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  • Writer's pictureHeather Moll

Book Review: The Call of the Wrens

Last month, I finished The Call of the Wrens and it turned out to be one of my favorite reads of the year. Out now from Harper Muse by Jenni L. Walsh

Selective mute Marion ages out of state care during WWI and joins a women courier unit on the western front. In 1939, after overcoming a childhood disability, Evelyn loves race cars and yearns for more freedom and joins the new incarnation of the Wrens during the second war.

I enjoyed learning about the Women’s Royal Naval Service and history blended seamlessly with the narrative. This dual timeline has two strong leads and their stories intersected well and both women had a deep desire to belong.

This was a compelling read where I admired both heroines. There are themes about adoption and belonging, and vivid depictions of war.

What was the last book you read that taught you something? What's something interesting you didn't know about until you read it in a book?

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