[PDF / Epub] ☉ The GI Bride Author Iris Jones Simantel – Writerscompany.co.uk

The GI Bride A gem of a book I had my own issues adjusting to life in the US but I can t even begin to comprehend how hard it must have been for Iris I have a whole new respect for the GI Brides that I knew in Texas.Many thanks to Anne for passing this on to me. It is February 1955, and Iris Jones is saying goodbye to her family, and to Britain She is about to embark upon a life changing journey, across the Atlantic to start married life with her American soldier husband Bob More than 100,000 women left the shores of England as GI Brides and Iris, at age sixteen was probably one of the youngest She was just a small child when World War II was being fought, she met her husband Bob after the war Iris did not have a happy home life, she felt unloved by It is February 1955, and Iris Jones is saying goodbye to her family, and to Britain She is about to embark upon a life changing journey, across the Atlantic to start married life with her American soldier Iris Had Escaped The Blitz But Now Lived In Crippling Poverty After The War Until A Chance Meeting Changed Her Life Aged Just Sixteen, She Fell In Love And Married US Soldier Bob Irvine And Soon After She Set Sail For A New Life In America.It Was The 1950s, The Land Of Hope, Dreams And Doris Day Movies But Iris Ended Up In A Cramped Chicago Bungalow, Shared With Bob S Parents With A Baby On The Way And A Husband Turning Daily Into A Stranger, Iris Was Wracked By Homesickness Trapped And Desperately Lonely, She Had To Make A Fresh Start, In A Country Where Hope And Opportunity Thrived.In This Dramatic Sequel To The Sunday Times Bestseller, Far From The East End, We Follow Young Iris Jones Simantel From London To New York, Chicago And Las Vegas In Her Struggle To Find Work, Love And A Sense Of Belonging In A Foreign Land. This was an extremely easy book to read Iris doesn t shy away from the good, the bad, and the ugly in her life Her honesty was what compelled me so much as I read. The GI Bride is a tightly written sequel memoir to Far from the East End Iris, now a GI bride, lands in the United States on a boat with her GI husband ready to begin a new life With money tight, and relatives even tighter, Iris does her best to carve out a life in America, receiving criticism for her Cockney accent and British ways As George Bernard Shaw said, Britain Iris Jones makes an early marriage to US soldier Bob Irvine Although only sixteen, she feels that she has met the man of her dreams and is prepared to leave behind her family in England and crosses the Atlantic to a new life in America But America in the 1950s is very different from the home she has known, and at first Iris struggles to cope with her marriage, and a baby What then follows is the detail of Iris s life as she copes with the loneliness of being trapped in a country where she is Iris Jones makes an early marriage to US soldier Bob Irvine Although only sixteen, she feels that she has met the man of her dreams and is prepared to leave behind her family in England and crosses the Atlantic to a new life in America But America in the 1950s is very different from the home she has known, an I really enjoyed this book I was very excited to learn about her vacationing in Wisconsin Dells, where I live But mostly it was interesting to learn how different life used to be and how hard it single This is the follow up to Far from the East End and it continues with the honest and raw account of Iris life in America Iris humour throughout her often troubled life astounds me and I suppose this is what ke Iris account begins with her experiences as a child in WW2, her evacuation including the alienation of returning to a family she could barely remember This leads on to being re housed after the war in Hertfordshire where she meets American serviceman Bob Irvine.Although this a reflective account, I could still feel the innocence of that young women setting out on a journey that would take her a long way from her family and her roots From the journey to New York through all the moves and c Iris account begins with her experiences as a child in WW2, her evacuation including the alienation of returning to a family she could barely remember This leads on to being re housed after the war in Hertfordshire where she meets American serviceman Bob Irvine.Although this a reflective account, I could still feel the innocence of that young women setting out on a journey that would take her a long way from her family and her roots From the journey to New York through all the moves and chang I have to declare an interest Iris Jones Simantel is a distant cousin of my cousin s husband However I have never met her.I read her first book, Far From The East End, which finishes as sixteen year old Iris sets off for the US with her new American husband I feared for her and wanted so much to know how her life turned out In GI Bride the story unfolds and the skinny teenager has to come to terms with a life which is short on Hollywood glamour but certainly not short of character and drama I have to declare an interest Iris Jones Simantel is a distant cousin of my cousin s husband However I have never met her.I read her first book, Far From The East End, which finishes as sixteen year old Iris sets off for the US with her new American husband I feared for her and wanted so much to know how her life turned out In GI Bride the story unfolds and the skinny teenager has to come to terms wi

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