Giveaway For Canadian Readers

by | Sep 14, 2021 | Uncategorized | 30 comments

Hi Friends, In Honor of British Home Children Day, September 28, 2021, Home Children Canada and my publisher, WaterBrook Multnomah, are giving away five copies of my novel, No Journey Too Far, to five Canadian reading friends! Read on to learn more about this story, and the one preceding it, and to learn how to enter the giveaway.

Thank you to adventurous.bookworm for this lovely image!

No Ocean Too Wide (Book one) follows the story of the four McAlister siblings who were separated when the three youngest were sent to Canada as British Home Children in the early 1900s. Their oldest sister follows her siblings to Canada intent on finding them and reuniting the family. Heartache, inspiration, adventure, and family drama make this a page-turning story.

No Journey Too Far (Book two) Is set ten years later, following the First World War, and continues the McAlister Family’s story as the siblings become young adults and face a new round of challenges, including finding their youngest sister who is still missing in Canada. Reuniting sweethearts, overcoming prejudice, and fighting injustice will keep you engaged in this hope-filled story.

To learn more about these books and to download a free copy of the short story, Keeper of Heart, which is set between the two books, visit my website homepage and fill out the form there.

To enter the giveaway fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This contest runs through September 28, midnight Eastern Time. The winners will be announce on September 29 here on this blog post and contacted by email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond with their Canadian mailing address.

Let’s continue to honor the memory of the more than 100,000 British Home Children and keep their stories alive!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading,

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  1. Heather JOAN Rashke

    Thank you so much for your wonderful books as I read your books I can picture what I read thank you take care Heather Rashke

    • Linda Harvey

      I’ve read your first book and loved it. My Dad told me he was so sea sick he hung out at the railing often. He was a Salvation Army Biys Schme BHC. Never to see his Mom or suings again. broken 💔
      Love to read more to find our the fate of the characters in your first book. Thank you.

      • Tonya Rose

        I have entered your giveaway for this splendid book the first time you had it. I wasnt a lucky winner….no worries….its all a luck of the draw….lol….Lori and yourself had sent out to send me a copy and to this date I have not received one. So I am trying to win again….thank you for taking the time to read my message

  2. Janet Masaro

    I have both books which are well written and left me wanting more!! Thank you Carrie Turansky for these brilliantly written stories!!

  3. Heather Rashke

    Thank you I am not sure if this is where I enter to win your two books Heather Rashke

    • Carrie Turansky

      Hi Heather, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. If you’d like to enter the giveaway, you need to fill out the Rafflecopter form in the blog post. That is how we will choose our 5 winners. Thanks!

      • Heather JOAN Rashke

        Dear Mary thank you so much for getting back to me I really enjoy reading your books take care Heather Rashke

  4. Trish Langley

    I love you books keep up the good work looking forward maybe to another follow up to No Journey to Far

  5. Robyn Gleason

    Thank you so very much for doing this. You are a true blessing to Canada and so much fun to have a Canadian contest 👏
    I am blessed to already have these books and I LOVE them. If I win I will share with my 85yr old mum who now lives in Nova Scotia.

  6. Elizabeth Fellows

    As the granddaughter of a BHC I am thrilled that you are educating folks with your wonderful books so that they realize that 10% of the current Canadians are descendants of Home Children. Your stories are wonderful Carrie, and I was thrilled to read book one. I would love to receive book 2 also. 🇨🇦

  7. Gerald Williams

    Thanks for the information… as a Descendant of a BHC who arrived in Halifax about 1897 i have been checking out information on his background and life. He was indentured to a family in Castlereigh, Londonderry Township, Nova Scotia where he worked on the farm and in the hay fields and woods for until he went off to WW1. Upon returning to the basic area he married and had 13 children and multi grand children. I am the son of his oldest son. His name is /was Walter Henry Williams and was originally from Birmingham, England and had lived on Grey Street. His mother was Elizabeth Williams (later married and became Elizabeth Beer.

  8. Theresa Constantine

    Both my parents were British Home children and I would love to read your book and share it with my family.

  9. Alice Watson

    I’am a Homechild Descendent my Great Grandfather was a homechild and I would love a book

  10. Dorothy Mullen

    My mother Muriel Nellie Gould was a BHC and I bless the day she was born.

  11. Debbie Delves

    Just found out a few months back that my Grandfather was a BHC that was sent to Canada at the age of 7. I find this so heartbreaking and would love to read more books about the experiences and hardships these children encountered

  12. Kathi Lee

    What a wonderful generous offer! Proud Granddaughter of a BHC Bella Pryde

  13. Joyce Thomas

    I’m a BHC Descendent – my grandfather and 2 of his siblings came to Canada in 1910 and 1912 respectively. I never met them due to family circumstances. Having read 2 books about BHC, I feel that learning about my grandfather, great-aunt, and great-uncle helps me to know them.

  14. Tina

    Such a thoughtful thing to do Carrie!
    Thank you

  15. Louise Langille

    Love reading about the British Home Children as my grandmother was one. Read Carries first book and looking forward to the second

  16. Tina Wright

    My great uncle was a British Home Child..I would love to read your books

  17. Linda A Horin

    I’ve enjoyed many of your books, but have not read these yet. They are on my TBR list, and I must get to them soon!

  18. Heather JOAN Rashke

    Thank you so much for your wonderful books I enjoy reading them as I read I can picture every thing that I read as if I am part of your story I would love to keep reading your books

  19. Alondra Labute

    I would love to win these books. I read the first one and loved it but for some reason the library has not ordered the second book though I have submitted the request form. We have an inter library loan system but you must wait a year from the date of publication to ask for a book. It would be wonderful to have my own set. I love all your books.

  20. Darlene L. Turner

    Thank you so much for the Canadian giveaway opportunity!!

  21. Gord

    My father was a BHC, he never had love till he met my mother on a farm in Muskoka. I would love to read thes books.

  22. Kimberly Rowley

    I am trying to find out more about British home children as my grandfather was one and I want to help others understand more

  23. Pat Robinson

    Thank you so much for your books. My grandfather and sister were BHC children. Grandfather Reginald Foster came in 1909. His sister 1912. Trying to find out more background. He never talked about. My dad told me a few years ago about it. Was shocked. Stories I hear so sad. But he lead a great life. Was a dairy farmer. Had 5 children one were twins my father. I miss him

  24. Shar brewer

    I would love to read your book, kids from Britain came to our area in new Brunswick to live, they worked on farms.

  25. Louise Langille

    I read your first book and would love to read the second. My Grandmother was a British Home Child.


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