“The Ship of Brides” by Jojo Moyes

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This book is historical fiction taking place in 1946, telling the story of Australian war brides traveling to England on an aircraft carrier, to be reunited with the English servicemen they had married during World War II. There were about 650 brides on the ship, along with the crew and a full complement of planes, and the book focuses on four of the brides, detailing the hardships they endured on the grueling six-week journey. I found it interesting to read in the foreword that the author was inspired by her grandmother, who was an actual Australian war bride.

Evaluation: 5 out of 5