Rating: 3 Cups
Eileen Smith is a young schoolgirl in California during World War II. Because of the war, she must take on a summer job yet again. This summer she would rather not work in the hot fields.
Mrs. Mumson, also known as Mumsy, is the owner of a boardinghouse in San Francisco. Because the Japanese-Americans have been assigned to relocation camps, she is in desperate need of assistance.
Eileen loves working at the boardinghouse. She especially loves the people that live there. Six young people call the boarding house their home; three women and three men. Each person is strikingly different in personality and background, which makes for a very interesting house.
Boardinghouse Stew is a unique glimpse at wartime on the home front through the eyes of a young girl. Both comical and sad at times, Eileen is caught up in the midst of the drama and relationships that are ongoing at Mumsy’s house. The cast of characters is diverse and realistic. I really enjoyed reading this book since it is based on the real-life experiences of the author.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More