffs Constance Kopp doesn t
  • Title: Girl Waits With Gun
  • Author: AmyStewart
  • ISBN: 9781925307474
  • Page: 199
  • Format: ebook
  • Girl Waits With Gun
    From the New York Times best selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten, true story of one of the US s first female deputy sheriffs.Constance Kopp doesn t quite t the mould 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 sisFrom the New York Times best selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten, true story of one of the US s first female deputy sheriffs.Constance Kopp doesn t quite t the mould 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 from the city to the country fifteen years before When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their farm The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out that Constance has a knack for outwitting and disarming the criminal element, which might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life.Through Amy Stewart s exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from a forgotten historical anecdote to an unforgettable historical fiction heroine an outsized woman not only ahead of her time, but sometimes even ahead of ours.
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    Girl Waits with Gun A Kopp Sisters Novel Girl Waits With Gun hits the bulls eye Daniel Stashower, author of The Hour of Peril The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War Amy Stewart s debut novel Girl Waits With Gun is an irresistible and thoroughly enjoyable book, a suspenseful historical mystery Girl Waits with Gun Kopp Sisters, by Amy Stewart Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart is a Mariner Books publication e book library edition 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. Girl Waits with Gun Summary SuperSummary Girl Waits with Gun is a historical fiction book by Amy Stewart It s the first novel in the Kopp Sisters series, and it was released in The plot centers around a woman struggling to find her place in the world until the local sheriff s department enlists her help in bringing a gang to justice It s based on the true story of one of the first female sheriffs in the United States. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart Audiobook Audible Set against the backdrop of the famous Paterson Silk Strike and based on actual events, Girl Waits with Gun is the first in a series of novels based on the real life adventures of Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp Drawing on extensive research into newspaper reports, courthouse files, genealogical archives, and letters, this intriguing story remains true to the historical record. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart Summary and reviews Girl Waits With Gun is the first book in the Kopp Sisters series by NYT best selling American author, Amy Stewart When, on a fine July day in , silk factory heir Henry Kaufman recklessly drives his motorcar into the buggy conveying Constance Read More Sylvia Developing Drama Girl Waits With Gun Based On Apr , Girl Waits With Gun, published by Houghton Mifflin, is the first book in Stewart s Kopp Sisters novels It was followed by Lady Cop Makes Trouble and Girl Waits With Gun, by Amy Stewart The New York Times Aug , Amy Stewart s first novel, Girl Waits With Gun, follows her award winning nonfiction The Drunken Botanist, itself a dram of good cheer after her previous, excellently informative doses of Home Girl Waits with Gun Discussion Guide LibGuides at Aug , Girl Waits with Gun CD by Amy Stewart ISBN Reserve a set of books for your book discussion group Suggestions for further reading Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson ISBN When facing injustice, the residents of nineteenth century New York City s tenements turn to midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Little Girl Waits With The Dogs To Get A Treat From The Jul , Ramona is just a toddler, but she s already learned that if she waits at the fence with her dogs, the neighbor will give her a treat as well. Truth Is Strange And Fiction Is Charming In Girl Waits Sep , That sense of the drive beneath the facts underscores every page of Girl Waits With Gun a story drawn from the real life Kopp sisters, who in found themselves in

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    Amy Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including Girl Waits with Gun, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, The Drunken Botanist, and Wicked Plants She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon You can also find her all over the country speaking to audiences at bookstores, libraries, botanical gardens, corporate campuses, and university and museum lecture series To find out if she s coming to your town, visit the Events page of her website.She s online almost every week chatting with book clubs on Skype, so get in touch

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  • 4.5 Stars for Girl Waits With Gun This book was so great for me This is a rarity because I m not a historical fiction fan It takes place in the early 1900 s in New York and New Jersey 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 thugs thrown [...]


  • Update Just wanted to share that this book is 5.99 on Kindle right now I just seconds ago finished the next book Lady Cop Makes Trouble of this trilogy series 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 series a some point I ve no idea But.k out reviews the price is good right now for the first book Girl Waits With Gun , by Amy Stewart, is g [...]


  • OH WHAT FUN I admit it.e classy book cover illustration is what drew me in on this one, and I m glad it did 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 known, is really the daughter [...]


  • I didn t know Girl Waits with Gun was based on a true story until I read the acknowledgements at the end It read very much like fiction good fun fiction The book tells the story of the three Kopp sisters, who lived on their own in rural New Jersey in the early 20th century The story is narrated by the oldest sister Constance, who is six feet tall, smart as a whip and determined to deal with an arrogant rich local factory owner who has been terrorizing her and her sisters The tone of the story ma [...]


  • When I allowed myself to think about the brevity of the time ahead of me, and the futility of spending any of it on cooking and mending and gardening, it frightened me so much that I almost couldn t breathe 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 cantankerous N [...]


  • Uh, huh A girl gets her foot in the doord, by the way, there s something adding a bit of weight to her stylish 1914 fringed handbag.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 steel into th [...]


  • The Hook The coverand title Little did I know the truth of the latter 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 mustard powder and a [...]


  • Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart is a 2015 Mariner Books publication e book library edition 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 embolden w [...]


  • I remember when this book first came out and everyone was reading it I let it slip by because I thought it was a feminist western, and, okay, I had it wrong I enjoyed this story of the Kopp sisters, especially Constance, the woman turned detective police assistant.


