My rating: 4 of 5 stars
WWII is a historical period that I never tire of reading about. Oftentimes, historical novels focus on Europe of even Asia, but the U.S. is generally omitted. At least, that is my experience. This Christian novel takes a lighthearted look at the women left behind when their young husbands went off to war. Maybelle is a woman who appears to be caught in the wrong era. She seems more suited to masculine tasks rather than domestic feministic tasks. It was somewhat amusing to read about her misadventures, and the pathos of a military wife comes through as well. I was grateful that the author chose to include some tragedies in the story, but Maybelle’s story appears to be a fairy tale at times.
Although this book is Christian, I was disturbed to see one minimal use of profanity. Moreover, the gospel message was there, but greatly down-played. The book was entertaining enough, but I would have preferred a stronger reliance on God from the main characters. But if you are searching for a book on WWII that is easy to read, this may be the book for you.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.