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#Girls On The Line by Aimie K. Runyan–Review–5 Stars-#NetGalley

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Girls On The Line is a riveting well-written novel about the women in WWI, who made up the Army Signal Corps. 

Ruby Wagner’s family was part of Philadelphia’s elite class. Ruby found her prearranged life dull. She was to marry the man her father chose for her, and live as a wealthy society woman, hosting parties and supporting charities. But, Ruby wanted more. She wanted her life to count for something, especially after her brother died fighting the Germans in France. 

So, even though, Ruby’s parents and fiancé were against her joining the military. Ruby tested for the Army Signal Corps anyway. After being accepted, she was deployed overseas. It was in France where Ruby discovered what she really wanted in life. And, being married to a prominent wealthy gentleman, hosting balls and drinking tea was not it. Ruby was a talented leader. While in the military, she developed deep friendships, including a handsome medic, Andrew Carrigan.

The author brings WWI to life with compelling scenes, rich historical details, and realistic, flawed, likable characters. This story is not just about war, but about choices, and its consequences, true friendship, and love. Girls On The Line celebrates the women telephone operators who received very little recognition after risking their lives and helping to end WWI. I thoroughly enjoyed this compelling book and highly recommend reading it.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Aimie K. Runyan writes to celebrate history’s unsung heroines. She is the author of two previous historical novels: Promised to the Crown and Duty to the Crown. She is active as an educator and a speaker in the writing community and beyond. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two (usually) adorable children. To learn more about Aimie and her work, please visit www.aimiekrunyan.com.

 

*The Old World* by Roy M. Griffis*5-Stars

By the hands of men

In this compelling WWI historical fiction novel, The Old World, book one, of the, By The Hands of Men Series, Roy Griffis proves himself to be a great storyteller and talented writer. I found this book to be captivating, engaging, perfectly paced, and impossible to put down. I loved every minute of it and finished the book in one day.

I was quickly drawn into the story and cared about the characters right from the start, especially, Charlotte Braninov, a Russian nurse, stationed in France, and Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald, a perfect gentleman, and respected English soldier. Base Hospital 12 and CCS, would be the only homes Charlotte would know for three years. It would be there, where she would witness unspeakable horrors, work long hours nursing the wounded, and fall in love with a man who would break her heart.

Roy Griffis weaves intricate riveting subplots of friendship, betrayal, compassion, and love throughout the book. I hated to come to the end of the story. I didn’t just read this novel; I experienced it; the blood, the gore, the compassion, and the intoxicating heart-warming embrace of romantic love. I highly recommend reading this well-written historical fiction novel.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover