I read this book straight through today.
The story is of four friends, joined by war, determined to find hope.
"Robin's stories are always an adventure of the heart! She is one of the premier storytellers of our day."--Karen Kingsbury, best-selling author of the Redemption series.
It was a good story of what probably happened to a lot of women who were left on their own when their husband's, fiances, brothers and sons were sent to war. Some even volunteered to go to war themselves. Very enjoyable read.
What a wonderful book. The setting is 1943 and each month of the year is about 4 women who work on an Army base. All but one of them has someone in the War, the other one's husband was not accepted because of a bad back. They get together on Saturday mornings to pray for their loved ones and each other and to help those in need right now. They are The Victory Club, praying for victory for themselves and others. A wonderful spiritual and inspiring book. I loved it.
4 women struggle through the emotions and hardships that were faced by many during WWII. They form bonds to become victorious through Christ. I really enjoyed this book!
Sweet, nostalgic, satisfying.
I wanted more from this book...Although the author did a good job of weaving in scripture and insight, it all felt a little to easy. Like the characters had no relationship with God and then they suddenly became mature christians. I also could just really see what was going to happen through the whole story, so it didn't really hold my interest. Very slow int he beginning. Good premise it just didn't deliver.
Thoroughly enjoyed these stories!
Set in Idaho in 1943, in the middle of World War II, four women with four very different stories commit to be there for one another. Margo and Dottie King, mother and daughter, Lucy Anderson, and Penny Maxfield create the Victory Club to help other families whose loved ones are also fighting in the war. The women ride the same bus together to their jobs at Gowen Fields, their local military base. They meet for lunch every weekday and then ride the same bus to their perspective homes.
Margo and Dottie live together in a small house. Margos husband divorced her and left her to raise two young children by herself. Margo, determined that her children will not make the same mistakes she did when she was young, has raised her son and daughter in a godly home and made sure that they have followed all of Gods laws. Dottie, not yet twenty, has a deep relationship with God, which shows even at a distance. Dotties boyfriend, Greg, shares the same kind of relationship with God that Dottie has. They planned to get married right after high school but waited at the insistence of Dotties mother, Margo. Before they could get married, Pearl Harbor was bombed and Greg signed up for the military, but not before they succumbed to one night of passion.
Lucy was orphaned at eighteen with no other family to turn to. Like Dottie, Lucy shares a deep relationship with God, visible to all. Lucy met her husband, Richard in her late twenties. They were married two years after their first date and shared one night as husband and wife before Pearl Harbor was bombed. Lucy hasnt seen her husband in over a year and constantly combats the loneliness of her apartment when she goes home.
Penny doesnt feel like she has that much in common with the other women. Her husband is at home, not fighting in the war like all of the other men his age. A week before Pearl Harbor was bombed, Stuart Maxfield fell off of the ladder and now lives with constant back pain, or so the doctor tells her. Penny also doesnt have a relationship with God like the other women. She thinks her husband is lying about his back to get out of serving in the war. Not only does she have to work, to keep food on the table and the medical bills paid, but she also has to go home and be a wife and a mother to two young children. This is not what she thought she would be doing at the young age of twenty-five, she is too young to be tied down.
This book was such a great story, I wish the author had written more and continued the story. A former military wife myself, I felt like I could really relate with the characters and the feelings they dealt with. This story was a great illustration of what it means to trust God. It is easy to trust God when things are going your way but when things are unpredictable especially the lives of your loved ones, it becomes harder to trust that God is in control. I would recommend this book to everybody.
I loved this book. I was a child during WWII but can remember so much about the everyday living - the hopes, the dreams, the prayers, the rationing, the victory gardens,the banners that hung in the windows of those who had loved sons and daughters and husbands serving in the military (and the sadness at seeing the blue stars changed to gold). A blue star indicated that their loved one was serving in one of the services; the gold stars indicated that their loved one had been killed. The patriotism in this country during that era has been unmatched. This book really took me down memory lane to a time that should never be forgotten.
A wonderful WW2 book about 4 friends coping with wartime worries. Another winner for Robin Lee Hatcher.
"In 1943, the women of America banded together to make a life for themselves while their husbands and sons fought overseas.
Even as the men engaged in war, these women faced battles of their own on the homefront."
Margo, Dottie, Lucy and Penny never expected to face the hardships they must now find a way to conquer.
But through the power of Christ, and the power of friendship, perhaps this Victory Club will achieve more than any of them could ever have imagined."
An encouraging book for women in a time of war.
didn't read this book...yet! But Robin Lee Hatcher is a great Arthor! I love her other books!