They watched their sons, their brothers, and their husbands enlist to fight a growing menace across the seas. And when their nation asked, they answered the call as well.
longs to find a purpose beyond others' expectations. Helen is driven by a loneliness money can't fulfill. Virginia Rosa is desperate to flee her in-laws' rules. Jean hopes to prove herself in a man's world. Under the storm clouds of destruction that threaten America during the early 1940s, this unlikely gathering of women will experience life in sometimes starling new ways as their beliefs are challenged and they struggle toward a new understanding of what love and sacrifice truly mean.
Helen – Helen Kimball doesn’t believe in God anymore because her estranged parents coldness due to loosing all their children but Helen. All she wants to do is teach underprivileged children like her lost love Jimmy, but out of boredom Helen applies for a job at the shipyard.
Jean – Jean has dreams of going to college and making an impact on the world she lives in. Once she is made chief of an electrician crew at the
shipyard, Jean is challenged in more ways than she expected. From racism, equality for woman, and even an admirer, Jean does what she can to keep her crew together and her personal life as well. Stockton
The Story – Four different woman, four different lifestyles, and four lives changed all by a world war that calls them to do their part in a man’s world. Lynn Austin captures life on the home front during WWII as well as your full attention, and yes by the time this book is up expect to have a tissue handy. A Woman’s Place is not a romance at all, which is why I loved the novel. A Woman’s Place is so realistic that you could actually see it happening and the redemptive qualities in the books of how the characters find forgiveness and unconditional love melts your heart. I highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially WWII buffs like myself.