From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, 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.
English author, Pauline Sara Jo (Jojo) Moyes was born in London, England, UK in 1969. She grew up in London, attended London schools and colleges, then had a career in various writing venues. She still writes articles for The Daily Telegraph, but her Romantic Novel career began in 2002, with her first book, Sheltering Rain. She has won the Romantic Novel of the Year award twice.
Moyes novel, Me Before You, was one of the novels that garnered her the award mentioned above. It has sold more than 8 million copies across the world. In June of 2016, after it was adapted to film, Me Before You was released starring Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games, and Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones. Jojo wrote the screenplay. The adaptation was written by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter.
Jojo Moyes currently lives on a Saffron Walden, Essex farm with her husband, Charles Arthur (who is a journalist), and their three children.