Monday, April 3, 2017

Girl waits with gun

Girl waits with gun / Amy Stewart, 408 pgs.

It is 1914 and three sisters are living together on a farm in New Jersey after the death of their mother.  The Kopp sisters are doing just fine, thank you very much until they are in an accident with a local factory owner and thug, Henry Kaufman.  They try to collect damages from Kaufman but that puts them in his path to be harassed by him.  They end up with bricks through their windows and threatening letters.  Although concerned about this violence, they are not going to be run off their property.  They consult the sheriff and learn to shoot.  They are going to protect themselves and their property.  They also get involved with another woman who is being harassed by Kaufman.  Constance, the oldest sister, is the narrator here and she is an impressive woman, tall, confident and not about to be bullied.  The best part of the story is that it is based on a true story and real people.  Stewart does a great job filling in details, creating dialog and interesting personalities.  Overall, a very fun book to read.

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