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Girls on the Line ❮PDF❯ ✮ Girls on the Line ❤ Author Aimie K. Runyan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk From the celebrated author of Daughters of the Night Sky comes a stirring novel inspired by the courage, dedication, and love of the unsung heroines of the Great WarDecember As World War I rages in E From the celebrated author of Daughters of the Night Sky comes a stirring novel inspired by the courage, dedication, and love of the unsung heroines of the Great WarDecemberAs World War I rages in Europe, twenty four year old Ruby Wagner, the jewel in a prominent Philadelphia family, prepares for her upcoming wedding to a society scion Like her life so far, it s all been carefully arranged Girls on Epub / But when her beloved older brother is killed in combat, Ruby follows her heart and answers the Army Signal Corps call for women operators to help overseasAs one of the trailblazing Hello Girls deployed to war torn France, Ruby must find her place in the military strata, fight for authority and respect among the Allied soldiers, and forge a victory for the cause But balancing service to country becomes even complicated by a burgeoning relationship with army medic Andrew CarriganWhat begins as a friendship forged on the front lines soon blossoms into something , forcing Ruby to choose between the conventions of a well ordered life back home, and the risk of an unknown future.


10 thoughts on “Girls on the Line

  1. Erin Erin says:

    Thanks to Netgalley for an e Arc in exchange for an honest review Oh my this was so good You know what I slept on my review and I bumped this up to a 5 star rating because it recounted a little known history of WWI telephone operators, featured a take charge female protagonist, and was just an all around fantastic story Not to mention that it included terrific lines like this oneI refuse to marry a man who spends his life in a dark room, longing for the sun but lacking the backbone to s Thanks to Netgalley for an e Arc in exchange for an honest review Oh my this was so good You know what I slept on my review and I bumped this up to a 5 star rating because it recounted a little known history of WWI telephone operators, featured a take charge female protagonist, and was just an all around fantastic story Not to mention that it included terrific lines like this oneI refuse to marry a man who spends his life in a dark room, longing for the sun but lacking the backbone to stand and open a window GASP So utterly gorgeous and perhaps a nominee for best line of 2018 uttered by a female character I feel like I should write a humongous book review, but I would rather you scuttle over to NETGALLEY and check it out So worth it


  2. Tammy Tammy says:

    Wowza I love historical fiction and Girls on the Line was amazing I was instantly pulled into the captivating story of Ruby and the Hello Girls of World War One I enjoyed reading and learning about a little known part of history Aimie K Runyan did her research and it shows A must read for historical fiction fans


  3. Cathy Daniel Cathy Daniel says:

    Such an excellent book Not enough stars to give Excellent balance of war and personal relationship Loved the ending Cried a couple of times and got goosebumps If you love historical fiction, pick this one up It ll stay with me a long while and I feel confident saying this is my first favorite of 2019


  4. Missy Missy says:

    Aimie Runyan is becoming a favorite author of mine, mainly because she writes about historical fiction which is my favorite genre and she picks topics I have never heard of before After reading her Daughters of the Night Sky about the Night Witches of the Red Army during WWII, I could not wait for her next book to come out I was so excited to see Girls on the Line come out This was definitely a 4.5 star read.Girls on the Line is about the Hello Girls during World War I The story follows Aimie Runyan is becoming a favorite author of mine, mainly because she writes about historical fiction which is my favorite genre and she picks topics I have never heard of before After reading her Daughters of the Night Sky about the Night Witches of the Red Army during WWII, I could not wait for her next book to come out I was so excited to see Girls on the Line come out This was definitely a 4.5 star read.Girls on the Line is about the Hello Girls during World War I The story follows Ruby Wagner, a telephone operator with Pennsylvania Bell which is the company my husband s grandmother worked for as an operator When tragedy strikes her family, despite her mother not wanting her to work at all because women of their status don t do that Ruby applies to be a Hello Girl with the US Army on the front in France Their job was to connect the front with the rest of the world, but had to have telephone operator experience and be fluent in French Along the way she meets, Andrew Carrigan, a medic from Brooklyn, who captures her heart even though she is already engaged to a Main Line elite It follows her time supervising operators in France, an outbreak of the Spanish Flu in which she helped nurse soldiers, and finding the reason she enlisted Ruby is sent to the front line in the final days of the war, ordered to Germany to work in the telephone office there, but it takes months before she is granted discharged to go home for a family emergency Once she returns, she finds just how much privilege is important to her mother, the people they hang around, and also her former fiance But privilege does not top love This was a great read about something I had never heard of in the war efforts But I am findingandreads about World War I, which are fascinating The Hello Girls were given the same treatment as men, they had to have physicals, were subject to the same regulations, and wore uniforms They were part of the US Army, but due to a technicality in their contracts because it said service MEN , not PERSON , they were considered civilian employees of the US Army Once the war was over they were not entitled to any benefits, medals, or medical care unlike the women serving in the Marines or Navy Because of that the Hello Girls did not get military recognition until 1978 60 years after the end of the war and the Hello Girls fight for equal status of their male Army counterparts after Congress approved veteran status and honorable discharges for the remaining Hello Girls Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this advanced copy I was not required to give a positive review, all opinions are my own


  5. Bette Crosby Bette Crosby says:

    Excellent story well researched and well written The characters are believable and the setting so realistic it is almost painful Runyan has written a story that captures the human side of war.


