Monday, September 14, 2020

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3)

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OK. I'm saturated with Kopp Sisters for the time being. I'll have to take a break now that I've binged the first three novels. While this was still a great read, I can feel my interest waning slightly and these books and characters deserve better.

Constance's younger sister is infatuated with the theater and runs off with a traveling song-and-dance troupe. Or is it kidnapping? In 1916 New Jersey, "wayward" young women could get in a lot of trouble with the law and Constance knows only too well how naive young women can end up paying a heavy price when they flout the social conventions. 

It was not unusual for Sheriff Heath to be rousted out of bed in the middle of the night over a train accident, a country house robbery, or some other calamity. He rarely enjoyed anything like a full night’s sleep, and he carried eggplant-hued shadows under his eyes to prove it. (6%)

Constance was subjected to a barrage of letters from lonely men and enterprising employers. She’d had a marriage proposal from a doctor in Cuba, an offer of a job as a factory foreman in Chicago, and a set of keys to a jail in El Paso if only she’d consent to come out West and run it. Her sister Norma took great pride in answering those letters. She spent hours composing sharp-tongued retorts and reading them aloud. Under her pen, the rejection of impertinent propositions had been elevated to an art form. (6%)

Fleurette stood and tucked another ruffle into her skirt, raising the hem halfway to her knee. She wondered idly if it was possible to rig up some kind of cord that would raise the skirt when she left home and lower it again when she returned, like the canvas blinds in a shop window. (16%)