Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg is another of my favorite authors. I know I will alway enjoy any book of hers. And I was not disappointed by Dream When You're Feeling Blue.

Hoping her boyfriend, Julian, will propose before shipping out to the Pacific, beautiful redhead Kitty Heaney discovers not only is she not engaged, but she's enlisted as the delivery person for her sister Louise's engagement ring from Michael, her boyfriend, who has departed for the European front. Distance makes Louise's and Michael's hearts grow fonder while Kitty discovers independence through her job at a bomber factory.

I liked this book because it gave me a picture of what it would have been like to be a young woman, a family and to some extent soldiers during WWII. The book is written from the point of view of the 3 Heany sisters, 2 send their boyfriends off to war, the pretty sisters go off to dances, write to soldiers, deal with rationing, and Kitty working at a bomber factory.

I remember my Mom telling me about rationing and how you just could not buy some things. How silk stockings were prized and when you didn't have any you took an eyebrow pencil and drew a line down the back of your legs to make it look like you were wearing stockings.

I enjoy books that give me a picture of another time and place and this one did just that.