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No Ocean Too Wide Launch Giveaway

by | Jun 25, 2019 | Giveaways, My Books, Uncategorized | 218 comments

 

Hi Friends, I hope you are enjoying these first days of Summer! Today is launch day for No Ocean Too Wide, and I’m celebrating with a special giveaway for you! Let me tell you a bit about the book and what others are saying:

“I love stories that have history woven between the pages of a good read.” — Sarah T.

“Ms. Turansky knows how to pen the words so that you feel empathy for the characters and feel yourself within the story plot. I fell in love with the McAlister family and can hardly wait for book two in this series. I highly recommend this book.”– Rebecca T.

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

Take a look at the Pinterest board to see the characters, setting, and more about British Home Children.

No Ocean Too Wide is available as an eBook or paperback wherever books are sold. Visit my website for easy order links to your favorite retailer. The audio version will release in early July, and the Dutch translation will be available in October for my reading friends in the Netherlands. 

This giveaway includes a signed copy of No Ocean Too Wide, a book mark, a lovely set of four floral mugs, a linen tea chest with an assortment of teas from Harney & Sons, a British Home Children pin, and a packet of forget me not seeds to scatter in memory of the 100,000 British Home Children. This giveaway is open to those in the US and Canada. A US winner will receive the gifts listed above. A Canadian winner will receive a copy of No Ocean Too Wide and a $50 gift card. Winner will be announced July 2 and contacted by email. They will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

I hope you enjoy reading No Ocean Too Wide!  Thank you for being a faithful reader! 

Blessings and happy reading,

Carrie

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218 Comments

  1. Susan Heim

    I had not heard about British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada, so I’m really excited to read this book and learn more!

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    • Linda

      I am excited to read this book as I love history and do not know about the British Home Children

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  2. Cheryl Hart

    I have heard about them, but know little. Happy launch day!!

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  3. Suzanne Sellner

    I had heard about the British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before reading this post, but it has been through your posts that I’ve learned the most about this historical phenomenon. I’m eager to read your new book.

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    • Sherry Boothe

      I had not heard about British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada.

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  4. Sonnetta Jones

    No, I had not heard of it. There is so much we still have to learn about our history.

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  5. Roxanne Cruz

    This was new information to me. My favorite historical books are those from which I learn as I enjoy the stories. “No Ocean Too Wide” is on my wishlist.

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  6. Bonnie H

    I had not heard about the British Home Children until I learned about this story. I hope to read it to learn more about this immigration. I love historical fiction. Thanks, Carrie Turansky for giving us this story!

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  7. Terri Gillespie

    HAPPY RELEASE DAY!! So exciting to already see the buzz and accolades for this story! Congratulations, Carrie!

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  8. Perrianne Askew

    Happy Release Day Carrie! I look forward to learning more about the British home children. It sounds really good!

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  9. Bonnie Moore

    No, I hadn’t heard of the British Home Children until I read the reviews for your new book. I’m looking forward to learning about this period in history. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  10. Karen

    I hadn’t heard about the British Home Children before this book! It’s so sad how many children have been displaced throughout history due to poverty or hardship.

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  11. Joyce Reavis

    I had not heard of the Children being sent to Canada. No Ocean Too Wide brings this story to life and helps shed light on the horrors a lot of the children went through. Great summer read!

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  12. Danielle Hammelef

    I have never heard of British children being sent to Canada before reading this post.

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  13. Debbie

    I love historical novels so much! I can learn so much history that I never knew about and enjoy a great novel at the same time! Can’t wait to read this book.

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  14. Jennifer K

    Happy Release Day! What a good story. The British Home Children and their stories was new to me.

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  15. Jacky

    Thank you so much for your work in helping raise awareness of the British Home Children. Two of my great uncles were BHCs and I know from your comments on the relevant Facebook pages that you have worked hard to make the experiences described in your book as authentic as possible. Really looking forward to reading it 🙂

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  16. Rita Wray

    No, I had not heard of it.

