If you are a fan of the historical novels, always eager to see a new spin on things, then “The Beantown Girls” is a great choice. Also, if you are looking for new interesting facts about World War II, then maybe you should find more about Red Cross Clubmobile Girls, which is the central topic of this impressive novel.
The author, Jane Healey, has beautifully combined a romantic story during the war, with the adventure of 3 powerful women, who are daunting the challenges of war.
The American Red Cross Clubmobile Service, friendships and romance
Fiona Denning planned everything that will happen in her life. She will work in the city hall, marry her fiance when he returns from war and she will start living in the suburbs of Boston.
But life has another surprise for her. While her fiance is reported missing, after being shot in Germany, she knows she has to change her plans. So guided to look for her fiance’s fate, she recruits two best friends and enrolls as a volunteer in the American Red Cross Clubmobile Service.
During World War II, this was a mobile service club. It was created to provide servicemen with food, entertainment and “a connection home”.
Fiona, along with her friends Viviana and Dottie sign up to this club. Now they can go to Germany and find Fiona’s fiance. But during their tour across England and France, they learn a lot about war. Their story is full of action, adventure, and romance, but also of true friendship lessons.
A beautiful yet heartbreaking glimpse into World War Two
Be ready to read a stunning book. To cry and laugh and to have a book hangover after finishing the last page. We totally recommend adding this historical novel on the booklist.
Thank you, Lake Union Publishing for the copy, we were so happy to have the chance to read such good historical fiction.