No Ocean Too Wide
Series: The McAlister Family Novels, Book 1
Genres: English historical romance, Inspirational
Tags: British Home Children, English historical novel
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah - Penguin Random House
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: 0525652930
ISBN: 9780525652939

In this historical adventure, the three youngest McAlister children are taken to Canada as British Home Children without their mother's knowledge or permission, and the oldest McAllister sister follows them across the Atlantic to search for them and bring them home.

About the Book

No Ocean Too WideWhen Laura McAlister, a young lady’s maid, learns her three siblings have been taken from their mother and emigrated to Canada without her mother’s knowledge, Laura determines to search for them and reunite the family. But lack of funds and resistance from authorities push her to use a false name and take a position with a child emigration society to gain passage to Canada. Andrew Frasier, a wealthy young lawyer, is surprised to see his mother’s former lady’s maid on board ship escorting a group of child immigrants, especially when she uses a different name. Laura eventually convinces Andrew to help her search for her siblings and uncover the truth about the treatment of British Home Children. Romantic feelings grow between this unlikely couple, and though they have different backgrounds, they share a growing faith and desire to seek justice and relief for the children who are mistreated. Inspiring and hope-filled, No Ocean too Wide will touch your heart and lift your spirit.

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No Ocean Too Wide will be available in Audio, Dutch, and German!


No Ocean Too Wide Guest Blog Posts and Interviews: 

Video interview with Author Johnnie Alexander at Novelists Unwind.

ACFW Author of the Week Interview with Anita Draper.

Radio interview with Afternoon host Stacey at WGTS in Washington, DC. 

Newspaper article in the Lawrenceville Gazette about No Ocean Too Wide, “Author Pen’s 20th Novel.”

Author Spotlight and Q & A with Beth at Faithfully Bookish.

Launch Week Facebook Live Videos for No Ocean Too Wide: #1 and #2 

British Home Children’s Book Club video chat

"No Ocean too Wide" is a compelling story of the McAlister family, tragically caught up in the British Home Child immigration schemes. The author, with her impressive attention to the historical facts of these programs, woven together with the trials and tribulations of Laura, Grace, Katie and Garth, make this book not only one of the most enjoyable BHC books I have read to date, but also an important historical lesson for her readers.
– Lori Oschefski, CEO British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association
No Ocean Too Wide is Carrie Turansky at her finest, as she weaves rich historical details and engaging characters with the heart-wrenching complexities surrounding the emigration of British Home Children in the early 1900s. I thoroughly enjoyed this glimpse into English and Canadian history, with its echoes of the trials faced by orphans in books such as Anne of Green Gables, and the strong message of faith and trust in the Heavenly Father who never abandons us. ~ Carolyn Miller, award-winning author of the Regency Brides historical romance series.
– Carolyn Miller, award-winning author of the Regency Brides historical romance series.
“No Ocean Too Wide is a fine example of a historical novel performing one of its most important functions: bringing to life, honoring, and preserving a piece of history that might otherwise go forgotten. Turansky’s novel is sure to capture readers with the heartache and hope entwining the McAllister family’s story. Those interested in America’s Orphan Trains will not want to miss this fresh new tale about the British Home Children.”
– Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of Between Two Shores
"Courageous characters and a riveting plot reveal an intriguing segment of little known British and Canadian history—the plight of British Home Children sent to Canada, with or without their parents’ permission—in Carrie Turansky’s No Ocean Too Wide. I will not forget this beautifully written and inspiring story of faith, friendship, family love and devotion. A perfect treasure of a book."
– Cathy Gohlke, Christy Award-winning author of The Medallion and Until We Find Home
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