The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher is a touching story of four women who meet while working on an air base during World War II. At Lucy's suggestion, they form The Victory Club as an outreach to each other and those around them. Penelope has two little ones and a husband, Stuart, at home. She thinks he faked a back injury to avoid the military. She is getting sick and tired of working all the time, having "whining" kids hanging onto her, and nothing fun to do. She just wants some freedom.
Dottie's boyfriend is overseas. She prays daily that he will come home soon, especially since she has learned that she is pregnant. She knows it was wrong and has asked and received God's forgiveness. Now, if only her Mother could forgive her.
Margo has her own secrets. She got pregnant in high school and her boyfriend was forced to marry her. Her son and Dottie were the only good things to come from the union. She has done everything she could to make sure they know God's rules and obey them strictly.
Lucy's husband is a pilot stationed in England. Oh, she misses him terribly! They had only been married a few months when Pearl Harbor was attacked and Richard enlisted. How can she bear this loneliness? Her prayers just don't seem to be enough lately.
Howard, the local grocery store owner, seems to understand how she feels. He is easy to talk to and makes her laugh. She isn't cheating on Richard. Or is she?
Dottie, Lucy, and Margo each have a love for the Lord that they try to share with Penelope. How these four face the challenges caused by the war and by the decisions they make is a beautiful and tragic story. We see disobedience illustrated physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We also see God's loving forgiveness.
This is truly a woman's book. Robin Lee Hatcher has woven a beautiful story that will have you crying and rejoicing as you see the hope and victory we can have by trusting in God. – Linda Demorest, Christian Book Previews.com
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 King: A woman whose past threatens to control her future.
Dottie King: One passionate mistake could destroy her dreams.
Lucy Anderson: Lonely and afraid, she turns to another while her husband is away.
Penny Maxfield: Desperate for a new life, nothing—not even her family—can hold her back.
Margo, Dottie, Lucy, and Penny never expected to face the hardships they must now find a way to conquer. But through the power of Christ, and the power of friendship, perhaps this Victory Club will achieve more than any of them could ever have imagined.