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The Beantown Girls

Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (323 ratings)
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A novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II’s brightest heroines - the best of friends - take on the front lines.

1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She’ll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona’s long-held plans are shattered.

Determined to learn her fiancé’s fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There’s the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there’s Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines.

Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn’t prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.

©2019 Jane Healey (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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So glad I stumbled on to this book!

Fantastic book! I can't wait to listen to it again! Great characters, interesting story, I laughed and cried, and didnt want it to end. What else can you ask for in a good book?

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Great job

I liked how the different perspective of the ww2 was put into this book. Both heartbreaking and joy in rough time. I hope there is another part to see how each finish out there future plans. Was a good read with great characters.

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Fantastic Book

What a great story! I really felt immersed in the war and the lives of Dotty, Fiona, and Viviana. LOVED IT! Wish there was more!!!

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Couldn't put it down

I stayed up way too late multiple times eagerly hearing every word. A story of love lost, love found, friendship, and the beauty of humanity amongst so much turmoil. A must read. Have tissues handy.

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  • KLO
  • Southern OK
  • 03-13-19

4 Stars from me!

Loved this book so much it got 4 stars from me, something I don't do for most books I read or listen to.
Narrator was excellent!

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Touching Story

I listened to quite a few books via Audible. I enjoyed historical fiction, and this is one of the best books I’ve listened to. This is a good story performed beautifully.

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Lovely

Felt like you were there but thank god we weren’t. Bless our troops and Red Cross.

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  • TikiQ
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will miss the "girls"

so good. going to miss the gals and their story continuing. really absorbing story line

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Absolutely wonderful!

Touching story of three girls from Boston that join the Red Cross Clubmobile girls, a little known piece of the history of WWII. I fell in love with these girls, their love interests and the soldiers they served in the last year of the war in Europe. This talented author weaves you into the story effortlessly, experiencing their initial trepidation turn into a selfless valor as they progress from girls to confident women.

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Wonderful story!!

Enjoy learning about what the American Red Cross Clubmobile went through. Amazing courage these women went through.