Tuesday, June 08, 2021



I was so looking forward to the continuation story of the McAlister Family.  The search for Grace McAlister continues.  She has been adopted by a wealthy family in Canada.  It’s been ten years. Grace, has buried her past for many years, not wanting to remember it.  Garth leaves Canada to go serve in World War I.  He leaves behind his girlfriend Emma Lafferty.  Emma promises Garth that she will wait for him to return.  They keep in touch through letters, for about three years, until the letters suddenly stop coming.  Garth returns to Canada after the war and is determined to find his sister Grace and his lost love Emma.  

I loved Emma’s story, she was such a sweet and relatable person.  The storyline of the British Home Children is sure to pull at your heartstrings. It is amazing to me how strong those children were, to be able to make it through what they endured during that time period. I especially like the brother sister family bond between Grace and her siblings.  Family is so important to all of them.  The way the author ties up all the loose ends from the first story in this story leaves all questions answered.  This is a wonderful faith based story.  I always love when the characters in a story trust in God to bring them through the trials and tribulations of their life.  

I absolutely loved this series.  The plot twists and turns kept me completely engrossed in the book and I highly recommend it.  Thank you Carrie Turansky for such a wonderful series. I loved it!



Author: Carrie Turansky
Publisher: WaterBrook & Multnomah 
Publication Date: June 8, 2021 
Pages: 368 
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A family long divided, a mysterious trunk, and a desperate journey across the ocean—all in the name of love. The epic saga of the McAlisters continues in this riveting sequel to No Ocean Too Wide.

In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth?

After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada to serve in World War I. His sweetheart, Emma Lafferty, promised to wait for his return, but after three long years apart, her letters suddenly stopped. When Garth arrives home from the war to unexpected news, he is determined to return to Canada once more on a daunting mission to find the two women he refuses to abandon—his long-lost sister and his mysteriously missing sweetheart.


Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of more than twenty inspirational novels and novellas and a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Holt Medallion. She loved traveling to England to research her latest Edwardian novels including No Ocean Too Wide, Across the Blue, Shine Like the Dawn, and Edwardian Brides series. Her next novel, No Journey Too Far, releases in June 2021. Her novels have received stared reviews from Christianbooks.com and Library Journal. They have been translated into several languages and enjoyed by readers around the world. Carrie loves to connect with reading friends on Facebook, Instagram, and via her website and blog: carrieturansky.com.

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