The Uganda Sails Wednesday by Stuart Condie is a brand new historical fiction novel that is sure to be loved by history buffs and fiction fans alike.
The story follows Heather Fontwell and her four-year-old son, Johnny, as they set sail to Kenya in 1960. The mother and son are heading there to visit Heather’s expat husband/ Johnny’s father, William. But what William – and the readers – don’t know is why.
From the very first page, a mystery is formed and suspense, as well as a range of interesting characters and storylines, are prominent throughout the book.
The novel is the first of a planned trilogy, charting both the story of the fictional Fontwell family, and that of the real SS Uganda which sailed from 1952 to 1986.
I would recommend this fantastic piece of fiction to fans of historical fiction, romance and those who loved Small Island by Andrea Levy (another book I would definitely recommend). Overall, I would give The Uganda Sails Wednesday 4 stars out of 5, so for those who need a new page-turner to sink their teeth into, or for those who have made a New Year’s resolution to read more, make sure to add this book to your reading list.
Disclaimer: Although ‘The Uganda Sails Wednesday’ was gifted to me by Red Door Publishing, all views are my own.
With Love, Abi X
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I will read this book. Very interesting.
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