Literary Pursuits

Review: The Foxhole Victory Tour

Today, I’m sharing a book review for The Foxhole Victory Tour, a Christian World War II novel by Amy Lynn Green from Bethany House Publishers.

Disclosure: I voluntarily received a complimentary copy from the author as part of Austenprose PR publicity tours. All views expressed are my own. This post includes Amazon affiliate links.

My Review

The Foxhole Victory Tour
My Rating

The Foxhole Victory Tour tells the story of a team of USO performers who traveled through northern Africa in the spring of 1943. The characters were well-developed. I enjoyed getting to know each of the troupe members as they got to know and appreciate each other: Maggie, who plays the trumpet; Catherine with her violin; Judith, the blues singer; Gabriel, the magician; and Howie, with his one-man variety act.

The story alternates between Maggie’s and Catherine’s points of view. Both young women are somewhat estranged from their families. Maggie comes from a legalistic Salvation Army background, and Catherine’s family is wealthy and snobbish. I appreciated how they worked through those issues throughout the weeks of their tour.

There are many stories from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives set during World War II since it was a war fought around the world. The USO theme of The Foxhole Victory Tour was a new one for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

From the Publisher

Based on true World War II stories of life in the USO variety shows, worlds collide when performers from around the United States come together to tour North Africa.

Vibrant and scrappy Maggie McCleod tried not to get fired from her wartime orchestra, but her sharp tongue landed her in trouble, so an overseas adventure with the USO’s camp show promises a chance at a fresh start. Wealthy and elegant Catherine Duquette signs with the USO to leave behind her restrictive life of privilege and to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of the handsome pilot whose letters mysteriously stopped arriving.

The two women are joined by an eclectic group of performers–a scheming blues singer, a veteran tap dancer, and a brooding magician–but the harmony among their troupe is short-lived when their tour manager announces he will soon recommend one of them for a coveted job in the Hollywood spotlight. Each of the five members has a reason to want the contract, and they’ll do whatever is necessary to claim it. As their troupe travels closer to the dangerous battlefront in Tunisia, personal crises and wartime dangers only intensify, putting not only their careers but also their lives on the line.

About the Author

Amy Lynn Green

Amy Lynn Green is a lifelong lover of books, history, and library cards. She worked in publishing for six years before writing her first historical fiction novel. She and her husband live in Minnesota, where she teaches virtual classes on marketing at writer’s conferences, engages with book clubs, and regularly encourages established and aspiring authors in their publication journeys.


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