Wednesday, October 02, 2019
World at War: Girl Waits With Gun
First sentence: Our troubles began in the summer of 1914, the year I turned thirty-five. The Archduke of Austria had just been assassinated, the Mexicans were revolting, and absolutely nothing was happening at our house, which explains why all three of us were riding to Paterson on the most trivial of errands.
Premise/plot: The world may be heading towards war—the war to end all wars—but Constance and her two sisters, Norma and Fleurette, are heading for a war of their own. To say the book begins with a crash, boom, bang would not be an exaggeration. The sisters carriage is hit by an automobile filled with hooligans. Henry Kaufman may come from a well-to-do family, but he is a number one jerk. Soon after she sends him a civil letter asking that he pay for damages, the threats start. Will she be able to keep her sisters safe on the family farm?! Should she go to the police? Get a lawyer? Should she shut up or speak up?!
My thoughts: I absolutely loved loved loved this one! It had me hooked from the first page. It kept me turning pages. One thing I could never have guessed is that it is based on a true story or sequence of events. Though some elements are pure fiction. I wouldn’t change a thing about this lovely historical suspense.
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