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The Beantown Girls ❰Download❯ ➹ The Beantown Girls Author Jane Healey – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk An Charts and Washington Post bestsellerA novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II s brightest heroines the best of friends take on the front lines Fiona Denning has her entire futu An Charts and Washington Post bestsellerA novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II s brightest heroines the best of friends take on the front linesFiona Denning has her entire future planned out She ll work in city hall, marry her fianc when he returns from the war, The Beantown Kindle - and settle down in the Boston suburbs But when her fianc is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona s long held plans are shatteredDetermined to learn her fianc 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 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 linesChosen 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.


10 thoughts on “The Beantown Girls

  1. marilyn marilyn says:

    Thanks to this book, I plan to learnabout the early history of the Red Cross In 1944, three 25 year old best friends apply for and meet the rigorous demands to become Red Cross Clubmobile girls, whose job it is to help raise morale of the men fighting in the war Fiona wants to make it to France because her fiance was shot down over Germany months ago and is missing in action Becoming a Clubmobile girl will get her closer to her fiance, if he is still alive, and give her a chance to do s Thanks to this book, I plan to learnabout the early history of the Red Cross In 1944, three 25 year old best friends apply for and meet the rigorous demands to become Red Cross Clubmobile girls, whose job it is to help raise morale of the men fighting in the war Fiona wants to make it to France because her fiance was shot down over Germany months ago and is missing in action Becoming a Clubmobile girl will get her closer to her fiance, if he is still alive, and give her a chance to do something for the war effort, as she waits to hear any new about him First the trio has to learn to drive heavy vehicles, make donuts with the explosion prone donut machines, learn to maintain and repair vehicles, learn first aid and how to don gas masks and prove they can keep a smiling and happy demeanor for the shell shocked soldiers, no matter how they are feeling and how their day is going Fiona, Viv, and Dottie have very distinct personalities and looks so it s easy to follow their path through this time, along with the other Clubmobile girls they meet along the way Through all of this, it s necessary for Fiona to put aside her heartache and worry about the fate of her fiance and put the welfare of the men fighting the war, ahead of how she is feeling The sacrifices that these women make are incredible, even during a time when women couldn t be soldiers These woman end up facing the fact of bombs being dropped all around them and living in tents, on K rations, so far from home, giving their all to help the men who ve lived the horror of war There are memorable side characters, both real and fictional and I especially liked reading about Mrs Tibbetts, whose three sons were at war while she opened her home to Clubmobile girls Then there is Jimmy English, who has already lost so much in this war but still serves, as a driver and helper to the Clubgirls The book is both funny and sad and I m so glad to have learned about these brave women who gave their all to help others during the war Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC I also won a copy from the Goodreads Giveaway


  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Sometimes a book just hits you at the right timeand blows you away with its warmth The Beantown Girls is a doozy of a warm hearted histfic read Fiona Denning is a planner She knows who she ll marry, when, what she ll do until then But, in truth, her future is up in the air It s 1944, and the war is in full effect The worst news comes when she finds out her fianc has been shot down in Germany, and he s MIA Fiona is also a do er, and rather than standby in Boston, she volu Sometimes a book just hits you at the right timeand blows you away with its warmth The Beantown Girls is a doozy of a warm hearted histfic read Fiona Denning is a planner She knows who she ll marry, when, what she ll do until then But, in truth, her future is up in the air It s 1944, and the war is in full effect The worst news comes when she finds out her fianc has been shot down in Germany, and he s MIA Fiona is also a do er, and rather than standby in Boston, she volunteers to be a Red Cross Clubmobile girl overseas She doesn t go alone and is able to bring two of her best friends, Dottie and Viviana, along As one might expect, working on the front in this way is not easy With it comes danger and the challenges of war right in your face But at the same time, these three women find new friends, new love, and perhaps new dreams in the making Now I know why so many of my friends are enthused about this book At its heart, it s the most beautiful story of female friendship The writing is lush, and I fell for this trio of women They are fun and engaging, warm, and most of all, real I soaked up all I learned about the Clubmobile, impressed with its role and the impact of these women Be prepared to have your tissues, but also be ready for a warm heart and some laughs, too The overall tone of The Beantown Girls is uplifting and inspiring, and I m so grateful for the time I spent lost in the pages of this stunning book I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com


