Leaving Boston and their jobs to become Red Cross Clubmobile Girls is where we meet Viv, Dottie, and Fiona.
They all had different reasons for joining the Red Cross, but besides being a volunteer, Fiona's other reason was to find her missing fiance, Danny.
When they arrive in London, a buzz bomb greets them and scares them to death.
WE FOLLOW THE three friends through their seven-day training in all areas and share their fears and their fun during the training and in their jobs as Red Cross Clubmobile Girls as they moved from one place to the other.
The women seemed like a lot of fun and made the best of their time even though they were in dangerous war zones and some of the men weren’t too happy to have women to worry about along with everyone else. But....the men were also happy to have some pretty women to remind them of home and their mothers, sisters, daughters, or girlfriends.
Ms. Healey brought you into the story with her light-hearted writing and wonderful research.
Her descriptions of the dresses the characters wore was swoon worthy, and the landscape descriptions were equally as good.
I enjoyed learning about these women and this program and how these women helped during the war.
You will laugh and cry along with them and laugh and cry at their bravery and sweet demeanor.
Despite the main story line about war, THE BEANTOWN GIRLS was an enjoyable read filled with friendship, caring, love, and of course tears and sadness.
Historical fiction fans and women's fiction fans will love this book.
You will definitely need tissues, and we all should be thankful for the men and women who suffered and died so we could have our freedom.
A beautiful tribute and history lesson...thanks for sharing and for your marvelous research, Ms. Healey. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.