"Impeccably researched, full of life’s wisdom, and a tribute to intrepid women who risked their lives in the face of war."
In 1917 Birmingham, 18-year-old Marion Hoxton ages out of an orphanage and joins the Women’s Royal Navy Service — the Wrens. There, she finds purpose as a motorcycle courier delivering trained pigeons to the front and a sense of community with other young women hoping to make a difference during the Great War.
Two decades later, Marion is strong-armed out of her solitary life by her former fellow Wren Sara Brown to rejoin the service as a trainer while World War Two storms England and a new generation steps up. Twenty-year-old socialite Evelyn Fairchild — who spent her childhood sidelined by surgeries — is determined to prove she is just as capable as the next enlisted woman. As strangers connected by a shared secret, Marion and Evelyn bond.
Impeccably researched, full of life’s wisdom, and a tribute to intrepid women who risked their lives in the face of war.
Reviewed By: Janet Somerville
Review posted at https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/reviews/2023/01/12/round-up-four-best-new-books-for-historical-fiction-lovers.html
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