The Ship of Brides
1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime.
In S ...more
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I was majorly surprised by how interesting I found the entire journey. The plot is very linear, there are no big surprises or plot twists. However, I was still glued to the pages due to the wonderful and realistic characters. I fell i ...more
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. Ov ...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. ...more
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
I must confess from the outset that my mother was a New Zealand American War Bride and because of that I was curious after reading the title--so I bought it to read!
The story opens up with a grandmother, her granddaughter (Jennifer) and Jennifer's friend, Ram, on a trip off the beaten path in India. Jennifer and Ram are bickering throughout the trip while the grandmother is thoughtlessly sw ...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
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 toget ...more
5 stars for:
1) A original and very interesting historical background. I didn't know that such marriages were so much common during IIWW.
2) Beautiful, gripping fictional stories.
3) Perfectly chosen characters.
4) A captivating, deep understanding of human nature.
There was moment (nearer the end) when I thought it was drifting to 4 stars. I felt a l ...more
A quick, easy read with an interesting premise based on true ...more
This is the third book I've read by this author. She's my new favorite writer! I feel like I was on that journey with all those brides. What a journey it was. I felt relief when the ship docked and the brides joined their new families. Another book to tell me more about World War II that I didn't know. ...more
This novel is set in the time period just after World War II. During the War many people from all over the world met one another and got married quite hastily, to people that they wouldn't see until the War was over. This novel starts off in Australia, where over 600 Australian brides need to be transported to their English husbands in England, to go and live as a married couple now that the War is over.
An old aircraft carrying ship is commissioned for its last journey to take these b ...more
The four main characters: Frances, Margaret, Avice and Jean will have their life completely changed by this experience.
The book is written in such a solemn way that it brings you right there in 1946 alongside the brides, you can sense their emotions through every page.
The author has been brilliant while presenting the ch ...more
I have seen Jojo Moyes' books a million times in book stores and libraries and I must say that their beautiful covers are jumping straight into everybody's eyes. I am usually not reading the genre of books Jojo Moyes is writing, but I definitely decided to give this author a try when I read the blurb of this book and the many reviews saying that this story is different from what she usually writes.
I must say that I was pulled into this amazing story right from the start. ...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