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Wait for the Day - Denise Robertson

This novel had special resonance for me because of the living connections I have to the time that it covers (i.e. the end of the Second World War and the early postwar years up to the mid-1950s) in the form of my parents. Dad was a 19-year old GI serving in Patton's Third Army in Czechoslovakia at the time of V-E Day while Mom was close to completing her junior year of high school in the Midwestern U.S.

The lives of these 4 women (Celia, Amy, Peggy, and Joyce) who became the best of friends during their service together in the British Army Transport Service (ATS) branch off into different directions at war's end, yet in the intervening years come to intersect in interesting and unexpected ways. I so enjoyed being part of the journey. Anyone with a deep interest in well-written historical fiction will love this novel.