The Ship of Brides [NOOK Book]

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures

1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made ...
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The Ship of Brides

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures

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 Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England—aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy’s ironclad sanctions. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted—forever.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/01/2014
World War II has ended, and four Australian women are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. They are joined by 650 other women who will make the six-week trip to England aboard the HMS Victoria to be reunited with the men they married just prior to or during the war. These "war brides" are in a perilous position: leaving behind everyone and everything they know to start a new life in a new country, unsure whether they will be welcomed by their new in-laws and able to handle life married to men they barely know. The stress of these concerns, coupled with life on a battleship full of seamen, ensures the trip is an adventure for all—especially when secrets are revealed that could ruin reputations and the hint of forbidden romance blossoms on board. VERDICT Moyes's (Me Before You; The Girl You Left Behind; One Plus One) engrossing and well-written novel with romantic content is light but powerful. Through emotive language and suspense, the author effectively thrusts readers into the brides' world of anxiety, urgency, hope, and excitement. Highly recommended for historical romance readers.—Jennifer Harris, Southern New Hampshire Univ. Lib., Manchester
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698156340
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 7,638
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is the New York Times bestselling author of One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Me Before You, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, and The Ship of Brides. Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian. They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Gripping

    I adored this book...fell in love with the characters. As always, Jojo's writing does not disappoint...very eloquent. At finishing the book i felt sad that my time had ended with these characters, i grew so fond of the ladies...especially Frances. Please keep the hits coming Jojo, adore your work!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Loved this book.           Highly recommended.  It is humorous a

    Loved this book.           Highly recommended.  It is humorous at times, sad at times, and has lots of twists, turns, and action. Wonderful character development!  This was the first book be this author that I have read.  I will definitely read her other books!!!  A++++++++++

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    I loved this book. Have read three books by this author and have

    I loved this book. Have read three books by this author and have enjoyed all of them. Great read. Am recommending it to all my friends who enjoy reading.

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  • Posted January 10, 2015

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A boat full of

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    A boat full of navy men headed home after a long and dramatic war combined with 650 women who are war brides promised to men who will be at the end of this long journey.  The test will be trying to keep these men and women separate and safe during this six week journey.  

    I loved that this story followed a few women and one of the men closely and it started before they got on the boat, so the reader knew what circumstances brought these characters onto the boat to England.  I had never heard of brides crossing the ocean to meet the men that they had only known for weeks or so, so I absolutely loved learning a bit of history wrapped into fiction.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

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    "Walks in"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Savanna

    Looks at Jason and walks to the room, her face with a sad and worried look.

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