How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord! So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:57-58, NLT
Is God truly in control, even in a time of war?
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.
Robin’s stories are always an adventure of the heart! She is one of the premier storytellers of our day. — Karen Kingsbury, best-selling author of the Redemption Series
I read this book in two sittings, a very rare thing for me. Drawn into the era of 1943, with its high emotions and uncertainty, I found it difficult to put this book down once I started. Hatcher’s clever use of V-mail correspondence inserts, exchanged between those waiting at home and those in the throes of war, allowed me to experience the emotions and struggles of each woman first hand. Telegrams and snippets of newspaper reports also helped bring this story to life. The Victory Club tells the compelling story of four women as they face issues of loneliness, temptation, sin, selfishness, and legalism. Through this heart-wrenching tale, we follow the women as they find mercy and trust in the one true God, and ultimately learn that God is in control. An unforgettable and enjoyable story. — Focus on Fiction
THE VICTORY CLUB is an engrossing novel based on a time when victory gardens, food and fuel rationing, service flags hanging in windows, service canteens and the lack of silk stockings reigned supreme. A time when families were shattered by war and all the sadness it can bring. For Lucy, Penny, Margo and Dottie and their victory club, the year 1943 was a time when church and the teachings of the Lord were key to surviving. These four strong women bring to life situations that were shared by many during World War II and the author Robin Lee Hatcher tells their stories with emotional intensity. In my opinion, THE VICTORY CLUB is a must read for all. We are currently living in a time of war and this book is a firm reminder that on the home-front it’s not a bad thing to turn to the religious sources that will sustain us and get us through it all. — The Romance Readers Connection
During times of war, not all the victories and casualties occur on the battlefield. Award-winning, veteran novelist Robin Lee Hatcher transports us back to 1943, and into the lives of four women desperately holding on while their loved ones serve in WWII… With precise attention given to characterization and details surrounding World War II, Robin Lee Hatcher succeeds in weaving together a beautiful story, which examines heroism and cowardice, and above all, God’s unfailing love. — At Home with Christian Fiction
Emotionally wrenching characters and situations drench the pages of this story of bittersweet victory and hope in spite of human failure. Hatcher proves herself among the leading ladies of women’s fiction. — RT Bookclub
[The Victory Club is a] powerful story of friendship in the midst of war.I always await a new Robin Lee Hatcher book with much anticipation and this new book was no exception. Once again, I was quickly drawn into this story and before I knew it, had devoured the entire thing! — The Best Reviews
Veteran Christian fiction author Hatcher weaves epistolary elements with third-person omniscient narration in this moving novel about a year in the life of four Idaho women working at a Boise air field during WWII. Lucy, Margo, Penelope and Dotty all have loved ones serving in the military, and each reacts differently to the hardships of war. Three of them are Christians, and rather than making them cardboard saints, Hatcher depicts each one struggling with and giving in to sin. As each woman deals with the consequences of her sin, the novel’s dominant theme becomes grace. For example, when Dotty realizes that a premarital liaison with her soldier boyfriend has led to pregnancy, she experiences God’s forgiveness and finds the courage to face her difficult situation. Hatcher includes V-mail and news clippings to good effect, making this novel’s wartime setting believable without resorting to cliche. She is not afraid to leave some of her characters unredeemed, and in contrast to much of the sentimental Christian fiction geared toward women, this novel embraces complexity rather than eschewing it. A well-paced and genuinely suspenseful plot plus Hatcher’s pleasingly smooth prose make this novel a delight. — Publishers Weekly