News on the Home Front
By Christopher Geoffrey McPherson
About the book:
Set against a worldwide canvas that includes New York, Paris and Germany “News on the Home Front” tells the story of two women who have been friends since their childhood in West Lake, Maryland. The world war has torn apart their lives leaving each trying to find a way to put it back together. It’s been a difficult few years with rationing and shortages starting to take their toll. Carole’s boyfriend, Philip, is off to fly for the Army; and Irene has taken a job at the nearby aircraft factory. Carole promised Philip that she would wait for his return from the war — but circumstances begin to conspire against her. She’s waited her whole life for him, but can she make it until the end of the war?
News on the Home Front follows Irene and Carole, who have been friends for almost their entire life! Their story is set in the 40s during World War 2. Carole becomes engaged to Phillip, who is set to be deployed. Months after he leaves, Carole is diagnosed with health issues that could alter her future. All the while, Irene and Carole stand by each other during their loneliness. Meanwhile, Irene has gone to work in the factory with other women. Carole feels the need to set her best friend up with a great guys and let nature take it’s course.
Carole and Irene are both wealthy but I found it difficult to relate to them because of their mannerisms in the way they act and behave. Irene and Carole were a bit rude to anyone they came in contact with and they were immature as well. Learning of their history of friendship and background, I was able to warm up to them a bit more. I enjoyed the historical aspect of the book as it took me out of my current worries.
News on the Home Front is about love, friendship, loyalty, and compassion. The story was a gradual blossom of learning about the characters and how they handled each situation.
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