Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit is the fourth book in Amy Stewart’s Kopp sisters historical novel series. It’s my first time reading one of them and I have to say it is really good. The novels are based on the real life stories of Constance Kopp and her sisters. Constance is a force to be reckoned with as she fights for women’s rights in a male dominated time in 1916 where women are suppose to be seen and not heard.
She’s been on the job now a year as the first female Deputy Sheriff. She demands that women are treated with dignity and respect when they are arrested and accused of crimes. Most of the time she is against what they are brought in for but has to follow the law. It’s also an election year and she knows that a new Sheriff will be elected and she’s worried about who will win.
One rainy night while bringing two prisoners to an insane asylum one of them escapes and jumps into the ocean and she saves him. The other prisoner a woman named Anna is being committed to the asylum for the fourth time by her husband. Deputy Kopp gets her and she doesn’t find anything wrong with her. It’s her place to follow the law but decides to personally invest in this case and try and help Anna. She get’s her a lawyer and together they investigate what is going on with Anna’s life and her husband.
The results of the election, her helping Anna and a new Sheriff contribute to Constance’s life becoming unraveled and in for a change by the time everything is sorted out.
In reading the author notes in the back a lot of this book (and her others) are indeed based on the real life of these characters. Somethings have been changed, added or embellished for the sake of story telling. I had never heard of her or her family and now I am researching all about her. She was a fascinating woman and Author Amy Stewart has done a good job with this book (and I am sure the previous ones) to bring her life to the masses.
You can pick it up in stores on Tuesday, September 11 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.