February 4, 2019

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

Author Jane Healey
Published Date : February 5, 2019
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Genre : Fiction / Women's / Historical
Rating : 5 Star

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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, Fiona’s long-held plans are shattered.

Determined 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 more than happy to quit 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 boys on the front lines.

Chosen 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 lives.


Wowzers!! This was a heartbreaking book that will grab you and won't let go until that last page is read. Fiona Denning thought she had her life figured out until the horrors of WW2 came to America when her fiance Danny joined the fight for freedom but he has gone missing during a raid over Germany. Determined to learn Danny's fate, Fiona joins the Red Cross Clubmobile with her two friends; Viviana & Dottie.

It's only when they arrived in Britain that these three woman learn the true horrors of War while trying to give the boys something to look forward to with live music and doughnuts. As Fiona learns the fate of Danny, she is presented with yet another challenge that will lead to that unbelievable ending that will have yourself in tears for what really happened during that time we call, WW2.

I can't spoil too much of this book but if you are big into historical fiction set during World War 2, then this is the book for you! I never realized that the Red Cross Clubmobile was a thing until this book and it's makes you glad that during all the evilness, the boys fighting had something good to look forward to with this program. I'm not gonna lie to y'all, this book will have you in tears during certain points but that ending is something good to look forward to when these three woman finally get their happy ending in a way that you won't imagine!

Thank You to Jane Healey for this awesome read that turned me into a fan from this day forward!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Get Red PR!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!

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