  6. Sue Sue says:

    I love reading historical fiction when I am given not only a fantastic story but have the opportunity to learn about something that I knew little or nothing about Aimee Runyan has done considerable research into the Army Signal Corps during WWI and their need for women operators to go overseas to help with the communications of the war This was at a time in history that women s main goal was to marry well and spend their days taking care of their husbands and families It was because of women I love reading historical fiction when I am given not only a fantastic story but have the opportunity to learn about something that I knew little or nothing about Aimee Runyan has done considerable research into the Army Signal Corps during WWI and their need for women operators to go overseas to help with the communications of the war This was at a time in history that women s main goal was to marry well and spend their days taking care of their husbands and families It was because of women who were willing to step outside society s norms that women finally got the opportunity to vote Ruby was 24 years old As a member of high society in Philadelphia, she was engaged to another prominent member of society While he was away in the war, she took a job for the telephone company She loved working and when there was an opportunity for the best of the best to get a job with the Army as a member of the Signal corps, she applied and was accepted much to her parents dismay After training, Ruby is sent to war torn France to work in communications Not only is she totally out of her comfort zone but she has to prove her worth as a member of the army to the male members of the Army Will she be able to return to her society life or will her experiences as a woman who helped win the war send her on another path when she returns home This is a wonderful well written, well researched novel about the unknown role of women in WWI It s about love and family and friendship and how women s roles were changing during this time Thanks to the author for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own


  7. Susan Peterson Susan Peterson says:

    Girls on the Line is an emotionally captivating book about a group of courageous, groundbreaking women.the women operators who served this country as members of the Army Signal Corps during The Great War With great attention to detail, the author has brought to life a subject I knew little about, in a story brimming with heart, compassion, and humanity Ruby s story touched my heart as she was transformed by world events as well as her own determination and bravery This book is about confli Girls on the Line is an emotionally captivating book about a group of courageous, groundbreaking women.the women operators who served this country as members of the Army Signal Corps during The Great War With great attention to detail, the author has brought to life a subject I knew little about, in a story brimming with heart, compassion, and humanity Ruby s story touched my heart as she was transformed by world events as well as her own determination and bravery This book is about conflicts beyond those fought on the battlefield, as the world was undergoing changes along with Rubyold vs new, traditional vs progressive, privilege and advantage vs ambition and hard work, passion vs complacency I highly recommend this compelling book that celebrates these unknown heroes who were instrumental in bringing an end to a horrific war along with the other women of that era who fought for the right to be heard


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    I ve written this review for Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends GIRLS ON THE LINE BY AIMIE K RUNYAN BOOK REVIEWMom wants a comfy life for her daughter Too bad her daughter wantsout of life she isn t afraid to go out of her comfort zone to find it Following her heart, Ruby heads to France to help the US in WW I.MEET RUBYFirst, I need to say I love Ruby She is strong willed, determined so smart Ruby is one of those rare p I ve written this review for Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at Reading, friends GIRLS ON THE LINE BY AIMIE K RUNYAN BOOK REVIEWMom wants a comfy life for her daughter Too bad her daughter wantsout of life she isn t afraid to go out of her comfort zone to find it Following her heart, Ruby heads to France to help the US in WW I.MEET RUBYFirst, I need to say I love Ruby She is strong willed, determined so smart Ruby is one of those rare people who doesn t tell you how to get the job done Instead, she shows you As she puts in her application to be a Hello Girl she is fearless against every challenge that comes her way Although I finished Girls on the Line, I m not sure I m ready to let go of Ruby.SERVICE WOMENLet me tell you, Aimie researched the heck out of Girls on the Line Reading through her Author s Note is amazing A friend sent her an article on the under celebrated Hello Girls In the 1970 s, an attorney fought for these women to receive benefits and honor for their military service They fully deserve it.Reading through what their job entails is intense Imagine receiving a call, connecting the cal and translating it in a different language knowing one mistake could alter the course of the War Throw in an everchanging system of codes to thwart spies and you ve got yourself a very stressful work environment Oh, and the women are working, resting, studying sleeping without electricity no less Don t get it twisted, these women play a huge role in the War I m glad Aimie helps bring their important story to life THE VERDICTI am Really Into This book Ruby is such a fantastic memorable character Also, I love stories especially true about badass, strong women who persevere If you re a fan of historical fiction strong women you re sure to love Girls on the Line.Be sure to check out The Radium Girls by Kate Moore It s another tale about undercelebrated women.Special thanks to Aimie K Runyan for providing our copy in exchange for an honest fair review


  9. Karen Kay Karen Kay says:

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review Ruby follows her heart and answers the Army Signal Corps call for women operators to help overseas.Interesting story based on real history But the conversational language was rather sophomoric 3


  10. Camille Maio Camille Maio says:

    I love historical fiction because it s a chance to learn something through the art of story And by that definition, Girls on the Line excelled On its surface, it was about friendship, romance, and family with the backdrop of World War I But subtly, it demonstrated how women of the era had their feet in both the Victorian times and the new world It was quite a life to straddle Equally compelling was learning about the women who operated telephone lines even quite close to the front lines and I love historical fiction because it s a chance to learn something through the art of story And by that definition, Girls on the Line excelled On its surface, it was about friendship, romance, and family with the backdrop of World War I But subtly, it demonstrated how women of the era had their feet in both the Victorian times and the new world It was quite a life to straddle Equally compelling was learning about the women who operated telephone lines even quite close to the front lines and didn t get proper recognition from the government until the 1970s I don t say this often about a book, but put this one at the TOP of your TBR list


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