Available October 28th: Jojo Moyes’ The Ship of Brides
Put 600 wartime brides and a bunch of soldiers on their way home from World War II on one ship and what have you got?
What do you expect? Disaster! But seriously. Some things you don’t expect as well.
- If you enjoy historical fiction rooted in fact…
- if you’re interested in this Jojo Moyes but are more of the historical fiction type…
- and if all you want in life is a little historical fiction with deftly handled characters and a bit of romance without feeling like blatant chic lit, then this book is for you.
Here’s my Rankings:
- 4.5/5 for characters
- 4.5/5 for plot
- 4.5/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
Australia, 1946. The war is finally over. Four very different women find themselves among over 600 other war brides, sharing a cabin on an aircraft carrier that will take them all to the wartime husbands they barely know, a six-week journey away in England.
I’m a latecomer to the Jojo bandwagon, but I’m on it now. The Ship of Brides was absolutely excellent. A bit of romance without feeling like chic lit, an interesting subject and setting, deftly painted characters and deftly managed interweaving story lines, and whopper slow build of a plot that sneaks up on you and grabs you– all of this combines to serve up historical fiction at its best. Mark your calendars- this one is highly recommended.