  3. Tammy Tammy says:

    I read a lot of historical fiction and had never heard of the Red Cross Clubmobile The Beantown Girls is a heartbreaking yet inspiring glimpse into World War Two and those who served Jane Healey s beautiful and descriptive writing made me feel as if the girls were my besties and I was right there with them Be prepared when you read thougha box of tissues close by and a book hangover when finished I highly recommend The Beantown Girls


  4. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes Ready or not, we re on our way to England We just went through six weeks of training for these jobs I had to learn to play badminton, for the love of God There s no turning back now.I realized I was in a much better mood than when I arrived I was supposed to be the one boosting their spirits, but instead that s exactly what these men had done for me Sometimes morale was a two way street my heart was aching in ways that felt very familiar and yet so different It turns out y Favorite Quotes Ready or not, we re on our way to England We just went through six weeks of training for these jobs I had to learn to play badminton, for the love of God There s no turning back now.I realized I was in a much better mood than when I arrived I was supposed to be the one boosting their spirits, but instead that s exactly what these men had done for me Sometimes morale was a two way street my heart was aching in ways that felt very familiar and yet so different It turns out you can care for two men at the same time, but you never care for them in the exact same way We re off the coast of a place where thousands of American men died And we re dancing, she said, squinting and tilting her head, looking out across the water It feels a little off, don t you think I ve thought about that, I said, nodding, leaning over the railing But honestly I think any of the men killed here would say, Damn Hitler Play that American music and dance It gives these men some hope and cheers them up Helps them fight another day The beach was a haunted obstacle course of foxholes, concrete pillboxes, and debris The captain was right You can feel the ghosts I got goose pimples on my arms again when she said it, because it was true There was a heaviness to the air that had nothing to do with the dust.Dick kept talking as we drove, in a trance, giving us the play by play of all that had happened to him, like a confessional We couldn t have stopped him if we had tried And from the way he was going on, I knew that he would be haunted by the images of that day until he was an old man.The front is all around us it s not one straight line marked by barbed wire and a big sign.My Review In addition to top notch entertainment, this book was eye opening and surprisingly educational I had no idea that Red Cross volunteers performed these functions It sounded rather frivolous at first driving around in trucks to cook and serve doughnuts and coffee to soldiers in battlefield and training encampments however, they did so muchthan that Heinously nicknamed Doughnut Dollies, they assisted the soldiers with writing letters home entertained them with music provided a welcome break from the horrors of war with snacks, candy, and hygiene supplies provided a kind personal touch while talking and listened to them about their experiences and news from their families at home provided comfort and gentle reassurance to those coming off the battlefields and POW camps helped them exchange information to their friends between compounds although they weren t nurses they willingly helped in a pinch with the wounded and anything else they could possibly do to lift morale I was thoroughly engaged with this adventurous, poignant, profoundly moving and thoughtfully written story and was not surprised at all to learn that the author had performed a massive amount of research and had based her manuscript on actual events and archived writings of the brave and intrepid women who dared such hazardous feats The storylines were beautifully crafted and expertly paced I adored these spunky characters and greatly admired their grit and sacrifice Ms Healy s writing was frequently emotive and tapped all the feels multiple times with considerable agility, yet was easy to follow and totally transportive I instantly fell into a 1944 time machine and was completely immersed in their story living and working right beside the three brave Bostonians Fiona, Viv, and Dottie I could feel the rumble of the bomb blasts as well as their bone weary fatigue, hear the jazz music playing, and smell the pungent and permeating scents of their cigarettes as well as the endless batches of doughnuts they tirelessly created The author s magical word skills were deft yet oceans deep I also felt their excitement, fear, and profound heartache My eyes stung and my throat constrictedthan once at the horrific losses and moving encounters they exchanged with their new friends and frightened soldiers Any writer who can move my cold heart to such extremes deserves a ten star rating


  5. Shari Shari says:

    Barely historical fictionThis is 10 percent historical fiction and 90 percent fluff More romance, with girls overly concerned with their makeup, who all happen to fall in love at first sight And then neatly tied up with a bow type ending 2 stars just for introducing red cross donut mobiles, a subject I had never heard of.


