I recently bought a Parker ChallengerII outfitter for my wife, and I have to say that it was money well spent. It is very light, has a comfortable grip for a smaller hand, quiet, forgiving, has a good draw weight and length adjustment range, and is very affordable.
The only problem I had was that she was shooting 3" groups after the initial sighting in!
(she's a natural)
Looks like I'll have to practice more so she doesn't make me look bad!
Good luck, and let us know what you get!