I loved this book because of the detailed depiction of life in 1914. Amy Stewart is known for her highly researched nonfiction books. Now she has tur..Show More »ned this finely developed skill towards fleshing out the adventures of a group of sisters living in New Jersey. Lucky for us! This book is so well written and captures these eccentric, individual, quirky, stand up for themselves women perfectly. The narration was excellent.
Be aware that while the characters engage and jump off the page--coming vividly to life as the story progresses--the pace of the book matches the era. Horse and buggy rather than high speed action. For me, this wasn't a problem. I liked hearing about day to day life on the farm and nearby town. To me, this was a delightful window back to another lifetime in history. However, if you prefer fast paced action and high tension storytelling you might find this charming book a bit too tame.
I did not realize when I started reading that this is the first book in a planned series. It's a good thing since I'm hooked and look forward to future books. Recommended if you like living history that might just make you smile.
Stewart has used her unerring research skills and sharp wit to elevate the standard of historic fiction to an entirely new level. I loved book one in..Show More » the series, Girl Waits With Gun, and was hoping that book two would be up to the challenge. To me, Lady Cop Makes Trouble is even better than the first book. There is more action, so much detail and such a high level of historic accuracy that reading feels like traveling in a time machine.
The plot is taken from the headlines of the time and in doing so lends a feeling of authenticity to this historic fiction detective book. Stewart opens a window into the early 1900s and beckons the reader to climb through and into another world. Descriptive, detailed, exacting dialogue and excellent character interaction and development all converge to create an enthralling book.
Moore's narration is spot on once again. Her use of pauses, sighs and her precise tone and timing really captures the no nonsense feel of the era and the characters she is voicing. Her skilled delivery makes listening a pleasure.
I really am looking forward to book three--I can't wait to see what happens next. Recommended if you enjoy historic fiction with quirky characters, some funny bits and a slice of life from another era. I loved it.