  6. Sherri Thacker Sherri Thacker says:

    This book kept me up awake at night into the wee hours It was interesting to learn about the Red Cross Clubmobile girls and how much they helped during the WW2 I just loved Fiona the best and was rooting for her the whole way Wow what a story


  7. Elizabeth of Silver& Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    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 Clubmo 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 lessonthanks for sharing and for your marvelous research, Ms Healey 5 5This book was given to me by the publisher via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review


  8. ABookwormWithWine ABookwormWithWine says:

    5 rounded upI don t read a whole lot of historical fiction, but man, The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey is a MUST read if you are a historical fiction fan and are interested in reading about World War II What it s about Based on the Red Cross Clubmobile girls, The Beantown Girls focuses on 3 friends that decide to join Fiona, Viviana, and Dottie Fiona s reason for wanting to join is different from her friends, her fianc Danny has gone missing in the war and Fiona is determined t 5 rounded upI don t read a whole lot of historical fiction, but man, The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey is a MUST read if you are a historical fiction fan and are interested in reading about World War II What it s about Based on the Red Cross Clubmobile girls, The Beantown Girls focuses on 3 friends that decide to join Fiona, Viviana, and Dottie Fiona s reason for wanting to join is different from her friends, her fianc Danny has gone missing in the war and Fiona is determined to find out what happened to him any way she can These 3 friends will see a lot and go through a lot, but the happiness they bring to the men on the front lines, and the friendships and relationships they will foster may just help them make it through the war I have so much love for this book The story was amazing, and I bawled my eyes outthan once I really don t know enough about history, and reading historical fiction like this just truly opens my eyes to the past I had no idea the Clubmobile girls even existed and I loved reading about what they did for the war They were right in the middle of everything, and I can t imagine how brave all of those girls must have been.The story is told only from Fiona s POV, but it worked very well for this novel Her search for what happened to her fianc was heart wrenching, but I loved how her friendships helped to get her through Final Thought The Beantown Girls is sad for sure, but it also has wonderful moments that made me laugh out loud and overall was very inspiring and positive I would highly recommend to any historical fiction fan Healey has become an instant auto buy author for me, and that is really saying something when HF isn t what I read the most of.Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own


  9. Camille Maio Camille Maio says:

    Fantastic story of friendship, love, and bravery Historical fiction at its finest, inviting the reader into little known parts of our past and bringing it to bloom with characters we love right away.


  10. Kristie Kristie says:

    I thought this book was good, but it had a couple of issues too much romance and too many coincidences I thought this story was going to be about girlfriends and their experiences in the war It was that, but it was also about women finding men I was expecting somethinglike Code Name Verity and this was a lighter version with the women falling for different soldiers and discussing relationship issues I didn t mind some of it because I do feel that it would represent the times to some e I thought this book was good, but it had a couple of issues too much romance and too many coincidences I thought this story was going to be about girlfriends and their experiences in the war It was that, but it was also about women finding men I was expecting somethinglike Code Name Verity and this was a lighter version with the women falling for different soldiers and discussing relationship issues I didn t mind some of it because I do feel that it would represent the times to some extent, but it was overdone in my opinion I also found the story to be too coincidental at times The soldiers in different groups and the Red Cross girls kept going to or ending up in the same places as other characters They didn t just end up in the same countries, but the same towns, often bumping into each other It was just too coincidental and unlikely, which made it difficult to believe at times With that said, I still thought it was a good story It kept me engaged and interested in seeing what would happen next There were certain parts that were written in a way I prefer with less romance andfocus on the relationships between the women or what they observed and went through themselves during the war The book was not too light and had some moments that were wonderfully portrayed There were sad parts as well as happy parts and funny parts I enjoyed that the girls didn t start out perfectly good at everything, however the end was wrapped up a bit too neatly for my taste, making it unrealistic for a war story, but you grow to care about these women, so it was easy to overlook this Overall, I feel like with the issues I had with the story should have made me like it less, but I still really enjoyed it I might give it 3.5 instead of 4 , but bumping it up to 4 fits my enjoymentthan bumping it down to 3 I think if it had been tagged as romance and I had expectedof that, I wouldn t have had an issue with itThank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a free electronic copy in exchange for an honest review


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