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Girl Waits With Gun

por Amy Stewart

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Séries: Kopp Sisters (1)

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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 nation's first female deputy sheriffs. 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 from city to country fifteen years ago. 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 family farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out 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. Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself--with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way. Through Amy Stewart's exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from forgotten historical anecdote to unforgettable historical fiction heroine-- an outsized woman not only ahead of her time, but sometimes even ahead of ours.--Dust jacket.… (mais)
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This is strongly based on a true historical figure. I feel it would have changed my expectations and approach to the book if I had known that going in. I might have enjoyed it more. As it was I judged it against the plots and pace of classic hard-boiled novels (maybe because of the cover). This is not that. ( )
  Dorothy2012 | Apr 22, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this. I picked it up because the next novel in the series was on sale, and surely I can't start with the second book, so I checked this one out from the library. The characters are well drawn and interesting, and the story moves along at a good pace. Great fun! ( )
  ledonnelly | Mar 11, 2024 |
Awful. Felt like I was reading a book that was written 100 years ago and did not age well. Everyone was naive. The plot was too weak. Who cares about this one-dimensional man? There is nothing at all to keep my interest in his stupid behavior. (His sister, father, and friends are one-dimensional too.) The Kopp sisters aren't much smarter. They're burning through money with no future plans?

The twists and turns are minimal. Fleurette-as-sister was the only interesting one and it wasn't enough. Much of the action is unbelievable: Sheriff providing them with guns? Providing lots of attention including men to watch the house for months? Letting Constance meet criminals as they demanded? Offering her a job as detective with very little experience and unable to control her reactions (both physical and verbal)?

Yes, I read that the book is based on a true story and some of these things happened but what the author has made up for to fill in the details just doesn't rise to the sum total of a worthwhile book. (And certainly not one of 400 pages.)

So why did I read the whole thing? Book club. ( )
  donwon | Jan 22, 2024 |
The first in the Kopps Sisters Novel Series, Girl Waits with Gun is an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.
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, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. ( )
  LynneQuan | Jan 4, 2024 |
This was a nice light read between War & Peace and Ticking Clock. A bit of fun and escape. It did have a lot of waiting. I kept expecting something to happen, but found myself waiting sans gun. It is already fading from my memory. It did show how powerless women were at this time. These were strong characters being harassed by circumstances. I found it frustrating at times that the women weren't listened to and were expected to submit to a subservient role to a male family member. Glad they were able to prevail. ( )
  njcur | Nov 28, 2023 |
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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.
adicionada por melmore | editarWashington 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.
adicionada por melmore | editarNew York Times, Katherine A. Powers (Aug 26, 2015)
 

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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 nation's first female deputy sheriffs. 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 from city to country fifteen years ago. 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 family farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out 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. Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself--with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way. Through Amy Stewart's exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from forgotten historical anecdote to unforgettable historical fiction heroine-- an outsized woman not only ahead of her time, but sometimes even ahead of ours.--Dust jacket.

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