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Margo King fears for her son fighting on the North African front and tries to hide her painful past. Dotty King searches for forgiveness from her mother and God after committing a single ardent mistake. Lucy Anderson struggles to resist temptation while her husband is away in England. And Penelope Maxfield longs for a new life free from her husband and children.
Published 2006 by Recorded Books (first published April 25th 2005)
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Erika
May 12, 2011 Erika rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nora St Laurent
Jul 14, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book. It was fascinating to read what the woman had to deal with at the time of WW II. What the world was like then ant the situations that the people had to deal with.

Book back cover - In time of war, sometimes victory seems like an impossible

The victory club in a book that takes place in 1943. The woman 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 thei
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Faye
Sep 05, 2011 Faye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Annette
Jun 05, 2013 Annette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sarah Peterson
Jan 08, 2013 Sarah Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 07, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Denise
Aug 05, 2013 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Rhonda
Feb 23, 2015 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book that takes place during WWII. We are a privileged generation. We have, generally, none of the repercussions of war.
Great Christian Fiction read.
Melissa
Four women during WWII. Interesting, but not super in depth.
M
Jun 20, 2015 M rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book, at a resale shop, because I enjoy reading about WWII home front stories, along the lines of The Guernsey Literary and Sweet Potato Peel Society and All the Light You Cannot See. I wasn't aware of the Christian Historical Fiction genre of books. This will be my first and last foray into this genre. It was too preachy for my tastes. I don't need to have someone hit me over the head with the Bible to be a good Christian. Beware of a book where the author's name is three times ...more
Francie ( glitter glu )
I really want another book. I want to hear the rest of penny's story.
Loraine
Jan 15, 2016 Loraine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wwii
Very well done story about WWII and some of the women who were living during that time. One woman had a son fighting in the war, another's husband was there. Another's fiancé and another woman's husband wasn't fighting, but she wanted him to. she was the most annoying character, and I think that was the point. She wasn't happy with anything about her life and it was interesting to see how she dealt with that. Not very well, I say. I think it was depicted really well, how the women dealt with the ...more
Mary
Aug 22, 2011 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Janette
Jan 03, 2015 Janette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, historical, 2015
Clean, easy read...
Donna
Jan 16, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book about wives during the second world war, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Maryam Hijrah
Oct 03, 2012 Maryam Hijrah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
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
Jul 05, 2012 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hatcher
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
May 11, 2009 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 25, 2013 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Sharon Huether
Jan 23, 2016 Sharon Huether rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, wwii, chick-lit
An endearing story of four women affected by WWII. They held each other up in prayer. They lived by faith, that their son and husbands would be returning to them .
Robi
Jun 11, 2014 Robi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 09, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable read about four women in various circumstances with various temptations and tribulations on the homefront during WWII.
Lanette
Aug 13, 2008 Lanette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 05, 2010 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 22, 2011 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-listen-to
This is about World War 11 and the families. How their belief in God helped them get through many trying times.
Gail
Aug 01, 2015 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book
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Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writer of America and the winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Insp ...more
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“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory." That's what Psalm-118 says. I've learned over the past year that, in-the end, Christ is the only victory that counts. Trials will come. Battles will be fought. But Christ alone is my victory. I want to live each and every day in Him and in His victory.” 0 likes
“Father, I don't want to be a Pharisee, caught up in the rules and the law. I want to obey You out of love, not fear. I want to love You like the woman with the expensive perfume. With extravagant abandon. Help me to be extravagant in my worship.” 0 likes
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