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  17. Anne Payne

    This a super generous giveaway, Carrie! I had not heard of the British Home children prior to your book. I found it fascinating history and awfully sad too. Thank you for bringing these stories to life again and sharing them with us. Praying for you often~

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  18. Phyllis Helton

    I loved this book so much! Everyone needs to read it. 🙂

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  19. Stephanie Ludwig

    No I have not. I want to read this book. Thanks for the chance!

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  20. Mariya

    This is the best one ever!

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  21. LucyReynolds

    I knew some but not much. Congratulations on a wonderful book. Happy Book Birthday ?

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  22. Holly MacIntosh

    My Grampa Frost was a BHC who came from Birmingham, England to Balmoral, Cape Breton, NS in 1904. He had a younger sister who went to Victoria, Cape Breton and a younger sister who went to Sydney, Cape Breton. Once married my Grampa raised a BHC named Arnold Stillgoe who was killed in the war.

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    • Holly MacIntosh

      That should have been a younger brother who went to Victoria, Cape Breton.

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  23. Shelly Dixon

    No I have not heard about it! I’m very interested to learn more.

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  24. Julie B

    Yes I Had heard about this. I believe they had an episode about this on the Waltons.

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    • Patrice Doten

      Isn’t that interesting? I regularly watched The Waltons as a child and I also read a book (more than once) which another commenter mentioned featured the BHC, yet I have no memory of it. I recall war orphans, but not that British kids were sent to Canada, nor ever hearing of the BHC by name. Memory is such a fascinating thing.

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  25. Monica H

    This was new information to me. . .I love learning history through fiction books though. I can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  26. Jeana

    I have not heard of it. I cant wait to read the book.

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  27. Audrey Stewart

    No…I have never heard of this. Thank you for this post. It was so interesting to read.

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  28. Stefanie Harten

    Have not heard of them. I look forward to reading your book as always!!

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  29. Caroline

    I love historical fiction, so your novel sounds like just what I love to read! Hope your launch day goes well!

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  30. Courtney

    I hadn’t heard of this before. It sounds like a great story.

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  31. Laura Mortimer

    I had been reading some atrocities about child “care” in recent books, but this was completely new details of a sad past!

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  32. Mary Arnold

    maryarnold84@gmail.com my mom and her brother , were both Dr. Barnardo children… My Mom , Nellie came to Canada in 1912, my Uncle John , came 2xs, when he was 5 , he was sent back because of being incontinent, and then resent when he was 8… they did not know of each other until after the first war, where John served with the Black Watch, he found out , on leave he had a sister in Canada , and when the war was over his search began and ended sometime in the 1930’s……such a sad part of History and only now are some beginning to find out about these BHC……Good luck on your book launch

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  33. L Shuck

    I didn’t know…

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  34. Julie L.

    No, I had not heard about it til now!

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  35. Sam

    Looking forward to reading this. Congratulations!

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  36. Sharon R. Brown

    Can’t wait to read this book! I am a British Home Child Descentant. My grandfather being sent to Canada, from Middlemore Home, 1893, John Henry Bowater. At the age of almost 10 years of age. Separated from his family, of 5 sisters, one also being placed in Middlemore. I keep telling our family history, and have submitted two personal stories, one to Pier 21, under British Home Children, and to a local magazine “Ageless N.B. still finding out more information as I keep searching! Thank you!

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    • Sharon R.Brown

      I put my e-mail address in wrong. Correct one is : rose7brown @gmail.com

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  37. Becky Richardson

    No I haven’t heard of The British Home Children.

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  38. Betty King

    No I had not heard of it..cant wait to read your book. Looks like such a good read.

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  39. Lisa Redecop

    I have not read about any of this before,but it sounds very interesting and I would love to win this giveaway. I’ve been wanting to read your books for a while now but I still have quite a few other books on my tbr pile before I get to this one.

