Fort Bliss-it's anything but. Caroline "CJ" Jamieson gave up studying history and joined the Women's Army Corps to live it instead.
Along with her new WAC friends, she is ready to do her part to help boys like her brothers, fighting in the European and Pacific theaters, make it home sooner.
The Army, however, has derailed her plans. Instead of the California post she anticipated, west Texas cacti and an artillery training base are the unexpected sights on her new horizons.
Not one to question orders, she's not sure how her skills in airplane engine maintenance will be of use in this desolate region.
But when CJ meets fellow WAC enlistee Brady Buchanan, Fort Bliss might live up to its name.