This novel follows four women from widely disparate backgrounds and of contrasting personalities who enlist in the military. There is the dedicated military brat whose father objects to her enlistment; the small-sized innocent from a tiny town who works twice as hard to prove herself; the fashion plate from New York City who has secrets to hide; and the gregarious joker whose laughter serves to hide her pain and to pull the group together. Westin outlines the formation of the Women's Army Corps. Three of her main characters go overseas, close to the fighting. The danger and important yet uncertain love interests for each keep interest from waning.
This was an account of the early days of the Women's Army Corps told through the fictional stories of 4 women. Very interesting and informative! Since I served in the WAC for 3 years myself, it was fascinating to me to read about how the Women's Army Corps got started.