The Wartime Sisters

The Wartime Sisters

Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer?s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a ?soldier of production.? Resentment festers b Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Sprin...

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Title:The Wartime Sisters
Author:Lynda Cohen Loigman
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1250140706
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:290 pages pages

The Wartime Sisters Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Aug 05, 2018
    I finished this emotionally engrossing novel yesterday....a particular moment in history - against the backdrop of Springfield Armory in Massachusetts. It?s a wonderful novel that untethers within it the impact of universal forces: discrepancy of treatment in childhood/parental ...
  • Sue Seligman
    Aug 28, 2018
    Lynda Cohen Loigman?s debut novel, The Two Family House, written a couple of years ago is one of my all time favorites and I was so excited to hear that her second novel was being published soon. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC, and this novel does not disappoint! I loved it, an...
  • Marialyce
    Jan 05, 2019
    The book The Wartime Sisters is really a story about two girls raised in the same Jewish household where one has been treated differently than the other. One sister, Millie, seems favored over the other sister, Ruth, because she possesses looks, allure, and the mother's desire for her ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Dec 19, 2018
    Sisters who didn't get along because of jealousy. Sisters who didn't get along because of different ways of looking at things. Sisters who just didn't get along or agree about anything. Ruth and Millie were sisters who fit into those categories. Ruth was older and more re...
  • Jamie
    Nov 14, 2018
    Lynda Loigman has done it again! She has taken familial relationships and set them against a time in history I knew little about and brought the characters and the time period to life. As a fellow Jewish woman, I always like to see how Loigman incorporates Jewish customs to her charact...
  • Karen
    Jan 21, 2019
    This WWII story concentrates on two sisters with very different temperaments. Ruth is the older, ?smarter? one, and Millie, the emotional, ?pretty? one. Millie is clearly the parental favorite. Unfair parenting combined with relentless schoolboy? goo goo eyes for Millie take ...
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    Feb 18, 2019
    What a delightful and wonderful story!!! For anyone who has a sibling, you will appreciate this story. The story starts off showing how Millie shines and Ruth is the underdog, so to speak. It had me hooked. Anyone who has siblings knows the feeling of one being treated differently than...
  • Esil
    Jan 12, 2019
    I can be a real suck when it comes to books and movies. Crank up the emotions, and the tears start flowing. The Wartime Sisters had that impact on me. The writing isn?t special and the plot is a bit predictable, but the story and the characters got to me and had me all choked up. The...
  • Liz
    Jan 02, 2019
    What a great start to my 2019 reading! As an only child whose husband brought four daughters to the marriage, I am fascinated by sibling dynamics. How can those with the same set of genes and family setting turn out so different? So kudos to Loigman for doing such a great job of ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 23, 2018
    Two sisters, discrimination that begins in the home, and how this affects their relationship in the future. Ruth, the elder, responsible, smart but convinced the was dull looking, and the younger Millie, the beauty of the family, expected to make a brilliant marriage. The Armory in ...
  • Angela M
    Jan 06, 2019
    There is so much to appreciate about this book. Lynda Cohen Loigman does a fabulous job of depicting the times about which she writes, and she has also created characters that the reader comes to know in depth, as their story and secrets are gradually revealed. Through multiple, altern...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Sep 03, 2018
    Genre: Historical Fiction. Publisher: St. Martin?s Press Pub. Date: Jan. 22, 2019 I didn?t become a history buff until I became a book reviewer. Actually, although I am a baby boomer, I did not know much about WWII, other than the basics that one learns in school and from the ...
  • Pam Jenoff
    Jan 16, 2019
    The Wartime Sisters, is by the incredible Lynda Loigman, who wrote The Two-Family House. The Wartime Sisters is set on the homefront during World War 2. It features two estranged and very different sisters, one an officer's wife and the other a widow, who reunite at the Springfield Arm...
  • Michelle
    Feb 10, 2019
    3.5 stars This started out very strong, but to me had kind of a lackluster back half. I agree completely with other reviews that say this really isn't WWII fiction; it is more women's fiction. Please note there is nothing wrong with that - I only say that because maybe it will help ...
