Tuesday 10 January 2017

Book Spotlight: The Beauty Shop by Suzy Henderson

England, 1942. After three years of WWII, Britain is showing the scars. But in this darkest of days, three lives intertwine, changing their destinies and those of many more.

Dr Archibald McIndoe, a New Zealand plastic surgeon with unorthodox methods, is on a mission to treat and rehabilitate badly burned airmen – their bodies and souls. With the camaraderie and support of the Guinea Pig Club, his boys battle to overcome disfigurement, pain, and prejudice to learn to live again.

John ‘Mac’ Mackenzie of the US Air Force is aware of the odds. He has one chance in five of surviving the war. Flying bombing missions through hell and back, he’s fighting more than the Luftwaffe. Fear and doubt stalk him on the ground and in the air, and he’s torn between his duty and his conscience.

Shy, decent and sensible Stella Charlton’s future seems certain until war breaks out. As a new recruit to the WAAF, she meets an American pilot on New Year’s Eve. After just one dance, she falls head over heels for the handsome airman. But when he survives a crash, she realises her own battle has only just begun.

Based on a true story, "The Beauty Shop" is a moving tale of love, compassion, and determination against a backdrop of wartime tragedy.


It was Erin over at Flashlight Commentary that made me interested in this book. To be honest, the cover and the title really made me think of something completely different than what the books about. The Beauty Shop is not really a beauty shop, it's the nickname of the Guinea Pig Club where badly burned airmen could be treated and rehabilitated. I do hope to get the chance to read the book someday in the future, but my reading schedule is a bit...crazy at the moment. But, I wanted to do something to promote this book. So hence this spotlight. 



1 comment:

  1. Hello! Thank you so much for this fantastic spotlight. It's incredibly generous and truly appreciated - I only hope the book lives up to its expectations when you get around to it - my reading list is piled high too so I completely understand about that. Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful week. :)