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  • Jane Healey
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  • 02 April 2019
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Summary The Beantown girls The Beantown girls Read ´ 108 An Charts and Washington Post bestseller A novel of love courage and danger unfolds as World War II’s brightest heroines the best of friends take on the front lines 1944 Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out She’ll work in city hall marry her fiancé when he returns from the war and settle down in the Boston suburbs But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany F. Thanks to this book I plan to learn about the early history of the Red Cross In 1944 three 25 year old best friends apply for and meet the rigorous demands to become Red Cross Clubmobile girls whose job it is to help raise morale of the men fighting in the war Fiona wants to make it to France because her fiance was shot down over Germany months ago and is missing in action Becoming a Clubmobile girl will get her closer to her fiance if he is still alive and give her a chance to do something for the war effort as she waits to hear any new about him First the trio has to learn to drive heavy vehicles make donuts with the explosion prone donut machines learn to maintain and repair vehicles learn first aid and how to don gas masks and prove they can keep a smiling and happy demeanor for the shell shocked soldiers no matter how they are feeling and how their day is going Fiona Viv and Dottie have very distinct personalities and looks so it s easy to follow their path through this time along with the other Clubmobile girls they meet along the way Through all of this it s necessary for Fiona to put aside her heartache and worry about the fate of her fiance and put the welfare of the men fighting the war ahead of how she is feeling The sacrifices that these women make are incredible even during a time when women couldn t be soldiers These woman end up facing the fact of bombs being dropped all around them and living in tents on K rations so far from home giving their all to help the men who ve lived the horror of war There are memorable side characters both real and fictional and I especially liked reading about Mrs Tibbetts whose three sons were at war while she opened her home to Clubmobile girls Then there is Jimmy English who has already lost so much in this war but still serves as a driver and helper to the Clubgirls The book is both funny and sad and I m so glad to have learned about these brave women who gave their all to help others during the war Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC I also won a copy from the Goodreads Giveaway

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The Beantown girls

Summary The Beantown girls The Beantown girls Read ´ 108 Oys on the front linesChosen for their inner strength and outer charm the trio isn’t prepared for the daunting challenges of war But through it all come new friendships and romances unforeseen dangers and unexpected dreams As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their liv. 5 rounded upI don t read a whole lot of historical fiction but man The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey is a MUST read if you are a historical fiction fan and are interested in reading about World War II What it s about Based on the Red Cross Clubmobile girls The Beantown Girls focuses on 3 friends that decide to join Fiona Viviana and Dottie Fiona s reason for wanting to join is different from her friends her fianc Danny has gone missing in the war and Fiona is determined to find out what happened to him any way she can These 3 friends will see a lot and go through a lot but the happiness they bring to the men on the front lines and the friendships and relationships they will foster may just help them make it through the war I have so much love for this book The story was amazing and I bawled my eyes out than once I really don t know enough about history and reading historical fiction like this just truly opens my eyes to the past I had no idea the Clubmobile girls even existed and I loved reading about what they did for the war They were right in the middle of everything and I can t imagine how brave all of those girls must have beenThe story is told only from Fiona s POV but it worked very well for this novel Her search for what happened to her fianc was heart wrenching but I loved how her friendships helped to get her through Final Thought The Beantown Girls is sad for sure but it also has wonderful moments that made me laugh out loud and overall was very inspiring and positive I would highly recommend to any historical fiction fan Healey has become an instant auto buy author for me and that is really saying something when HF isn t what I read the most ofThank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own

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Summary The Beantown girls The Beantown girls Read ´ 108 Iona’s long held plans are shatteredDetermined to learn her fiancé’s fate Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl recruiting her two best friends to come along There’s the outspoken Viviana who is than happy to uit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure Then there’s Dottie a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the b. Favorite uotesReady or not we re on our way to England We just went through six weeks of training for these jobs I had to learn to play badminton for the love of God There s no turning back nowI realized I was in a much better mood than when I arrived I was supposed to be the one boosting their spirits but instead that s exactly what these men had done for me Sometimes morale was a two way streetmy heart was aching in ways that felt very familiar and yet so different It turns out you can care for two men at the same time but you never care for them in the exact same way We re off the coast of a place where thousands of American men died And we re dancing she said suinting and tilting her head looking out across the water It feels a little off don t you think I ve thought about that I said nodding leaning over the railing But honestly I think any of the men killed here would say Damn Hitler Play that American music and dance It gives these men some hope and cheers them up Helps them fight another day The beach was a haunted obstacle course of foxholes concrete pillboxes and debris The captain was right You can feel the ghosts I got goose pimples on my arms again when she said it because it was true There was a heaviness to the air that had nothing to do with the dustDick kept talking as we drove in a trance giving us the play by play of all that had happened to him like a confessional We couldn t have stopped him if we had tried And from the way he was going on I knew that he would be haunted by the images of that day until he was an old manThe front is all around us it s not one straight line marked by barbed wire and a big signMy ReviewIn addition to top notch entertainment this book was eye opening and surprisingly educational I had no idea that Red Cross volunteers performed these functions It sounded rather frivolous at first driving around in trucks to cook and serve doughnuts and coffee to soldiers in battlefield and training encampments however they did so much than that Heinously nicknamed Doughnut Dollies they assisted the soldiers with writing letters home entertained them with music provided a welcome break from the horrors of war with snacks candy and hygiene supplies provided a kind personal touch while talking and listened to them about their experiences and news from their families at home provided comfort and gentle reassurance to those coming off the battlefields and POW camps helped them exchange information to their friends between compounds although they weren t nurses they willingly helped in a pinch with the wounded and anything else they could possibly do to lift morale I was thoroughly engaged with this adventurous poignant profoundly moving and thoughtfully written story and was not surprised at all to learn that the author had performed a massive amount of research and had based her manuscript on actual events and archived writings of the brave and intrepid women who dared such hazardous feats The storylines were beautifully crafted and expertly paced I adored these spunky characters and greatly admired their grit and sacrifice Ms Healy s writing was freuently emotive and tapped all the feels multiple times with considerable agility yet was easy to follow and totally transportive I instantly fell into a 1944 time machine and was completely immersed in their story living and working right beside the three brave Bostonians Fiona Viv and Dottie I could feel the rumble of the bomb blasts as well as their bone weary fatigue hear the jazz music playing and smell the pungent and permeating scents of their cigarettes as well as the endless batches of doughnuts they tirelessly created The author s magical word skills were deft yet oceans deep I also felt their excitement fear and profound heartache My eyes stung and my throat constricted than once at the horrific losses and moving encounters they exchanged with their new friends and frightened soldiers Any writer who can move my cold heart to such extremes deserves a ten star rating