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  40. Joyce Dunaway

    I had never heard of this organization.

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  41. Lourdes Montes

    No, first time I’m hearing about it is now.

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  42. Rebecca Wheat

    I had not heard about it before. I didn’t know anything about it. That’s why I love following authors because I get to learn about new things!

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  43. Daniele Krug

    I had not heard about it before now. I love to learn new things. Happy book birthday!

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  44. Medenna Walton

    I am really looking forward to reading this book. I am doing a lot of family research lately, and this hits me so deeply, as I hope to learn more about my ancestors from Ireland, England, France and other countries in Europe.

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  45. Sabrina Templin

    No I hadn’t heard about it before today! Thank you for sharing! 😀

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  46. Susanne

    No, I have never heard about it before. Sounds like a great read!

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  47. Cindy

    I hadn’t heard about British Home Children. I’m so excited to read this book!!!

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  48. Pamela

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it

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  49. Hayley

    Loved this from the first page. Can’t wait to finish!

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  50. Betti

    I had not heard of the British Home Children. This book sounds fantastic and I look forward to reading it. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  51. Lynden Blossom

    I had known of this, as well as the Railroad Children in the US in early days… I met an old man who had been one of those and…interesting stories/life…! Amazing what some people go through in life…

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  52. Judi Welbaum

    Happy day to you Carrie!!!!! Sooo love your books and sooo love ? giveaways!!! Thank you!!!

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  53. Christina

    I hadn’t heard of the British Home Children before I heard about this book! I am so excited to read! Thank you for continuing to create wonderful stories!

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  54. Erika

    I had never heard of the British Home Children. I would like to find out more. Would enjoy reading your book.

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  55. Charlotte Saltzman

    No, Carrie, I hadn’t heard this. That’s why I am overjoyed that you diligently researched this period for your readers!!!!! I absolutely love your Pinterest board! You are an amazing author!! God bless! You are in my and prayers ?

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  56. Chari

    I only heard about the British Home Children thru you and hearing about the upcoming book on Facebook. Since then I have watched a few videos on YouTube on that subject. Looking forward to learning more when I read your book!

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  57. Patrice Doten

    I hadn’t heard about all the kids shipped from England to Canada until you started posting about your book. I’m really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Andrea Stephens

    Yes, I have heard about children being shipped to Canada. I am looking forward to reading your book!

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  59. Marion

    I have heard of it before . Wishing you success with your launch.
    Marion

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  60. Una Ireland

    I have heard of in from another book.

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  61. Elizabeth Litton

    I hadn’t heard about the British Home Children, but I have heard some about child emigration from England to Canada. I look forward to reading No Ocean Too Wide!

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  62. Dalyn

    Fun giveaway! I hear about it on facebook and your newsletter. I have been waiting expectantly for this novel!
    Thank you

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  63. Dlynne

    I had never heard of Carrie Turansky, nor the plight of British children during the war, until I received an email advertisement today from my local Christian Bookstore that listed this book at the top of their recommended reading page. Being a die-hard fan of historically based books, I’m eager to dig into this one. So happy to stumble across another great author!

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    • Carrie Turansky

      Hi Dlynne, I’m so glad you received that email from the Christian bookstore and looked me up online. I hope you’ll enjoy reading No Ocean Too Wide!

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  64. Anne

    Since I am Canadian but live in the U.S. now I knew about this important history that was unforgettable and important. Many children were evacuated to Canada through the war for their own safety. This fascinating book is a real treasure which I would cherish.

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    • Carrie Turansky

      Hi Anne, thanks for your comment. This book is set in the early 1900s before WW1. More than 100, 000 British Home Children came to Canada between 1859 – 1939. Most were not adopted but taken in as indentured farm laborers and domestic household servants. This is a different group than those evacuated during WW2, though the heartache of being separated from home, family, and country was probably similar. I hope you enjoy reading No Ocean Too Wide.

