The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey audiobook

The Beantown Girls

By Jane Healey
Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

Brilliance Audio 9781542044523

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721349180

  • ISBN: 9781721349180

Runtime: 11.21 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.

A novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II’s brightest heroines—the best of friends—take on the front lines.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“While the characters are fictional, Healey meticulously researched these women and based much of the book on historical events and information gathered from primary sources, thus giving the reader the fullest sense of what these women accomplished.” Historical Novel Society
The Beantown Girls offers a glimpse of the ‘Greatest Generation’ and the sacrifices of war from a female perspective, and once again brings to light their breathtaking courage, compassion, and sacrifice during one of the most volatile times in our history.” Northshore Magazine
“Fiona, Dottie, and Viv hardly know what to expect once their training begins, but they will be pushed to their limits as they discover courage they didn’t know they had and the importance of friendship.” PopSugar
“Sarah Mollo–Christensen gives a stellar narration of this gripping story of Red Cross girls who leave Boston as part of WWII relief efforts…Mollo–Christensen’s moving descriptions of devastation and death may bring the listener to tears. She adeptly switches between the many accents involved in this global story: the guttural speech of Germans, the clipped accents of British aristocrats, the drawls of people from New Orleans, and the dropped word endings of Bostonians.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jane Healey

Author Bio: Jane Healey

Jane Healey was inspired to write The Saturday Evening Girls Club after learning of the group’s history while researching an article on their namesake pottery, also known as Paul Revere Pottery. She became fascinated by the relatively unknown stories of these smart, sassy, enterprising young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End at the turn of the twentieth century. In addition to being a fiction writer, Jane is a freelance journalist and consultant. Her publishing credits include the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, AOL/Huffington Post, the Street, Publishers Weekly, and New England Home. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree from Northeastern University. She shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. When she’s not writing, she enjoys running, reading, and cooking. For more information on the author and her work, visit www.janehealey.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English