A WWII set story: The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

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For those who may not know, Beantown is a nickname for Boston, Massachusetts. The three protagonists of this novel, leave the area during WWII and head to Europe where they will work as, what were known as , Red Cross Clubmobile Girls.

Fiona is motivated by the upending of her life when her fiance is reported missing. She takes two friends along. Viviana looks forward to adventure while Dottie is less outgoing but has a talent for music. All three will be challenged by their experiences and will grow over the course of the novel. Follow them as they do in this long historical novel.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub Date 05 Feb 2019

Other opinions:

“Healey relied on diaries, letters, and other records left by real-life Clubmobile Service girls to create this straightforward tale serving a slice of WWII history.” —Booklist

“While the characters are fictional, Healey meticulously researched these women and based much of the book on historical events and information gathered from primary sources, thus giving the reader the fullest sense of what these women accomplished.” —Historical Novel Society

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