Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"The Victory Club" by Robin Lee Hatcher

Well, this was a pleasant book.  Four women who work together at an Army Air Force base during WWII share their problems, their fears, their faith.  And not all four of them get a happy ending, which was kind of surprising and refreshing.  I thought I knew how everything would turn out,and I was not entirely correct.  I like that!

Margo is a divorced mother with two grown children.  Her son is at war, and her daughter Dottie works at the base too.  Margo is bitter about her life, convinced the only way to succeed in life or in faith is to obey all the rules, or else

Dottie is pregnant.  And unmarried.  She and her fiance gave in to temptation one time, repented of it, but now she must live with the consequences while he's off fighting the war.  

Lucy got married the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Her husband promptly enlisted, and they have been apart for two years.  She's lonely and unhappy, and becomes friends with a man, then finds herself tempted to change the nature of their relationship.

Penny's husband is disabled, and she works to support him and their two young children.  She feels trapped by her life, resents her husband, and yearns to be anywhere else, to be anyone else.  

The four of them form The Victory Club, a way to encourage each other in their faith and their daily lives, as well as to help those who are less fortunate than themselves.  Over the course of the book, they all change, sometimes in good ways and sometimes in bad.  Like I said, they don't all get a happy ending.

If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It:  PG-13 for non-explicit discussions of sexual situations.

4 comments:

  1. I love stories about women in WWII. I can't wait to read this book!

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    1. I liked it almost as well as Sarah Sundin's books about WWII :-)

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