Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
The year is 1946, and all over the world, young women are crossing the seas in the thousands en route to the men they married in wartime - and an unknown future. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other brides on an extraordinary voyage to England, aboard the HMS Victoria, which also carries not just arms and aircraft but 1,000 naval officers and men. Rules of honour, duty, and separation are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to the lowliest young stoker. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined in ways the Navy could never have imagined.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Penguin group for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***
This insomniac's opinion:
If you've read this blog before, you may know that I am a HUGE Jojo Moyes fan. However, I really haven't enjoyed much of her "older" work that is being released for the first time in the US. This novel was a great exception to that rule!
This novel was fascinating and the characters were very different and well fleshed out. The real facts about the true 'ships of brides' kept me wondering about what it truly had been like for those women.
Overall, a great summer read!
Rating: 4 stars
Worth staying up all night to read?
Yes, if you love female driven literature.