Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions was written by Amy Stewart and published on September 5th, 2017. This is the third book in the Kopp Sisters series and my second read-through. I rarely read the same book twice, but I REALLY enjoyed this series!
It is 1916, Constance Kopp is still the first female deputy sheriff of New Jersey and matron of the female inmates at the Hackensack jail. Constance is working her dream job. At nearly six foot tall and 180 lbs, she is completely suited to her new carrier. Her sisters, Norma and Fleurette are able to fulfill some of their own dreams now that their household has a regular source of income from Constance—who is paid the same wage as a man, something that was practically unheard of at this time in history.
Women still haven’t gained the right to vote. The morality laws in New Jersey are skewed towards men with very few options for recourse for the ladies caught up in these situations. (Even a “date” would be considered scandalous at this time in history!) But these women now have someone willing to listen to these ladies and act on their behalf—Constance Kopp.
The previous books in this series were written in first-person. This book is written in third-person to follow Constance, her sister Fleurette, and two new characters—Edna and Minnie.
I really enjoyed this book! It’s a coming of age story loosely based on actual women from history. (It might be my favorite of the bunch—besides the first book, of course!) We see a LOT of growth from the women in this story as the characters reevaluate what it is to be a “modern woman” with careers in 1916.
I loved this quote:
Are we prepared to follow Fleurette around for the rest of her life and disapprove of everything she does, or are we going to behave like modern women and let her go her own way?”
“I suppose you’re the expert on how modern women behave.”
“Well, I know I’m expected back at work. Is that modern enough for you?”
I would recommend this book to anyone, from middle school age and older. I think this book would be especially good for young ladies. This book would probably be suitable as a stand-alone novel, but it’s more fun to read within the context of the series.
Thank you, Amy Stewart, for writing another winner!