Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold since 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. Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart is a smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters in the Koop sisters who exhibit courage, stubborness, and resourcefulness.
Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of several books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including From the Ground Up, The Earth Moved, Flower Confidential, Wicked Plants, and Wicked Bugs.
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.