Vicki Beeby writes historical fiction about the friendships and loves of service women brought together by the Second World War.
Her first job was as a civil engineer on a sewage treatment project, so things could only improve from there. Since then, she has worked as a maths teacher and education consultant before turning freelance to give herself more time to write.
In her free time, when she can drag herself away from reading, she enjoys walking and travelling to far-off places by train. She lives in Shropshire in a house that doesn’t contain nearly enough bookshelves.
The Ops Room Girls is a coming of age story, set in the backdrop of the Second World War.
It’s heroine Evie is all set to live her dream and then life changes. She is flung into the reality of war when she joins the WAAF as an escape.
This is a story about friendship, looking after others, it touches lightly on PTSD.
It is a warm story that shows the horror of things that could and did go wrong, but focused mainly on the young people then who grew up and did their bit. I enjoyed how the book was plotted and was touching on serious subjects yet managed to stay a fairly lighthearted read.
I will enjoy reading further books in the series and Vicki Beeby writes very rounded characters that are wholly relatable.