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A War of Her Own

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A War of Her Own is a compelling novel about a Texas version of Rosie the Riveter in search of happiness. It is a tale of family secrets, love, betrayal, forgiveness, and self discovery.

Best Novel of the Year
– Press Women of Texas

In the summer of 1943, Orange, Texas, is a sleepy little town overrun with tens of thousands of new workers. With jobs galore at the wartime shipyards, the workers are rich with cash and looking for a good time.

This award-winning World War II–era historical novel present the story of young mother Bea Meade, who goes to work in the local shipyards. The novel is based in part on the story of the author’s own mother, who also went to work in the WWII shipyards of Orange and faced many of the same challenges in that male-dominated world as does the fictional heroine of A War of Her Own.


A War of Her Own, by Sylvia Dickey Smith


Best Novel of the Year, 2nd Place
– National Federation of Press Women

“A well-written book.”
Dallas Morning News


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