  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Jan 18, 2019
    Grabbed me from page 1! Lynda Loigman knows how to tell a compelling, fast moving story...rich with realistic relationship complexities- sisters, parents, colleagues and friends... set at the Armory in Massachusetts in the 1940s. Loved it! I loved Lynda Cohen Loigman?s debut, The...
  • Melissa
    Jan 03, 2019
    *3.5 stars* Although marketed as WWII fiction, readers looking to satisfy their craving for a historically rich storyline should think twice. The composition of the The Wartime Sisters is much more women?s fiction than anything else. Sibling rivalry the focus of the shot, while th...
  • Donna Davis
    Nov 21, 2018
    Sometimes I feel sorry for writers that hit it big the first time they publish a novel, because then the expectations are raised for everything they write thereafter, and so I wondered whether Loigman, the author of A Two Family House, would be able to match the standard she has set fo...
  • Erin
    Jan 01, 2019
    3. 5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an e-Arc in exchange for an honest review. My sixth WWII era narrative featuring strong female protagonists in a two week period and suprisingly I don't seem to be tiring. In The Wartime Sisters, I found myself on the Hom...
  • Zoe
    Dec 09, 2018
    Expressive, thoughtful, and intriguing! The Wartime Sisters is a fascinating, sentimental story of two Jewish sisters, Ruth, the smart, dependable one, and Millie, the beautiful, irresponsible one, and their struggle to understand, accept, support, unite, and show compassion for eac...
  • ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
    Jan 09, 2019
    4 Stars. Ruth and Millie Kaplan are sisters being raised by their parents in Brooklyn, New York during the 1930s. Ruth is a serious girl; introverted, studious, conscientious, a perfectionist. She was hoping for a younger sister who shared her interests. Instead she got Millie, an e...
  • Christine
    Nov 18, 2018
    4.5 stars rounded to 5 stars I have not read many historical fiction books, but I picked up The Family House, Linda Cohen Loigman?s debut novel, a couple of years ago basically on a lark. I was surprised by how much I loved it. Since that time I have been more open to historical f...
  • Toni
    Nov 27, 2018
    Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the Great Depression but before WWII, wasn?t the worst of Ruth and Millie Kaplan?s existence. It was growing up with each other that took the toll on their daily lives. Ruth was reminded everyday how beautiful Millie was and that everyone must pr...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 23, 2019
    This author is one of my favorites for depicting the nuances of sibling relationships. I have recommended her first book, The Two-Family House, to more people than any other book, and it has been received with so much love. I?m pleased to say I feel the same love for The Wartime Sist...
  • Susan
    Oct 09, 2018
    The Wartime Sisters is a look into the complicated relationship between two sisters Ruth and Millie who don't get along because they don't communicate with one another. They are both harboring feelings of resentment and jealousy. Set in the 30's and 40's the story goes back and forth i...
  • Karen Kay
    Dec 16, 2018
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. This book probably should have been categorized under Women's...
  • Bkwmlee
    Jan 08, 2019
    4.5 stars 2019 hasn't started off too well for me, as I've been sick since the end of December and have been dealing with some issues at home the past few days -- all that plus the usual "busy-ness" with work and a bunch of other things going on in my life -- have managed to put me ...
  • Mellie Antoinette
    Nov 25, 2018
    ***#earc thanks to #netgalley for a fair review*** This novel reminds me of the old Irving Berlin song ?Sisters, Sisters? ? sung by Rosemary Clooney (gorgeous voice) and Vera-Ellen in the 1954 romantic comedy White Christmas. Except, there?s nothing romantic about this ...
  • Katie B
    Aug 01, 2018
    World War 2 historical fiction is a genre I just keep coming back to especially when it features strong female characters. While the war and military community in Springfield, Massachusetts certainly are parts of this story, the main focus is on female relationships particularly the on...
  • Crumb
    Aug 05, 2018
    Complex Relationships and Secrets Abound.. Beware, turbulence ahead... (Cue Jaws Theme) ? This ride is going to get a little bumpy, ya'll! A historically accurate representation of a WWII armory and what life is like for those working there . What's interesting about t...
  • Ann-Marie
    Jan 18, 2019
    Novels about families coping with WWII are quite popular now. The memories are facing from our collective history. Parents and grandparents of ours who lived through it are passing on, and the stories of the battles of the homefront could disappear, lost amount facts and figures, battl...