The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey Book Review Really Into This Goodreads
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The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey Book Review

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey Book Review Really Into This Goodreads

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey Book Review

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Publication Date February 5th, 2019

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.

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey Book Review

Fiona’s fiance goes missing. Determined to find out the truth, Fiona applies to be a Red Cross Clubmobile girl. Along with her friends, Viv & Dottie, they head across the world. They will be serving coffee & doughnuts & bringing good cheer to the soldiers during World War II.

A Trio Of Fierce Females

First, I love this group of friends so much. This trio is so incredibly memorable & lovable. While each of the ladies is different, they make a fantastic team. It’s a good thing too. This group needs to band together to make sure they are the best Clubmobile. It’s the only way Fiona can get closer to the action & find out what happened to her fiance.

Much like Girls on The Line & Radium Girls, I LOVE a novel about underappreciated females. These Clubmobile Girls are no joke. Driving around in the dark, no gas gauge, no mechanics & grease flying everywhere is rough. Like any book, I highly encourage everyone to read the author’s note. Jane’s note shines a light on Clubmobile Girls who were awarded Bronze Stars. She also makes reference to this Unsolved Mysteries episode featuring German & American soldiers sharing a meal on Christmas Eve during The Battle of the Bulge.


I am Really Into This book! It’s so easy to connect & understand Fiona, Viv & Dottie. Jane Healey writes a memorable novel featuring a band of women who deserve to be celebrated!

Special thanks to Get Red PR & Lake Union Publishing for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Jane Healey shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. When she’s not writing historical fiction, she enjoys running, reading, cooking and going to the beach.

For more information on the author, her work and upcoming events:

Twitter and Instagram:@healeyjane

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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