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  • The Wrens, Book 1
  • By: Vicki Beeby
  • Narrated by: Bethan Rose Young
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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A New Start for the Wrens

By: Vicki Beeby
Narrated by: Bethan Rose Young
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Summary

Could there be a spy on the island? And can the Wrens prevent disaster striking before it’s too late? Find out in this compelling and heart-warming Second World War saga by Vicki Beeby.

Following a humiliating experience involving the man she thought she’d marry, Iris Tredwick signs up to the Wrens in order to escape and - hopefully - find ‘the right sort’ of man to please her mother. After a bumpy start, Iris manages to befriend outspoken Mary and dreamer Sally as they are sent to their first posting - in Orkney.

There she meets engineer Rob, whose flirtatious nature both charms and confounds straight-laced Iris. Much more appropriate for her is local doctor Stewart, if only she felt the same spark for him as she does for Rob....

As Iris, Mary and Sally work to interpret signals from incoming ships, they realise the enemy is somehow always one step ahead of their manoeuvres, dropping sea mines under the cover of darkness.

©2022 Vicki Beeby (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great story

Really enjoyable story. I can't wait to see what's in store for them next.

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Start if a wonderful friendship

Thank you Vicky for another wonderful storyline this book os full of romance , friendship and mystery. And the bonus is i have 3 more books to follow the girls through life. Storytelling at its best.

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A new start for the Wrens

As a former Wren I did enjoy this book. However there were a few inaccuracies. For example on the cover a Wren is saluting with her left hand which is wrong. Wrens only have to call Commanders and above Sir. So not the Lieutenant as in the book. There are no Second Lieutenants in the RN. Under a Lieutenant is a Sub-Lieutenant. Also there is no Sergeant rank in the WRNS. The Navy equivalent is a Petty Officer.
The plot is a little hard to swallow. The RN is always very careful about WRNS security. So I find it hard to believe that there would not have been a guard on the signal station in view of its important role in protecting shipping. Wrens of that lowly rate would not be there on their own.
Otherwise the story about Iris’ developing maturity with her relationships across the class divide of the early 1940s is a good example to people even today.
I’ll be listening to some more.

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this book of wrens

brilliant, read well, good story line, very knowledgeable, excellent . thank you . look forward to the other books you have written.

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Lovely story, looking forward to starting the next

being from.....STROMNESS:) it was lovely to hear a story based there. love love loved it!!!!!

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