The Ship of Brides
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It’s the end of World War II and thousands of Australian women, War Brides, will be traveling to England to reunite with the men they married. Ove ...more
This is my fifth Jojo Moyes novel and, unfortunately, the only one I thought would never end.
The storyline is GREAT based on actual historical events of post WW2 war brides traveling aboard a naval warship to reunite with their husbands in England. I also enjoyed reading the newspaper and journal entries posted at the beginning of each chapter, but other than Frances' and Nicol's story, I am sorry to say, it was pretty much slow going with confusing dialogue and needless catty conversat...more
Jojo Moyes is a versatile novelist. She picks a topic she wants to write about and makes it her own. There's a richness and depth to this story that surpasses Me Before You.
The year is 1946, and almost 700 war brides are making their way to England, the war is over. We follow a group of gals who h ...more
I absolutely loved this book, another winner from JoJo Moyes who bases this moving story on real events (and her own grandmother) Taking the reader back to 1946 in the aftermath of the Second World War as thousands of young war brides are transported from Australia to England to meet up with their GI husbands who they’d married during the conflict. For many woman it was a time of huge uncertainty, leaving their families an ...more
This story doesn't really let the reader get to know the heroines, and ...more
Once you actually read a meaty chuck of it you start to feel like your really on board the ship apart of these brides lives.
Told in third person narrative, there a 4 main brides out of the 650 women who end up being roomies togethe ...more
However, and it is a shame to say that, this book just didn't work for me. I found the storyline hard to get in to, possibly a little dull at times. I don't know much about the subject of Australian war brides and the book didn't really help. I found it hard to pick up on the love the brides had for ...more
Zu diesen Büchern zähle ich grundsätzlich auch jene von Jojo Moyes. Mir gefällt ihr Schreibstil - nicht zwangsläufig die Erzählform. Ihre Geschichten ziehen mich sofort in ihren Bann. Die Art, wie sie beschreibt, ist unglaublich lebendig! Einfühlsam, spannend und flüssig reiht sie die Sätze aneinander und spinnt so ein eindringliches, berührendes Netz um d ...more
A quick, easy read with an interesting premise based on true ...more
The Ship of Brides is a moving story based on a real events taking place in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, 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 ...more
JoJo Moyes weaves together the stories of four very different women into a comprehensive masterpiece. I was surprised to find that even in the telling of such an intricate tale, none of the women's stories felt ingenuine or like plot devices; even the mysteries surrounding them unravelled in what felt like a natural way. Nothing about this book was forced or overwrought, whi ...more
What I found distracting, though, was the flow of the story. It seemed to transition and ...more
The war has ended and out of the remaining war brides in Australia, Margaret, Avice, Jean, and ...more
This story starts off slowly and is told with a split setting. The contemporary story line includes a young woman Jennifer and her grandmother who are on vacation together. Then the reader is taken back to 1945 and introduced to four very different women who eventually come together on a voyage from Australia to England after ...more
Ich wusste, dass dieses Buch anders sein soll als die anderen Bücher der Autorin, daher war ich auf alles vorbereitet und bereit mich auf was neues einzulassen.
Der Einstieg mit dem Prolog ist meiner Meinung nach überhaupt nicht gelungen und ich fand ihn sehr irritierend und schwer einzuordnen. Im Anschluss daran lernen wir jedoch 4 Frauen kennen, die wir dann auch auf der Schiffsreise begleiten werden. Ich fand die einzelnen Frauen und ihre Geschichten sehr interessant und hatte von da an gro ...more
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Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.
Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.
She is mar ...more