Sunday, December 6, 2015

Book Review: Home Fires by Julie Summers

Books like Home Fires by Julie Summers take me back to my childhood, when I visited my grandparents in the UK.  It does a masterful job of recreating every day life in the UK.

In this book, we meet the the women of the Women's Institute who greatly helped the war effort in Britain during WWII.  They were best known for making preserves/jam to help supply food.  But they did so much more.

We see these women struggle with every day issues as their larger goal, winning the war, inspires them as much as personal ones.

This book is now about to be a PBS Masterpiece Series entitled Call the Midwife.  As a social commentary and real in depth glimpse into a time and place it's just lovely.

Great read.

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