During the days of World War II, four women forge a friendship that helps them endure the horrors of wartime living. They form a Victory Club in order to pray for their loved ones and for everyone's ability to withstand the trials that come their way:
The Victory Club is a simply written, beautiful story. The characters are full of humanity. Each makes her own mistakes and has to learn how to overcome them. For most of the women, this means discovering - or re-discovering - faith. One of the four women never does come to rely on God, which makes The Victory Club all that more realistic and believable. It's not a cookie-cutter Christian fiction novel, so it should appeal to a wide variety of readers.
- Margo--Divorced with two grown children. Her son, Clark, is stationed in North Africa amidst heavy fighting. Her daughter, Dottie, lives at home. Margo runs her home and life in the upright way she knows Christ would want. Does her legalism help or hinder others in the faith?
- Dottie--Her high-school sweetheart, Greg, is also fighting overseas. Dottie's worst nightmare becomes reality when she realizes the consequences of a lapse in judgment. What will Greg think when he discovers the truth? And what about her mother?
- Lucy--Less than a month after her marriage to Richard, he joined the army and was gone. Lucy hasn't seen him for a year. Their faith and regular letters help keep the love strong, but what happens when temptation lands right at her feet?
- Penelope--Her husband's back injury keeps him from enlisting. Penelope is extremely unhappy with her marriage and family. Can she forgive her husband for his failings and make their marriage work?
Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Melissa Parcel, 2005