Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
1914, Bergen County. Constance Kopp has been sequestered on the family farm with her sisters because of a family secret. While travelling into town one day, a motorcycle driven by the crooked son of a silk factory owner crashes into their buggy. When Constance pursues him for $50 in damages, he refuses. Constance enlists the help of the local sheriff; she won’t be scared off , and she will get her money. What ensues is a delicious adventure, with intriguing subplots and historical backdrop (the story was discovered in an old newspaper article about the real Constance Kopp and a real buggy and motorcycle crash.) I, for one, hope this is the beginning of a series. I like Constance, I like the historical feel, and I enjoyed the hint of a possible romance with the sheriff. For those who like Susan Elia MacNeal and Mary Miley, this is a great read.