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  65. Suzannah Clark

    I actually heard about children from Britain being sent to Australia and many encountering abuse. I haven’t heard about this though

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    • Carrie Turansky

      That’s right, Suzannah. British Home Children were sent to Canada, Australia, and also to Africa.

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  66. Anne L. Rightler

    I had heard about the British Home Children but had not read anything in depth about it. Absoutely loved this story.

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    • Donna Irvin

      I have not heard of British Home Children.
      Happy Release Day?
      Keeping you in my prayers!

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  67. Destiny Alex

    I cannot wait to read this book for two specific reasons:
    1) I love all of your books.
    2) I had not heard of the British Home Children and was really interested when you started discussing it.

    Thank you for this awesome chance to get a copy of No Ocean Too Wide!

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  68. Joetta Beauchene

    Happy Launch Day! Celebrate!

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  69. Ermetta Olson

    Carrie I can’t wait to read this book. I have really enjoyed all your books. Praying for you. Hope you are doing well.

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  70. Deana

    Really looking forward to reading this! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  71. Dianne Casey

    I had never heard about the British Home Children until reading about Carrie’s book. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  72. Pam Kellogg

    I hadn’t heard of the British Home Children before reading about No Ocean Too Wide. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. Pam Flynn

    No, I hadn’t heard of the British Home children & found it very interesting.

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  74. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I hadn’t heard of the British Home Children by name, but I have heard about the practice of sending children away from England to other countries during the war. I especially do not like that some siblings were separated. Family should always be able to stay together.

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  75. Dianne Noland

    I had never heard of this migration. I’m anxious for the historical perspective on this program and Dr. Bernardo’s children.

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  76. Bev Knudsen

    I had not heard about this endeavor but I am looking forward to reading and learning more about it.

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  77. Daphne Woodall

    Great Prizes! Excited to learn more about the story and for my book to arrive!

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  78. Nancy Brown

    I had no idea about the British Home Children, nor that they emigrated from England to Canada. This book sounds quite fascinating.

    Romans 10:8-13

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  79. Virginia Winfield

    I had never heard of sending children to Canada before reading these stories.

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  80. Alicia Haney

    Happy Release Day!! Yay!! I had not heard this either! Your book sounds like a very good page turner and I love the cover it is Beautiful! God Bless you.

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  81. Brenda

    Happy launch day! Excited to read your book. ❤️

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  82. Victoria

    So excited for this book!

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  83. Paula Davis

    I had not heard about the British Home Children. This book looks like a must-read for summer!

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  84. Becky D.

    Sounds like a great read! Congratulations on your new release. I have heard of British Home Children in only 1 other book before this. I love when great authors bring such history to life!!

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  85. Louetta Waters

    I am happy to have received a copy of your book in the mail today…but its not signed, and a signed copy would be so much more special! Then I would donate my current copy to my local library so others could enjoy your writing!

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  86. Caryl Kane

    Happy Book Birthday!!!

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  87. Karen rumba

    I had not heard of the tragic emigration, could tell you had researched thoroughly. Thank you, loved the book!

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  88. Bernice Kennedy

    This is the first I have heard and I am interested in learning more. Thanks for sharing this!

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  89. Heather G.

    What an incredible and lovely giveaway Carrie. Thank you for the opportunity and best wishes for your book launch 🙂

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  90. Kay

    How interesting. I knew of them sending children to England, but not all of this. Thanks. And thanks for the chance to win

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  91. Linda McFarland

    I had not heard about the British Home Children. I love historical fiction and this story sounds great! Happy Release Day!

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  92. Betty Chambers

    I had not heard of it. I received my book today and look forward to reading it.

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  93. Kimberly Bowie

    I’ve never heard of a story about this before and can’t wait to read the one you’ve written!

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  94. Margaret Wurth

    No I haven’t

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  95. Jackie Wisherd

    I had not heard of it before reading the post article.

