A Woman's Place: A Novel
Title: A Woman's Place: A Novel
Author: Lynn Austin
The call for defense workers during World War II unites four women—Virginia, Helen, Rosa, and Jean—at Seneca Shipyards in Michigan, and as they encourage, shape, and influence one another, they learn valuable lessons about life, love, and faith.
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They watched their sons, their brothers, and their husbands enlist to fight a growing menace across the seas. And when their nation asked, they answered the call as well. Virginia longs to find a purpose beyond others’ expectations. Helen is driven by a loneliness money can’t fulfill. Rosa is desperate to flee her in-laws’ rules. Jean hopes to prove herself in a man’s world. Under the storm clouds of destruction that threaten America during the early 1940s, this unlikely gathering of women will experience life in sometimes starling new ways as their beliefs are challenged and they struggle toward a new understanding of what love and sacrifice truly mean.