Saturday, November 24, 2018

Women's Wartime Communications

Book Review of "Girls on the Line" a novel by Aimie K. Runyan


The women of the US Army’s Signal Corps were known as the “Hello Girls,” and their deployment to France at the end of 1917 was considered both controversial and expedient. When Ruby Wager’s brother is one of the first casualties of the war, she decides she must answer the call to help with the war effort. Ruby’s mother thinks she should stay at home, knit scarves and socks, and wait for the return of her fiancĂ©, so that she can marry him and take her rightful place in Philadelphia’s genteel society. But that’s not enough for Ruby, who sees joining the Signal Corps as the most effective way to show her patriotism, while putting to use her natural and hard-earned talents. In this gripping historical fiction novel, Aimie Runyan brings to life the efforts and sacrifices these women made to help bring the “Great War” to a conclusion.


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Lake Union Publishing released "Girls on the Line" by Aimie K. Runyan on November 6, 2018. This book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books & Audio Books, eBooks, iTunes (iBook or audiobook), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Better World Books (to promote libraries and world literary) and Alibris, as well as from an IndieBound store near you. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me an ARC of this novel via NetGalley. 
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