Summary

Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men.
On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....
©2005 Jojo Moyes (P)2005 W F Howes Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth B on 12-06-18

Good, but found it slow.

I love most of Jojo Moyes books , and as I am in my eighties, expected to be riveted, but found it difficult to get really into it. The story, historically is fascinating, and simply amazing but the characters didn't grip me. I don't know why.

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5 out of 5 stars
By mary on 19-02-18

A faultlessly told, touching story.

For days, Ive been putting off finishing this book because I just didnt want it to end. I didn't want to lose touch with an excellent array of characters. The story and the way it was developed and plotted, was compelling and the reader gave a distinct and fitting sense to every voice.

I felt the emotion underpinning each character. That's something that thus author achieves: subsiduary characters have the same depth and sense of a 'backstory ' as the principles, and you really care about the fate that befalls them all.

I'd heartily recommend this book in every respect. I dont think I've ever given a book 5 stars across the board, but this was a truly excellent l7sten.

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