Set in 1943 the novel is a patriotic war one that focuses on women’s softball teams set up 1943-54. The teams provided camaraderie, rivalry and a focus in hard times. It is a glimpse at life on the home front.
The teams also did their bit for the war effort encouraging the sale of war bonds. The girls also provided dance partners for servicemen but they were strictly chaperoned.
The heroine is just seventeen but sent off with the words “Stay close to God no matter how crazy your schedule gets.” No matter what life throws at us, we must be sure to walk beside God.