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  96. Darlene Rose

    Never heard of this looking forward to ready their story!

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  97. Merry

    No I was not familiar with the British Home Children.

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  98. Jen P.

    I had heard of British Home Children before. One of my favorite books when I was a kid was about these children. It was about two girls who traded places because neither wanted to go where they were being sent. They agreed to meet at the end of the war and switch back. I’m sensing a re-read is needed.

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    • Patrice Doten

      Jen, is the book Searching For Shona? I loved that book (and still have my copy somewhere, I believe). Even though I read it more than once, though, the BHC part didn’t stick and I thought I’d never heard of them before. Memory is so tricky.

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  99. Lize

    This book looks highly intriguing! Can’t wait to read it!

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    • Lize

      Oh and no I had never heard of these children before.

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  100. Brenda Murphree

    No I had never heard of this before now. This book sounds so interesting!

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  101. Ruth Pople

    Very excited about reading this. Crossing my fingers to win.

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  102. Vivian Furbay

    I haven’t heard about the British Home Children before reading your blog. Very interesting! Sort of reminds me of the orphan trains that were in the U.S.

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  103. MJSH

    I’ve heard some about it but didn’t realize that there was corruption within the system.

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  104. Maureen Camelon

    Congratulations on the Launch of your new book and thank you for helping get the word out about the struggles of the Brithish Home Children. My paternal grandmother was a British Home Child, a “Barnardo Girl”, who arrived at Hazelbrae in Peterborough in 1902 at age 13 after her mother died and her father remarried.

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  105. Paula Shreckhise

    I had not heard about the English sending orphans to Canada before reading Carrie’s book.
    I thought it might be about sending children to escape the war., not orphans.

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  106. Jessica

    Happy release week! What a wonderful giveaway to go with your amazing novel. Blessings ?

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  107. gael grissett

    No, I had not heard about sending orphans to Canada.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  108. Renee Jackson

    No, I had not heard about this. Wishing you much success with your release!
    Blessings!

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  109. Donna Wilkinson

    I had not heard of this before and want to read more. This is probably why I love history and historical fiction so much. I am from the United States and love hearing the stories on the Orphan Train Children and I think this is similar to that. Thanks for the giveaway and Congrats on the book launch!

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  110. Erin L.

    As an advocate for current-day foster children, I find the historical aspect of this book so fascinating! Having read and enjoyed at least 1 other of your books, I look forward to reading this one soon!

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  111. Sunnie

    No I hadn’t heard this before. I love learning new historical facts. It’s very interesting to me to learn of all this.

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  112. Ruth Kyser

    First I’ve heard of it. Can’t wait to read the book!

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  113. Nancy

    This is the first I’ve heard about British Home Children. I really enjoy books which teach me something. Your books always do that.

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  114. Emilee

    Sounds very interesting and sad too. I hadn’t heard of this type child emigration before.

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  115. Karen Mercer

    No I hadn’t heard about this before. Thank you for the opportunity. Congrats for your book launch!

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  116. Mary Foster

    This sounds like an amazing story. I can’t wait to read it.

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  117. Joan Nolan

    I had not heard about the book. Can’t wait to read it.

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  118. Brenda Dickson

    No, I have never heard of it but I am looking forward to learning about it in No Ocean Too Wide.

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  119. MarshaJ

    I’d never heard of the British Home Children until I read about the release of this book. Thank you for tackling a difficult subject, Carrie. I look forward to reading No Ocean Too Wide.

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  120. Joan Arning

    I was shocked to learn of the children being sent to Canada when they had living parents! I had not heard of the British Home Children. Your book and Jody Hedlund’s new A Reluctant Bride were eye openers for me!

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  121. Ashley H.

    So excited to read this book!

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    • Ashley H.

      I had not heard about the British Home Children.

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  122. Karin Beery

    This is the first time I’ve heard about it, but I have a heart for foster children and orphans, so I can’t wait to learn more.

