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In times of war, sometimes victory seems like an impossible dream. In 1943, the women of America banded together to make a life for themselves while their husbands and sons fought overseas. Even as the men engaged in war, these women faced battles of their own on the homefront. Margo, Dottie, Lucy, and Penny never expected to face the hardships they must now find a way to...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 25th 2005 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Erika
If I wanted someone to sit and preach at me I would have gone to church instead of picking up this book.

Really though. I understand faith and religion help people so they want to spread it around, share the love. I go to church, I believe in God. But these people were quoting the Bible in daily conversations every other page and it was way too much in your face for me. I only made it through 50 pages, so this could be a fantastic book. But I doubt it.
Faye
The Victory Club is a book that follows four different women during WWII, each with different stories. The choices they make will change their lives. Will they each chose to lean on the their Creator for strength or will they turn away?




This is only the second book I've ever read by Ms. Hatcher, but I'm already a fan. Her books have a depth to them that make them each timeless. (At least the 2 I've read). The focus of the book is each individual woman's relationship with God and how they deal wi...more
Annette
This review is from: The Victory Club (Kindle Edition)
This is the story of 4 women who are working at Gowen Field in Boise ID during WWII. Each of them face challenges in dealing with life during the war. But, some of the challenges are because of personal choices they have made.

This is a Christian book. The story is about how each of the women deal with their situations based on the faith they have in God.

Dottie is engaged to a young man who is over seas. Margo is her mother. Dottie is a cheer...more
Sarah Peterson
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I advise whoever chooses to read it that it moves slowly at first. But all of a sudden, it gets to the point when the characters' struggles and feelings just pierce the readers' own hearts. Tears were rolling down my cheek! Thatcher does an exceptional job of addressing difficult theological issues, as well as introducing an appropriate response to them. Through the characters, I received an opportunity to examine my own walk with Christ. I was disappointed that w...more
Barbara
This is one of my favorite Christian historical fiction reads so far this year. It examines the lives of four friends who work together during the war, and how they change and grow as they form a victory club to focus on helping others. Some of the women change for the better and grow in their faith, some of them don't, but each story is engaging and has ups and downs, as real life would. The details Ms. Hatcher includes give you a great idea of what everyday life was like during WWII while wait...more
Ellen
Finishing this book just prior to the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor was poignant, as The Victory Club is the combined stories of several different women on the homefront during WWII. Although I was initially confused by the different characters for the first chapter or so, I quickly grew to know and care about each woman's own personal struggles for victory during wartime.

Although nothing surpasses Hatcher's Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, I still count her among my favorite au...more
Denise
I want to thank Robin Lee Hatcher and publisher for the opportunity to read this novel. I won it and received an autographed copy from Ms. Hatcher. I enjoyed The Victory Club. I enjoyed the fact that not every character has a fairy tale ending and that while God was a definite part of most of the characters, reality is that not all will believe. Set during WWII and women are in the work force, it was a grim reminder of what used to be and yet, with the hope of Christ, victory was at hand. I was...more
Melissa
Four women during WWII. Interesting, but not super in depth.
Mary
This was a very sweet Christian novel about four women who found themselves in difficult circumstances during WWII. It was okay, but a bit heavy on the Christian side. However, don't we as Latter-day Saints dwell just as heavily on Christian doctrine in our daily lives? Somehow we just don't seem to want to read about others expressing their gratitude to God and recognising Him in their daily lives, yet we do. So, if you want a nice novel about life in the USA during WWII, then I would recommend...more
Sue
The story of four American women during World War II, who work at the same place. They form a club to help other friends, and to pray for the safety of their loved ones. Good from a historical perspective, but I felt there was rather too much Christian introspection. Not that I disagreed with it as such, but the way it was presented seemed a bit cringeworthy at times, with unrealistically religious conversations. Still, a well-written story on the whole.
Donna
A book about wives during the second world war, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Maryam Hijrah
i thought the story would be on how was the life during the wars. there only a little o the war-situation as compared to what happen to four women left by their beloved to defend the nation. it's more about how four of them went through the hardship times together and how they overcome it while one of them fall into the trapped of temporary happiness.
Carol
Victory comes in Christ alone... I sincerely suggest this novel as a must read! It is filled with God's love for mankind - yesterday... today & tomorrow. May you see His love daily.

"Christ is the only victory that counts. Trials will come. Battles will be fought. But Christ alone is my victory." ...from The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher.

Jen
I really loved this book! It kept me interested the whole time. I was very sad when it ended. This book really teaches you that no matter how old or young you are, people can mess up. God always takes you back and can forgive you! Great read! I really enjoy that time period!
Mary
A good story weaving four women's lives together and showing their growth as a Christian. An easy read, I read it in 2 nights and it was uplifting. It definitely showed how Satan can easily attempt to destroy a life in a few moments...
Robi
Can't wait to read more of Robin Hatcher's books. Really enjoyed the story; reminded me of my Mom's stories of when Dad was in WWII and she was home waiting for him.
Katie Axelson
Set in WWII, this book tells the stories of four women at home. I love the short chapters and how characters wrestle yet some parts seemed cheesy or cliché.
Melissa Oliver
Aug 27, 2008 Melissa Oliver is currently reading it
Awesome book. This is my 2nd read through. It addresses issues of women left behind by a war. Very touching and celebrates the power of women.
Barbara
This was an enjoyable read about four women in various circumstances with various temptations and tribulations on the homefront during WWII.
Lanette
It took "Dream When You're Feeling Blue" by E. Berg to jog my memory about this book, which was much better, but very similar in story line.
Donna
This was a book club read, and it was great. I loved the detail that she gave about the era during World War II. Great read. Highly recommend it!
Kathleen
This is about World War 11 and the families. How their belief in God helped them get through many trying times.
Maggie Boyd
Highly preachy but an interesting read about four friends who work at a military base during 1943.
Carolyn
About a group of women during WWII, their relationships with God/each other/others.
Linda
This was recommended to me by a friend. I thought it was a good, interesting story.
CLM
Sep 11, 2007 CLM rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: fiction
Too sappy for me, although I do love war books.
Diane T.
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