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The Ship of Brides

The Ship of Brides: A Novel - Jojo Moyes

By JoJo Moyes 

ISBN: 9780698156340
Publication Date:
Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
Format: Ebook
Pages: 464
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

 

A special thank you to PENGUIN GROUP and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. An e-book, coming out Oct 28, 2014, an earlier work now available in the U.S. for the first time.

 

The SHIP OF BRIDES by Jojo Moyes is a moving story about a group of women, post-WWII and war brides, crossing the seas to face their unknown futures.

 

A story based on a real events taking place, as thousands of young women were transported to Great Britain or the United States from Australia to meet up with the GI-husbands they married when they were stationed in the country during the conflict. In many cases, these young women left their families and homes behind to take a painfully long journey steaming across the oceans for weeks, heading to an uncertain life in a foreign country.

 

The story follows the journey of four of 650 'brides' on board the ship. These four share a makeshift cabin together and they make the six week long voyage away from their family and friends in Australia to an unknown and brand new life in England. The navy has agreed to bring the brides from all around the world back to Britain to be reunited with their husbands after the war is over.

 

Unfortunately, after reading ONE PLUS ONE (any book would be hard to compare), and ME WITHOUT YOU, did not enjoy THE SHIP OF BRIDES, as much as the other two. However, I am not a huge historical fiction fan, so sure fans of this genre will enjoy the relationship between the women and their stories.

 

A compelling journey, of friendship and a love story. As always, JoJo Moyes writes from the heart to capture life’s precious moments!

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/992311707