New novel gives readers in-depth look at ‘Cruise Widows’

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Author Hope Moore’s new novel follows five women struggling with life as husbands leave for duty

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“Cruise Widows are exceptional women,” Moore says. “Now a reading public will learn just how exceptional they are.”

Author Hope Moore knows firsthand the unique and challenging lifestyle of a Navy wife due to her husband’s lengthy stay in the Navy. During this time, she not only had to spend a lot of time without her husband but also had to raise their four children. Having lived many years as a Cruise Widow – a woman whose husband is out at sea – Moore decided it was time to tell of her unique experiences through a novel.

Moore invites readers to enjoy her military novel, “Cruise Widows: A Novel” (published by iUniverse), which follows five Navy wives on a life journey that will stay with them forever.

Moore’s novel chronicles the lives of five Navy wives, who all have husbands on the same ship, which can be deployed for as long as nine months. The wives are all at different stages in their lives, with one being pregnant and newlywed while the others are further along in their marriages.

Throughout “Cruise Widows,” readers will watch as the women grow to love and care for one another while their husbands are away. Their love and strength will be tested when a disaster aboard their husbands’ ship causes tragedy and loss.

“Cruise Widows are exceptional women,” Moore says. “Now a reading public will learn just how exceptional they are.”

“Cruise Widows”
By Hope Moore
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 358 pages | ISBN 9781491739990
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 358 pages | ISBN 9781491739983
E-Book | 358 pages | ISBN 9781491740002
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Hope Moore was a stewardess when she and her husband began dating. Once married, they had four children in six years. Moore’s husband was in the Navy, often at sea for several months at a time. This served as inspiration for her new novel, “Cruise Widows.” Once her husband passed from lung cancer, she returned to college and received her master’s degree. She now lives in south Texas, where she says life is quite rewarding.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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