For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal It was a day that went from bad to worse Just fired from her job and besieged by hysterical phone calls from her mother Shelby Pratt has locked her keys in the car capping off the lousy week that be

  • Title: For Me and My Gal
  • Author: Robbi McCoy
  • ISBN: 9781594932281
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • It was a day that went from bad to worse Just fired from her job and besieged by hysterical phone calls from her mother, Shelby Pratt has locked her keys in the car, capping off the lousy week that began with her grandmother breaking her hip Collapsing in tears on the curb, she s infuriated when Gwen Lawford, one of the women who just got her fired, stops to offer helpt was a day that went from bad to worse Just fired from her job and besieged by hysterical phone calls from her mother, Shelby Pratt has locked her keys in the car, capping off the lousy week that began with her grandmother breaking her hip Collapsing in tears on the curb, she s infuriated when Gwen Lawford, one of the women who just got her fired, stops to offer help.Gwen, director of a small museum on an abandoned military base on San Francisco Bay, has troubles of her own She s working desperately against time and the City Council to save the museum from redevelopment To her surprise, Shelby holds the keys to a mysterious WWII era love affair between a Rosie the Riveter shipyard worker and a Navy WAVES recruit.Their investigations quickly move beyond mere academic curiosity Secrets, old and new, threaten their future happiness and it may already be too late.Golden Crown Literary Award winner Robbi McCoy offers a fascinating look at the history of the San Francisco Bay in this story of impossible love, female courage and the resilience of the human heart.

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    1. Another enjoyable read by Robbi McCoy. Here the World War 2 history in San Francisco is explored, particularly focussing on both the role of women and the difficulties faced by lesbians from their army peers. The story is set in the present, we meet a struggling waitress Shelby who is trying to make ends meet. She has to put up with and appeasing her overbearing mother who can't cope with things not going her way. After being fired from her job and unable to pay her rent, Shelby moves into her g [...]

    2. This book was so charming and feel good that some of the things that generally would annoy me in this genre are all forgiven. I am really enjoying Robbi McCoy's style of writing -- it is adorable without being cutsy, and in this particular story the two love stories are just so much fun in different ways that I cannot even fault the disjointed and rushed nature of it. I am still not sure exactly how long the story in the present day took -- it could have been a week or multiple months. Yet the s [...]

    3. I am reading Werlinger's Neither Present Time, and it reminds so much of this book. both are well written books. If you enjoyed this, you might like Silver Wings by H.P Munro too. The book was slow at first, hold out for the first 6 chapters, it just gets better.

    4. I’m a sucker for these historical novels of women in the military and industry during wartime. Thank God for brave women who stood up for themselves and helped pave the way to where we are now. (Not that we don’t still have a ways to go). I’m not sure I would have been as brave we’re I in their places.

    5. Shelby Pratt was fired from her waitressing job at an upscale restaurant because a diner took umbrage with the service and the food. To add to her misery, her grandmother, Lucille, broke her hip and had to move to a rehabilitation facility, and Shelby agreed to temporarily move into Lucille’s home. She also agreed to work in her father’s architectural firm but, knowing it’s not what she wants to do with her architectural degree, put the start date off for a few months.Gwen Lawford is the D [...]

    6. I'm very stingy with 5 ratings, this one was teetering on the edge, and fell just slightly short. Not certain why, maybe not quite enough action for me. McCoy is always very strong on character and settings. To be fair, romances have a hard time making it past 3 for me, they really need some other original elements. This one had that. I really enjoy history and historical novels, especially when they deal with unknown, ignored and under represented historical events, so the juxtaposition of mode [...]

    7. This is a truly wonderful story that skillfully combines two stories set in two very different times. It is RICH!

    8. Enjoyable read with five likeable characters and entertaining secondary characters. Informative WWII story with an emphasis on women in the military.

    9. This was a two for one type of story with Gwen and Shelby discovering the history of some amazing Navy Waves and Rosie the Riveters. However, in comparison to Nana's (the Riveter) and Marjorie's (the Navy Wave) stories, Gwen and Shelby's pale in comparison. I really enjoyed sinking into the journal that Gwen is reading that sinks the reader into WWII and the difference women made in the war cause and the opportunities that were opened to them. Robbie McCoy did a great job of bringing that story [...]

    10. I don't quite understand the high praise for this book; maybe my expectations are unrealistically high. The story is told half in journal entries from WW2 and half in the present, and as ends up being typical, the story in the past is FAR more interesting than what's taking place in the present. Couple that with wincingly awful, cliched character types and this became a book I just wanted to get through in order to pick up something else more worthwhile.

    11. Bueno, me ha gustado más de lo que me esperaba, aunque la historia de Gwen y Shelby ha ido muy rápida. Si se hubiese centrado sólo en la otra historia no hubiese echado de menos nada.Cerquita de las 5 estrellas.

    12. Really liked this book, partly because I too am interested in genealogy/history it was totally in my wheelhouse!

    13. I won this book. As a military person, this book really hit home. It was a beautiful story. I will definitely re-read this one.

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