The Call of the Wrens

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Twenty years apart and in two different wars, both Marion and Evelyn hear The Call of the Wrens. Both young women enlist as motorcycle dispatch riders with the Women’s Royal Naval Service, affectionately called the Wrens, and discover that they have more in common then they know.

Marion enlists with her best friend Eddie during World War I, where they both become dispatch riders, only with it to end in tragedy. Twenty years later, Evelyn has finally overcome her disability and can think of nothing better than to serve her country during World War II. Marion is called back into service, where she meets Evelyn and everything changes.

This was a fascinating look at the lives of these brave women who served to “free a man for the front.” These women volunteered for dangerous missions bringing messages to the front lines to fight for freedom and their country. I am very thankful that I came across this book to learn more about these unsung heroes. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in historical fiction and especially if you enjoy reading about strong female characters.


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Author Jenni L Walsh
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Harper Muse
Publish Date 15-Nov-2022
ISBN 9781400233885
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Issue December 2022
Category Historical Fiction
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