The Ship of Brides Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

The Ship of Brides


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698156340

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The Ship of Brides Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England—aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy’s ironclad sanctions. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted—forever.

The Ship of Brides Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Ship of Brides


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN 10 : 1410477177

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The Ship of Brides Excerpt :

Sydney, Australia, 1946. Four women join 650 other war brides on a voyage to England aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries arms and aircraft as well as a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy's ironclad sanctions. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life forever.

The Bride Ship Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Bride Ship


  • Author : Deborah Hale
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459229594

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The Bride Ship Excerpt :

A ship full of women could only cause trouble! Of that Governor Sir Robert Kerr was certain, just by considering their chaperon! Though a widow, Mrs. Jocelyn Finch was young, vivacious and utterly determined to have her own way—especially with him! Challenging the governor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a duel was obviously a poor way to introduce herself. But when Sir Robert accused Jocelyn and her charges of something, well, less ladylike than husband-hunting, what else could she do? Besides, someone had to show this straitlaced, yet gloriously compelling figure of a man that there was more to life than doing one's duty!

Voyages of Hope Book

Voyages of Hope


  • Author : Peter Johnson
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Release Date : 2011-07-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926971469

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Voyages of Hope Excerpt :

A line of nervous young women got off a ship in Victoria Harbour in 1862 and had to walk the gauntlet between two rows of jostling, eager men. One girl, proposed to on the spot, accepted equally quickly and left town with her new husband. Why did these women leave everything behind in England and come to the west coast? The answers lie in the lusty turmoil of a gold-rush frontier, the horrible disruptions of industrial England and the conflicting aims of earnest Christians and early British feminists.

A Reluctant Bride  The Bride Ships Book  1  Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

A Reluctant Bride The Bride Ships Book 1


  • Author : Jody Hedlund
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493418688

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A Reluctant Bride The Bride Ships Book 1 Excerpt :

Living in London's poorest slum, Mercy Wilkins has little hope of a better life. When she's offered an opportunity to join a bride ship sailing to British Columbia, she agrees. After witnessing so much painful heartache and loss in the slums, the bride ship is her only prospect to escape a bleak future, not only for herself but, she hopes, someday for her sister. Wealthy and titled Joseph Colville leaves home and takes to the sea in order to escape the pain of losing his family. As ship's surgeon, he's in charge of the passengers' welfare aboard the Tynemouth, including sixty brides-to-be. He has no immediate intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, the two must fight against a forbidden love. With hundreds of single men congregating on the shore eager to claim a bride from the Tynemouth, will Mercy and Joseph lose their chance at true love, or will they be able to overcome the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart?

The Bride Ship Book

The Bride Ship


  • Author : Regina Scott
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460342466

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The Bride Ship Excerpt :

SWEETHEART REUNION What was his brother's widow—his first love—doing on a ship full of prospective brides headed out West? Clay Howard had been tasked with escorting the Boston belle home, but he didn't anticipate Allegra being so strong-willed—or that he'd wind up traveling with her just to keep her from leaving without him! Allegra Banks Howard isn't going to let Clay interfere with her plans for a new life with her daughter on the frontier. True, Allegra needs his wilderness savvy, but if Clay thinks he can rekindle what they once shared, he had better think again. Because risking her heart for a second chance at being his bride isn't something she'll undertake lightly…. Frontier Bachelors: Bold, rugged—and bound to be grooms

One Plus One Book

One Plus One


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Automobile travel
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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One Plus One Excerpt :

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your stepson is being bullied and your daughter has a once in a lifetime opportunity ... that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell-until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages. Maybe ever.

The Girl You Left Behind Book
Score: 4
From 3,116 Ratings

The Girl You Left Behind


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101638163

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The Girl You Left Behind Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London. Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later in London, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

The Peacock Emporium Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Peacock Emporium


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735222342

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The Peacock Emporium Excerpt :

An early work from the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes, the story of a young woman who opens an eclectic shop and comes to terms with the secrets of her past. In the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control. When she agreed to marry the gorgeous young heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme, her parents breathed a sigh of relief. But within two years, rumors had begun to circulate about Athene's affair with a young salesman. Thirty-five years later, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her notorious mother's legacy. The only place Suzanna finds comfort is in The Peacock Emporium, the beautiful coffee bar and shop she opens that soon enchants her little town. There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina. The specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna. But only by confronting both her family and her innermost self will she finally reckon with the past--and discover that the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along.

