The Farmerettes

by Gisela Tobien Sherman

A diverse group of young women just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on a farm as part of the Farm Services – tending the fields and the livestock – doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war inEurope.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.93 out of 5
  • Published April 7th 2015 by Second Story Press
  • ISBN: 1927583640 (ISBN13: 9781927583647)
  • Edition Language: English

A diverse group of young women just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on a farm as part of the Farm Services – tending the fields and the livestock – doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, who sends her wages home to support her single mother; Peggy, a flirt with a secret she is desperate to keep; Binxie, whose rich family doesn’t approve of her; Isabel, who pines over her fiance who is off fighting; the mysterious “X”, who of all the girls feels most out of place; and Jean, whose family farm has been taken over by this group of “farmerettes.” As the Second World War rages across the ocean, friendship, romance, hardship, and heartbreak shape their summer, and no one will be left unchanged.