I just finished The Ship of Brides, Jojo Moyes, what a good story. The books setting is on a Aircraft carrier, headed from Australia to England with brides. Young women who married English servicemen were transported to England to reunite with their husbands. The War is over, and the prospects of a new life are exciting, little do the brides realize the tough life on board a aircraft carrier. My mom came on such a ship to be reunited with my dad. She was brought from Mexico to England. Her trip to Mexico, I believe, from Bombay to Mexico was during wartime, and yes they were on a battle ship. Six weeks below deck, with action happening, yes battles. You can imagine how not excited she was when she had to board yet another ship to be reunited with my dad, who was in England, and then one more time from England to Canada.We didn't really hear of adventures on board, only of adventures in Mexico.
The Ship of Brides was a historical novel, a little romance a little character development, not at all what my teacher said I should read but nonetheless enjoyable. It was pleasant, an easy read, somewhat longer than I expected, but shorter than Musashi. (but isn't everything).I only almost cried once, or twice.
I give it a 41/2 *
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