Whatever It Takes, by Emma Keating was a wonderful World War II nurse novel. It introduces you to the feisty tomboy, Virginia Beverly- or Beaver as she is better known- and follows her from her hometown, through her training, and then on the battlefield- even to behind enemy lines. I must warn you, though, that the ending will keep you on your toes until the last page. This book is full of quirky characters, thrilling adventures, and surprises. The only flaw is some grammar errors, but with a good dose of laughter, a sprinkling of thought-provoking themes, and a touch of romance, it makes up for it all. Most of all, this book is a coming of age story as a small town girl fights for her country and cares for its soldiers- whatever it takes.
Reviewed by Jes