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  123. Carol

    I had not read about the British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before reading this blog post. I have learned several new things from reading historical fiction. I love it when that happens. However, after reading ‘The Royal Art of Poison’ by Eleanor Herman, I have decided that I like that clean romance doesn’t horrify as the real deal does.

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    • Carrie Turansky

      Hi Carol, I agree! I want to read and write novels that are clean, inspiring, and up lifting. It’s a challenge to write about hard topics in a way that still offers hope, but I love that challenge. I hope you’ll enjoy reading No Ocean Too Wide!

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  124. Stephanie H.

    Yes, I have heard of it and I look forward to reading your new book!

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  125. Susan Wilson

    I had not heard of the British Home Children and emigration, but I would love to read about it in No Ocean Too Wide.

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  126. Carol Smith

    Happy Release Day!!
    I was not aware of the British Home Children and
    their emigration to Canada. Would love to read &
    review.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  127. Vicki Wurgler

    No I have never heard of this emigration-very interesting

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  128. Maria Mast

    Hey! I actually hadn’t heard about the children’s society before! ? I did, however, pick up your other latest book the other week at Lifeway and am looking forward to reading it!! ?

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  129. Kathy Booth

    I had not heard of the British Children orphanage stories. I have read about the in the U.S. however. Looking forward to this story as well!

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  130. Amy C

    I have heard a little about the British Home Children and
    their emigration. I’m always interested to learn more about history.

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  131. Jeanna Lichtenberg

    I’ve added this book to my TBR pile. I’m looking forward to it!

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  132. Karen R

    I had never heard of the British Home Children before, but had the privilege of reading and reviewing an ebook arc of your book from NetGalley. (Thought it was excellent btw.) Praying for you.

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  133. Alex

    Carrie Turansky, you are a wealth of information. The way you weave a story around nuggets of facts is so amazing. Your characters have depth, personalities that are so relatable and you share your faith through them in very special ways.
    Can hardly wait to read your newest book – No Ocean Too Wide.
    May the Lord bless you as you continue to use His gifts and talents in your writing career.

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  134. Nyla Kay Wilkerson

    I adored this captivating story. I learned a lot from it. Some things I learned were heartbreaking. Bring on the next book! ?

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  135. Cynthia

    No, have not heard of this but sounds like an interesting read and a unique topic.

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  136. Joye I

    No, I have not heard of this but it sounds interesting. We are having a similar problem on the southern border between Mexico and Arizona, Texas, and California.

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  137. Charlene McDonnough

    Yes, I had heard about through an Ancestry.com “Who Do You Think You” are episode. So sad that this has happened in so many different cultures.

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  138. Crystal

    Carrie, I did not hear of the British Home Children and child emigration to Canada before reading your post. I appreciate all this information.
    Your book sounds interesting and like a fantastic read. Always looking for new genres and authors.
    I hope I win because I want to read review this book. The cover of the book and excerpt in my opinion, well it calls to me. What I mean by that is that it gets my attention and just calls for me to read the book.

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  139. Teri DiVincenzo

    Happy book birthday! I had never heard of the British home children’ per se, but I knew there had been a number of children removed World War II. It is amazing the events in history that never quite make it to the history books!

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  140. Faith Creech

    Yes I have. I have read many books on WWI and WWII and have read about this before.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win your book. It looks so very interesting.

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  141. Melissa Hicklin

    I have read about the US Orphan Trains, but not about the British model of this practice. I am interested in learning more. We can never learn enough about history!

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  142. Darlene Carroll

    I had never heard of this before. Congratulations on your newest release 🙂

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  143. Tina Buchanan

    I had not heard of it but knew a lot of children’s homes shipped children to other countries. I can not wait to read your book.

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  144. Linda Romer

    No, this is the first I’ve heard of it. Thank you

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  145. Tami le Roux

    I had not heard of this society that helped children emigrate and get adopted.

