It’s Waiting on Wednesday! This is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where everyone can discuss the upcoming books that they are eagerly awaiting…
The book I am waiting on is…
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choirby Jennifer Ryan
Goodreads Summary:” “Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most!”
As England enters World War II’s dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to shutter the church’s choir in the absence of men and instead ‘carry on singing’. Resurrecting themselves as “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir”, the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives.
Told through letters and journals,The Chilbury Ladies’ Choirmoves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. As we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit — a timid widow worried over her son at the front; the town beauty drawn to a rakish artist; her younger sister nursing an impossible crush and dabbling in politics she doesn’t understand; a young Jewish refugee hiding secrets about her family, and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past — we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir’s collective voice reverberates in her individual life.
In turns funny, charming and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel will charm and inspire, illuminating the true spirit of the women on the home front, in a village of indomitable spirit, at the dawn of a most terrible conflict.”
Why am I waiting?
A little know fact about me is that I am a choir nerd from a very young age I have performed in various choirs. So naturally, a book about a ladies’ choir peeked my interest. And to top it off, the book seems to be focused on a group of women in WWII that empower themselves in a time of crisis and the choir appears to be a conduit for this. Women’s rights and a choir – sounds like my cup of tea! I will be sure to pick up a copy of this one. Will you?