If you find yourself with a little down time this weekend, why not pick up a good book? We’ve got a few great weekend reads ranging from fun and thrill to romance that’ll make it difficult to put the book back down!
Girl Waits With Gun
By Amy Stewart
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Novelist Amy Stewart’s thrilling tale of a blackmail case involving the Kopp sisters, real-life sleuths in Hackensack, New Jersey in the early 1900s, is riveting and great fun. Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp were stout-hearted daring women who maintained the family homestead after their parents died. Trouble started for the trio when a car smashed into their buggy and injured one of the sisters. When the wealthy silk manufacturer and smug owner of the motorcar not only refuses to pay for the damages, but threatens to harm the women, the sisters decide to take matters into their own hands to make sure the culprit takes responsibility for his careless actions. A dangerous chain of events occur after the Kopps successfully sue the deceitful businessman. The scoundrel and his friends begin terrorizing the women. Constance has them arrested for assailing her on the street. Insulted, the men drive to the Kopps’ farm and shoot at the house and its inmates. The women arm themselves with revolvers until the villains can be located and brought to justice. The blend of historical fiction with this true-life story is ingenious and makes Stewart’s book a pleasure to read. The Kopp sisters are not shy and shrinking violets and the author’s style is just as bold.