The Runaway Bride  The Bride Ships Book  2  Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Runaway Bride The Bride Ships Book 2


  • Author : Jody Hedlund
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493422845

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The Runaway Bride The Bride Ships Book 2 Excerpt :

Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship still wearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately has suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by a poor choice. Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy and is held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town's baker and has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella's affections, but clash over their views of how the natives should be treated in the midst of a smallpox outbreak. As Arabella begins to overcome her fears, she discovers someone in dire need--a starving girl abandoned by her tribe. Intent on helping the girl, Arabella leans on Peter's advice and guidance. Will she have the wisdom to make the right decision or will seeking what's right cost both her and Peter everything?

The Giver of Stars Book
Score: 4
From 64 Ratings

The Giver of Stars


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399562501

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The Giver of Stars Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, now a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

Windfallen Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Windfallen


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062311603

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Windfallen Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, the basis for the major motion picture, comes a breathtaking drama of two women whose lives entwine through a lovely English seaside house. For Lottie Swift, Arcadia has always been magical. The breathtaking art deco house perched above the shoreline of the well-ordered village of Merham seems to stand still throughout the years. It has never changed, not really, but Lottie's fate and fortune have been inextricably linked with that of the beautiful house, and it will forever be fixed in her mind as a symbol of adventure, youth, and of loves lost and gained. Even as her life—and the house—fall into disrepair. Years later another young woman comes to Merham. A designer hired to make over the now-empty Arcadia, Daisy Parsons seeks a new beginning, as Lottie once did. Fleeing a broken relationship and now facing being a single mother, Daisy finds refuge in the house, and something more—a love she thought she would never know again and a friendship unlike any she’s experienced before.

Silver Bay Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Silver Bay


  • Author : Jojo Moyes
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2015-12-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 1410482154

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Silver Bay Excerpt :

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Me Before You" and "One Plus One," in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves--if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love--never deserve to love--again. For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal--an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn't quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes's signature humor and generosity.

The War Bride Book

The War Bride


  • Author : Pamela Hart
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780733634437

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The War Bride Excerpt :

LOVE. BETRAYAL. NEW BEGINNINGS. A young English war bride makes a new life in Australia in this gorgeously romantic story set on the stunning coast of Sydney by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE. January, 1920. Young Englishwoman Margaret Dalton is full of excitement as she arrives in Sydney to begin a new life in the warm, golden land of Australia. She leaves behind the horrors of WWI and can't wait to see her husband, Frank, after two years of separation. But when Margaret's ship docks, Frank isn't there to greet her and Margaret is informed that he already has a wife . . . Devastated, Margaret must swap her hopes and dreams for the reality of living and working in a strange new city. A growing friendship with army sergeant Tom McBride gives her a steady person to rely on. But just as Margaret and Tom begin to grow closer, news arrives that Frank may not have abandoned her. Where should Margaret's loyalties lie: with the old life or with the new? Inspired by the true stories of war wives who arrived in Australia, THE WAR BRIDE is a gorgeously romantic story of new beginnings by the author of THE SOLDIER'S WIFE. ALSO INCLUDES BONUS CHAPTERS of Pamela's latest book, A LETTER FROM ITALY 'Deeply insightful into the lives of the women left behind in Sydney. We fell in love with the headstrong heroine Ruby. We can almost feel her longing. Hart skilfully builds up suspense in this poignant novel and its dramatic conclusion is breathtaking.' Better Reading on The Soldier's Wife 'Pamela Hart makes the details of daily life shimmer and pierces our hearts with a love story that carries the weight of sacrifice.' iBooks (Best Books of the Month) on The Soldier's Wife

The Betrayal Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Betrayal


  • Author : Diane Noble
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062079282

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The Betrayal Excerpt :

“Diane Noble not only explores the early days of the Mormon church; she also probes deeply into the human heart.” —Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Thorn in My Heart In her powerful Brides of Gabriel historical series—a poignant and provocative romantic saga of the early years of Mormonism—award-winning author Diane Noble introduces readers to three unforgettable women married to the same man. Following her acclaimed novel, The Sister Wife, Noble’s The Betrayal continues the magnificent story of honor, love, devotion, and the reality of polygamy. The Betrayal is seen through the eyes of Bronwyn, the second wife of Gabriel MacKay, as she struggles to come to terms with the dictates of her Mormon faith and its prophet, Joseph Smith, and the difficult promise she made to her dear friend and sister wife not to fall in love with the husband they share.