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A War of Her Own - A World War II Novel epub

by Sylvia Dickey Smith


A War of Her Own - A World War II Novel epub

ISBN: 1933987111

ISBN13: 978-1933987118

Author: Sylvia Dickey Smith

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Crickhollow Books (September 1, 2010)

Pages: 280 pages

ePUB book: 1336 kb

FB2 book: 1269 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 211

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A War of Her Own is a compelling World War II historical novel, set in Orange . I really appreciate that, especially the attention to detail all of her books employ

In the summer of 1943, Orange, Texas, is a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new workers. A War of Her Own is Sylvia Dickey Smith's best effort yet. Characters are vividly drawn, and the development of Bea Meade from a submissive wife to an independent woman is well done. I really appreciate that, especially the attention to detail all of her books employ. I don't like a book to preach or teach to me, but I do like to learn a little bit while reading and this book does just that.

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by Sylvia Dickey Smith. In the summer of 1943, Orange, Texas, is a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new workers. With jobs galore at the wartime shipyards, the workers are rich with cash and looking for a good time.

A war novel (also known as military fiction) is, as its name implies, a novel about war. It is a novel in which the primary action takes place on a battlefield, or in a civilian setting (or home front), where the characters are preoccupied with the . It is a novel in which the primary action takes place on a battlefield, or in a civilian setting (or home front), where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, suffering the effects of, or recovering from war. Many war novels are historical novels.

A War of Her Own is a compelling World War II historical novel set in Orange, Texas, in 1943, about a Texas version of Rosie . Author Sylvia Dickey Smith was born in Orange, Texas, and lived there through her high school years. She now lives in Georgetown, Texas, near Austin.

In the summer of 1943, Orange, Texas, is a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new workers.

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A War of Her Own is set in the summer of 1943 in Orange, Texas, a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new . Dallas Morning News. Winner, Best Novel of the Year, Press Women of Texas.

A War of Her Own is set in the summer of 1943 in Orange, Texas, a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new workers. With jobs galore at the wartime shipyards, the workers are rich with cash, eager for excitement, and looking for a good time. In the midst of this, Bea Meade, mother of an infant son, finds her life shattered when her philandering husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. This historical novel by Austin–area author Sylvia Dickey Smith offers the captivating tale o. iew more.

Literature, world war II. Writers have long drawn on the . Writers have long drawn on the experiences of war to examine themes such as race, power, democracy, and human behavior under conditions of stress. Partly through addressing these and similar issues with unprecedented candor and realism, . World War II novels comprise the most varied category in . Reflecting the views of their own generation, authors writing about World War II generally accepted the justness of that war and the necessity of ridding the world of Nazi totalitarianism and Japanese militarism.

A War of Her Own is a compelling World War II historical novel, set in Orange, Texas, in 1943, about a Texas version of Rosie the Riveter in search of happiness.

In the summer of 1943, Orange, Texas, is a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new workers. With jobs galore at the wartime shipyards, the workers are rich with cash and looking for a good time.

Bea Meade, mother of an infant son, finds her life shattered when her philandering husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. To make ends meet, Bea takes a job at a shipyard as a riveter. Meanwhile, she searches for the love missing in her life.

Life is good for everyone in Orange--except Bea, who has to fight her own battles against a no-good husband, the prejudice facing women in the workplace, and the mysteries of her own past.

Bea's journey to discover who she really is, a vibrant woman of her times, serves up an entertaining story of the World War II homefront you'll remember long after the final pages.

Fiction, but still good story.
A love story set in the hustle-buslle of the shipyards during the frenzied home front of World War II. The author brings home the attitudes and the flavor of the times in her story about the people of Orange, Texas, as they live and love during the biggest thing that happened there. It shows how the War affected people and how it changed their lives.
This is history wrapped in fiction. Bea Meade reminds me of the world discussed and lived by my aunts or mother who lived, as adult women, through WWII. The courage so many women had to show in the face of what was still a "man's world" is clearly depicted here, and, in a fiction novel, we experience the truth behind the "Rosie the Riveter" story. A terrific novel, highly recommended.
I bought this for my 9 year old granddaughter (who reads @ a 9th grade level), and she loved it! She found a new hero in the pages of this wonderful book.
Looking for an interesting and well written bool this is the one for you. I enjoyed the writers point of view.
Just finished the book and, wow, what a story! I loved the way Bea, with her new toughness, took charge at the end.

I enjoyed the memories of WW II Orange. I was there at the time and Sylvia Dickey Smith got not just the facts right, but the spirit as well.

A word about Percy: Never in any book, stage show, picture show, or narrative from the next bar stool has any infant in a story became just as alive for me as the rest of the cast.

John Browning
A War of Her Own by Sylvia Dickey Smith is a novel set during World War II in the summer of 1943 in Orange, Texas. My father was one of the workers at the wartime shipyard and we still live in Orange. I Couldn't put this book down it brought back a lot of memory. This is a great book.
I seldom write reviews, but I would have appreciated it if some other reviewers had mentioned the foul language and situation which occurs just after the story starts. As I'm unable to get samples of kindle books on my ipad, I wasn't aware of the content until purchasing and downloading this. I couldn't make it past page 4. Obviously, I can't judge the rest of the book, as it was just too gross, I don't know, maybe it's as good as the other reviews say, but not worth it for me.

I won't include any spoilers, but if you are disgusted by outhouse language (literally), I'd pass this one by. I won't even go into the even more offensive situation at the beginning, but it was enough for me to ask for a refund, which I have never done. Amazon, please; if I'd been able to sample this, there wouldn't be a need for either the refund or this review.