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  146. Connie H

    I hadn’t heard about this society….sounds like a great book! Thanks!

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  147. Rose Hately

    Yes, I’ve known about the British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada for many years.

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  148. Roma Davidson

    I had not heard of this before. It sounds like it will be a wonderful story.

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  149. Colleen Hudson

    I had not heard of British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before reading about this book, but it has made me really eager to read this book!

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  150. Robin Rexroad

    I don’t know much about the British Home Children. I look forward to reading this book!

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  151. Judy G

    No, I had not heard about British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before reading this post. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  152. Jan Hall

    I had not heard of it before now.

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  153. Donna Patterson

    I had not heard of the British home children. I recently mentioned them in a phone conversation with my sister who lives on Vancouver Island. She had heard of them and thought they were one of the reasons for so many British customs there!

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  154. Darlene Owen

    No I have not heard about British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before reading this post?

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  155. Barbara Hamby

    I have never heard of them before this post…The story sounds so interesting….Sure would love to win so i could read the story …Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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  156. ANNA FAY

    I had heard of it in passing during a history class many moons ago. I feel like I should know more than a glancing awareness.

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  157. Selina Posthumus

    I have heard about them because in the past my hometown accepted some of those children. Can’t imagine what they went through or what they thought.

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  158. Betsy

    I had not heard of the British Home Children prior to reading information on your upcoming book, but am eager to learn more.

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  159. Pam Whorwell

    Had not heard of this before. Learning this way makes it easier to remember and tho.nk about.

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  160. Sandi Pascarelli

    I have not heard about the British Home Children, but I am interested to follow your link to learn more. My interest in reading your book is also piqued.

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  161. Alison Boss

    I had not heard about the British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before reading about your book. I am really looking forward to reading No Ocean Too Wide and learning more about this. Congratulations, Carrie, on your new book release!! 🙂

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  162. Teresa

    I knew nothing about them until reading this post. Thanks for the enlightenment.

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  163. Jeanna Massman

    I was not familiar with this program specifically but I was aware that orphan children were sent other parts of the British Empire.

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  164. Rina Horenian

    I was not aware of this program at all. Thanks for writing this book and shedding a light upon it.

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  165. Melinda M

    I have hear and read a little of The British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada before your podtd. Your podtd have given more information. Thanks

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  166. Sally Schmidt

    I had heard about it but not in much detail. I would like to read more. I am amazed at what the British people have done to take care of their people and their country throughout so many time periods. I just finished The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad about using pigeons in WWII and the sacrifice of “ordinary” people is stunning. Thanks for an amazing giveaway.

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  167. Linda Leonard

    This sounds like a great book that would definitely engage the reader. I have heard about these children but would like to learn more. Beautiful cover!

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  168. Michelle Fidler

    I don’t think I heard about them before, just orphan trains in the U.S.

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  169. Tina Wright

    I am looking forward to reading the book. I came to learn, while doing family research that my grandfather’s brother was a BHC who came to Sherbrooke Quebec in 1911 and stayed there his whole life. Just before WW1 he tried to get his 2 brothers to come from England and work at the same place that he was working. One brother was not fit to travel and then the other (my grandfather, couldn’t go because at the time of war they stopped the migrations..I am very interested in stories about the BHC..Tina Wright

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    • Carrie Turansky

      Thanks for sharing your family story, Tina! No Ocean Too Wide is set just about the same time your grandfather’s brother came to Canada. I hope reading the story will give you more of an idea of what it was like for him. Book 2 will feature Garth, who was a BHC and fought in the WW1.

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  170. Michelle Willis

    II ha I haThis book sounds amazing. I had not heard of the children before but can’t wait to find out more.

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  171. Vickie Jameson

    I have not heard of it before, but I love learning about places like this. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  172. Tiffany Hall

    No I have not heard about it before now. Sounds like a good book!

