On THURSDAY JUNE 13 at 6:30 Stellina’s AUTHOR’S NIGHT welcomes the return of JANE HEALEY with her most recent release, “THE BEANTOWN GIRLS.”
Author’s Night is a FREE EVENT. A cash bar is available for our patrons, and copies of Ms. Healey’s book will be available for purchase courtesy of Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers.
DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR
Stay with us after the talk for DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR. It’s an opportunity to continue the conversation, while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, entrees and/or dessert.
All food and beverages are a la carte, and there are no additional charges. While reservations are not required for the talk, in order to guarantee seating we do suggest reservations for the dinner. Please call Stellina in person at 617-924-9475 to insure prompt confirmation.
“The Beantown Girls offers a glimpse of the ‘Greatest Generation’ and the sacrifices of war from a female perspective, and once again brings to light their breathtaking courage, compassion, and sacrifice during one of the most volatile times in our history.”
“It’s like Band of Brothers in Red Cross uniforms,”
-Ronald Balson, internationally bestselling author of The Girl From Berlin
1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She’ll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona’s long-held plans are shattered.
Determined to learn her fiancé’s fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There’s the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there’s Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines.
Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn’t prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.
“If you yearn for a sweeping, romantic, and altogether wonderful novel, look no further. If you like your novels filled with character, detail, and life, here is your next big read. If you want to see World War II from an entirely new perspective, settle in with The Beantown Girls, a brave group of young American[s]…who head for Europe in 1944. As they live and grow through one of the pivotal years in human history, you will grow to love them.”
—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and Bound for Gold
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jane Healey left a career in high tech to become a freelance writer. Her passion for historical fiction became her new career when her debut novel, The Saturday Evening Girls Club, was published in 2017. Based on the true story of a group of Jewish and Italian immigrant women in Boston’s North End at the turn of the twentieth century, the Amazon bestseller was hailed by Redbook as “a breathtaking ode to female empowerment and the American dream.”
With the release of The Beantown Girls, she continues to fulfill her dream of writing about lesser-known stories of women in American history. She shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and two cats, and when she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, cooking, and going to the beach.
For more information CLICK HERE to go to Jane’s website.