A lovely story of four very different women who become a supportive group of friends when the are placed on the same crew in a shipyard during World War II. I loved their different stories and their search for more meaningful lives. It is Christian fiction, but unlike some in that genre it is a skillfully told story as well, one that made me care deeply for the women and their families.
Explores the lives of four women in smalltown Michigan during WWII. The unlikely quartet of heroines a mouthy Italian, a farm girl desperate to go to college, a spinster schoolteacher who's inherited a fortune, and a bored housewife meet and become fast friends when they take Rosie the Riveter jobs at a local factory.
Not my favorite Lynn Austin novel.
The story is entertaining and heartwarming, but I felt moved way to quickly in the end. Still an enjoyable read.
This was a wonderful story of courage, fears, racism, sexism, and just plain life!
It is wonderful to read about my Mother's generation and see that they had such courage and problems just like my generation! They handled them so well.........and came through very strong!
This is a "must read" for all Baby Boomers and their children!
A good historical novel of the U.S.. Four women from different backgrounds come together as a crew in a shipyard during WWII. Austin fleshes out the characters well. This is the first book of hers I've read. I will read more.
This is a well written account of four very different ladies coming together during WW2 and how each one has a different path but each path cross one another. There are some twists and turns and heart breaks. An excellent read.
I picked this book because I am basically a feminist - and because one of my best friends was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Boeing in Seattle during WWII. Four women of different ages and backgrounds become a crew of shipyard electricians as part of the war effort - with various reactions, positive and negative, from their families and friends. They also become involved in the struggle to integrate African-Americans into the workforce, which provokes real violence from some of their racist male co-workers.
An interesting topic and book - although I found it very slow reading. I also wasn't prepared for the Christian religious aspect of the story, although I realize now that this is a regular part of this author's work.
I love each and every Lynn Austin book I've read so far. This was no exception. Great read!
This is an absolutely FABULOUS book!! I loved it! Lynn Austin's work is always good, but this one is one of my favorites. This book has just the right amount of humor to counter the drama, and her characters were so lifelike. I felt as if I knew them personally from the very beginning.
Interesting, my grandmother was a riveter so I found a lot of things she has talked
This is such a wonderful book! Lynn Austin has done it again! Historical, Christian fiction. Could not put book down!
Great book about women coming together to overcome the odds
A very believeable story of life during WWII, and how difficult it was for women to find their places outside of the home. I highly recommend this as a very worthwhile read.
This was an interesting book about women who went to work during World War II. You may have heard the expression Rosie the Riveter. Women from varied backgrounds worked at a shipyard. Four of them became friends and supported each other through personal trials.
Helps to tell the story of women during WW II. Always enjoy Lynn's books
Really enjoyed this! Cool perspective from women working in a factory during WWII.
Excellent!! You won't want to put it down and it will stay with you when you are finished reading. Reminds you of the value of friendship.
This was a really good book.
World War II insight into women who want to make a contribution. Well written.