  • While en route from their farm to town in their horse drawn carriage, three sisters are crashed into by a group of men in a motorcar The men look like a bunch of disreputable toughs, but that doesn t dissuade Constance Kopp from asserting her rights and demanding to be paid damages Little does she know that the reckless driver is Henry Kaufman, a wealthy but somewhat deranged mill owner, and that his friends are in the Mafia But even when she finds out, she refuses to back down from demanding wh [...]


  • My rating 3.5 of 5 starsHe 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 and the nec [...]


  • A novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation s first female deputy sheriffs.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, bulle [...]


  • I loved the book cover featuring the self assured Constance Kopp in her stylish hat The title of the book comes from an actual newspaper headline from 1914 when Constance took part in a sting operation to help capture the men who were threatening her family.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 gang o [...]


  • Historical fiction can be tricky It s tough to pull together something that is historically authentic, in addition to the usual fiction requirements of being plausible and a good story In Girl Waits With Gun, Amy Stewart seems to have got the historical aspects right, and has given us characters that are realistic and that we care about It s based on events that actually happened around a hundred years ago.I just couldn t get excited about this story though The pacing was too leisurely for me so [...]


  • This book is a wild ride It s 1914, an era where women are expected to stay home and take care of the family Already, the Kopp sisters are an anomaly rather than move in with their brother, Francis, they opt to live on their own on the family farm following their mother s passing And they do quite well for themselves, thank you very much.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 letters fr [...]


  • Wow A great read, a novel based on true life character Constance Kopp and her two sisters This appears to be the first of a series on Constance, as the author has quickly come out with a 2nd book It is a fun and fast read I usually have 3 books going at one time and one book always pulls ahead in my reading and this was the one for me as I dashed through the last 200 pages of this book Constance and her sisters are under attack by a local silk mill owner and his cronies, and this book documents [...]


  • For a change, a VERY short review This was recommended to me by a GR friend and I say, Thank you so much The summary describes the nuts and bolts, the cover is delightful but I needed a push If someone asked me about this crazy, delightful, endearing novel, I would say It s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for GROWNUPS Mystery, same time period, headstrong women, klutzy and smart, orphans, farms So, just go read it


  • Bullet Review 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 offense [...]


  • When the three Kopp sisters drove into town, they had no idea it would unleash a crazy chain of events and a world of trouble The combative owner of a local silk factory ran them down with his automobile, flipping and crushing their horse drawn buggy, and then refused to pay for the damages Constance Kopp kept after Henry Kaufman for restitution, their funds were limited and it was only right that he should compensate the sisters, but she had no idea how aggressive, antagonistic and dangerous he [...]


  • Although I didn t find this book romping or hilarious, I liked it well enough If you picked it up because of the cover if anything, that s Fleurette, not Constance, and she didn t get nearly so much freedom with the gun or the blurbs you d likely be disappointed, but we all know that you re not supposed to judge etc Mostly this made me wonder exactly why, as a society, we find pregnant unmarried ladies to be such hopeless tramps, or why the burden of a child should fall solely on a woman I mean, [...]


  • I have to say that I really enjoyed this book It s set in 1914 in New Jersey and is about three sisters living on their own and trying to make their way in a world that is not female friendly Women in America still don t have the right to vote This is based on the real life of Constance Kopp and her two sisters, Norma and Fleurette.The story opens with an automobile running into the Kopp sisters buggy and causing considerable damage Constance tried to collect from the driver, Henry Kaufman, an o [...]


  • 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 falling back [...]


  • 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 amystewart which includes photos and mini bios of real life people and events within the story I was even impressed Truth based fiction, one of my faves And I absolutelyLOVEthe art deco book jacket More enjoyment came from the diversity of personalities between the Kopp sisters Constance, Norma [...]


  • I was really looking forward to reading this book based on the reviews I d read and I was not disappointed This is one of the most enjoyable reads that I ve had all summer 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 of t [...]


  • First Sentence Our troubles began in the summer of 1914, the year I turned thirty five.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 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 pay damag [...]


  • This was a great palate cleanser book after some intense reads I adored the Kopp sisters, especially our heroine Constance She is tough, funny, and altogether human I couldn t help but see the current relevance of the story s themes, including powerful people taking advantage of those who have much less Amy Stewart blends history, mystery, and humor effortlessly I m already reading book two Full review at TheBibliophage.


  • When Henry Kaufman, a noted silk factory manager, rans into the buggy in which Constance Kopp and her sisters are riding, he causes an accident and flees the scene Thinking that his wealth and power would keep him out of trouble, Kaufman is surprised when Constance demands payment The she pushes, the his threats escalate Still, Constance does not back down ultimately bringing on the wrath of Kaufman and the birth of a new era.Wow, this novel was amazing I loved every minute I spent reading it [...]


  • 4.5 stars From the start, I loved this novel The main character, Constance Kopp, is hilarious in her inner musings and in her dialogue Author Amy Stewart chose to write her with aplomb, which is an unusual characteristic for a woman in the early 1900 s Of course, being historical fiction and written with much research, it could be assumed that Constance would have needed to be indomitable to become the country s first Deputy Sheriff The title of this novel is taken directly from a headline in a [...]


  • This was not at all what I expected it to be It s not a perfect book, but it was a weirdly pleasant one and I mean that in a good way Longer review to come


  • Copy provided by NetGalleyThis novel is based on the real life adventures of the Kopp sisters, specifically Constance Kopp, who after repeated threats and attacks by a wealthy and powerful sociopath named Henry Kaufman, learns not only how to investigate, but how to shoot a revolver to protect herself as did her sisters.The novel opens when Constance, Norma, and young Fleurette are in their buggy when they are run into by Kaufman in his automobile, driven while he was drunk Constance is determin [...]


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