The Girls from the Beach by Andie Newton

This is another great WWII historical fiction novel you need to add to your list! I have not read many with women from the US who were over there helping to fight in the front line. This story follows four women nurses who were on the front lines of battle, and also has a dual storyline of one of the women later in life.

They were in the midst of the seeing it all – and working fourteen plus hour shifts when needed. Kit, Red, Roxy and Gail are asked to go on a mission. This is a life or death mission and there will be no turning back. But there is a need for them to do this, they need to go and help nurse back some of our own men that were hurt. They need to go into enemy lines to complete this, and if all goes well, they would be back later that night with no one the wiser that they had left camp.

They get taken by vehicle and dropped off in the woods, where they have to cross a river and a few miles in they will find a town and need to find the correct building within the square. That is where the men will be for them to give aid. But thing do not go as planned, and quickly the women are on their own in carrying out the mission. Knowing their lives are on the line, they find the correct building. But upon getting there, they are then told the real reason they were requested, the real mission that still lies ahead, that only women could accomplish.

Evelyn gets an unexpected visitor at her door. She has done all she can to put that past behind her, and tries to live everyday not remembering the horrors of war. A familiar face is persistent and wanting to speak to her, and then he hands her a photo and wants to know what happened when they disappeared for five days, and no one had any idea what happened or where they went. It is still a mystery today. What really happened during that mission, and what exactly did they have to do?

Thank you to the author and Aria for the free ebook! I think I might have to buy this one when it releases to add to my WWII historical fiction collection. It was very interesting to read about what these women did, and how brave they were to risk their own lives to save others.

About the book:

When Kit and Red set foot on French soil during the Normandy landings, they know they have to rely on each other. As they head for the battlefield, their aim is simple: save lives. But when they’re called away on a top-secret mission to patch up a few men behind enemy lines, everything changes.

Alongside fellow nurses, Roxy and Gail, they’re told to prepare for the worst, trading in their nurses’ fatigues for civilian clothes and hiding medical supplies under their skirts. But it’s a lie. Their real mission tasks them with the impossible – to infiltrate the Reich and steal something the Nazis desperately need to win their losing war.

In an ultimate test of courage and comradeship, each woman must decide what she is prepared to risk and what she has to live for.

About the author:

Andie Newton is the USA Today bestselling author of The Girl from Vichy (2020) and the author of The Girl I Left Behind (2019). Andie holds a Bachelor degree in History and a Master in Teaching. She would love to say she spends her free time gardening and cooking, but she’s killed everything she’s ever planted and set off more fire alarms than she cares to admit. Andie does, however, love spending time with her family, trail running, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.


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