The Highland Girls At War by Helen Yendall is a simply marvellous historical novel that gripped me from the start.
The action surrounds the lumberjills who were very much a part of the war effort during World War II. These are hard working young women who cut down and suppled the timber needed.
There is an eclectic mix of women – from a debutante to a widow to a married woman. These women from very different backgrounds all have to learn to work together as they face new challenges. There is a healthy rivalry with the Women’s Land Army.
We also meet a Canadian regiment of troops working the land but who have to be prepared to be mobilised.
The reader is treated to the fresh air in the Scottish forests. With comprehensive descriptions from Helen Yendall, we can practically smell the pine.Continue reading