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  173. Lila Diller

    I had not heard about this particular agency. I know Christians have always done what they could to help orphans, and I, of course, had heard about orphans being placed in families along the Oregon Trail. I don’t know much about Canadian history at all.

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  174. Sheila Moore

    I love Carrie’s books! She takes you inside another world in every story. It kinda feels like time ? travel ?. She sets the bar high for others to keep your interest in a book. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories! May God continue to bless you and yours.

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  175. Courtney

    This book looks beautiful! Can’t wait to read it! I have loved all your books that I’ve read. Keep up the great work!

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  176. Jamie

    This is the first time I have heard of this. I am interested in looking into this topic further. Thank you for catching my interest, I can’t wait to read your book

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  177. Connie Lee

    No, I haven’t heard of it before.

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  178. Beth Conners

    I, too, don’t have much knowledge on this and look forward to reading your book — and what a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks! Beth of Beth’s Book-Nook Blog

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  179. Laurin

    I had not heard about the British Home Children before this. But now I am super excited to read this book and share it with my book club! ?

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  180. Marguerite Gray

    No, I hadn’t heard of it. I can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  181. Ann Stewart

    I have never heard of the British Home Children. This would be a good book to read. Thanks.

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  182. Shannon Capelle

    No i hadnt heard of this! Sounds really interesting

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  183. Paula M Dye

    This sounds like an amazing book!

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  184. Lori Byrd

    I have never heard of this before now.

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  185. Michelle G.

    I’d never heard of British Home Children before. I look forward to reading your book!

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  186. alisha

    Yes, I had heard of the British home children before They were mentioned on a TV program I was watching

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  187. Cynthia St. Germain

    I have heard of it, I read a lot of historical books and they talked about families didn’t want their children in London with all the bombing, either they sent them to family and through other services

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  188. Lual Krautter

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would be very interested in reading this book, and would really enjoy winning a print copy! Thanks!

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  189. Arletta

    I had heard of children emigrating to Canada and Australia because of WWII. My inlaws sailed to Canada for their honeymoon. Both had worked in the RAF during WWII.

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  190. Staci Adams

    I like to read anything British

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  191. Robbie Pink

    Hi, Carrie!

    Happy belated release day!

    I had heard of The British Home Orphans and the emigration from England to Canada, but know very little about it. Stories like yours are why I love historical fiction. You have a way of bringing history to life, thank you!

    Good luck to everyone entering, and thank you for such an awesome giveaway!!

    Blessings to you, and to everyone entering~?

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  192. Mikaela Carroll

    I had never heard of the British Home children before! I’m so excited to read this book and hopefully learn a bit more along the way! I’ve had the opportunity to read several of your other books and I absolutely loved them, so I am greatly looking forward to getting my hands on this one 🙂

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  193. Crystal Balzer

    I have never heard of the British Home Children before. I’m anxious to learn more!

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  194. Debra Braz

    I had not heard about British Home Children and their emigration before reading this post. I’ve always been interested in history and this book is definitely one on my reading list.

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  195. Phyllis

    Excited to read this book!

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  196. Sherry Bennett

    I have not heard about British Home Children and child emigration from England to Canada. I have a heart for children and therefore, I am excited to read “No Ocean Too Wide” and learn more all while enjoying a cup of tea!

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  197. Trish

    I am a British Home Child descendant my grandfather and his brother came to Canada in 1910 they were only 7 and my grandfather was 4 I would be delighted to win this Book as I have read many of them I have books from Sandra Joyce whom we just lost as she was a great author and mentor to many. I hope I win this book if not will need to purchase keep them coming I love a good read. Thanks Trish

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  198. Nancy

    This book is so interesting to me. I love history. I had never heard of this story before. Thanks for the chance.

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  199. Nicole House

    I had heard of this before, but I’ve never read a book about it. Your book sounds amazing!

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  200. Nancy M

    I never knew about the British homes children

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