Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love this series for the strong female characters, particular Constance the lady cop (technically in this book she is the deputy sheriff) who is big and strong and smart and doesn't fit nicely into a phone booth or a trolley bench. You can enjoy the story by itself, but I think it is most remarkable knowing how much of this is based on historical fact. Amy Stewart has done her research, from the characters to the scenarios to the legal situation. Young women are thrown in jail because their moral characters are in question, when it is more that they have decided to leave their parents' home and are daring to work and live alone. But they don't have many rights or access to counsel. Constance Kopp has been assigned to work directly with the women in jail, and is able to help them and advocate for them. Then her youngest sister leaves without permission to pursue her career on the stage, and her sisters are confronted with their beliefs.
I received a review copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It lingered on my Kindle for a while and came out in the meantime, in early September 2017.
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