In 1941, WWII begins for the United States, and life will never be the same for three women as they send their husbands, brothers, and friends off to war.
Ruth, a young wife and teacher, Lilly her teenage sister-in-law, and Helen, a British war bride, learn to cope with rationing, change, fear, loss, humiliation, and brutality while they forge an impenetrable bond and grow to be stronger than any of them ever dreamed possible. They lean on each other for support, aided by the family and friends who surround them, but when one decides to go to the front lines as part of the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, how can they cope with her absence - and more telegrams reporting loss?
This book really kept my interest. I finished it in two days. More than that, I connected with the characters so much that I wish there was a second epilogue, to tell me even more about their lives after the war. The story wraps up nicely and I’m not dissatisfied, but I’m invested enough in the women to want to hear more. It was a great insight into life during the war. I wasn’t born yet, so I enjoyed getting to live through a few different perspectives.