A plausible plot, excellent
historical research and a
surprising twist will captivate
reader's attention in this novel
spanning the years 1941 to 1944.
On occasion, however, there are
scenes where it seems the characters are championing causes rather
than their personal situations.

In an effort to escape their problems, and help the war effort, four women begin working at a shipyard. Weak wallflower Virginia "Ginny" Mitchell can't bear the thought that her husband might be cheating on her. Good-time girl Rosa Voorhees can hardly tolerate the critical eye of her new in-laws. Helen, with her cool personality, needs something to do now that her parents are deceased. Jean Erickson is determined to go to college, despite pressure from her boyfriend Russ to return home to him.

Will Jean succumb to Russ' demands? Will Ginny confront her husband? Will Helen find healing and hope? Can Rosa trust God to keep her husband alive? Will each make the right choice with the help of her friends? (Bethany House, Nov., 400 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston