No Ocean Too Wide

No Ocean Too Wide

Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans?but was that the truth? After the tragic loss of their father, the McAlister family is living at the edge of the poorhou Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise...

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Title:No Ocean Too Wide
Author:Carrie Turansky
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0525652930
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

No Ocean Too Wide Reviews

  • Loraine
    Jun 29, 2019
    I have read several books on the orphan train children of the United States, but I did not know about the more than 100,000 British Home Children who were swept off the streets and from homes in England and shipped to Canada from 1869 to 1939. This story focuses on the McAlister fa...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Mar 09, 2019
    read for endorsement: fans of Susan Anne Mason, Cathy Gohlke and Lisa Wingate--- a fascinating excavation of a little known history :-) ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jun 12, 2019
    The author has given us a story that will linger long after the last page is turned, and rightfully so. By the Grace of God, we could have been one of those children, orphans, or no parent to take care of them. I can?t even imagine the poverty and living on the streets, but the solut...
  • Beth
    Jun 19, 2019
    No Ocean Too Wide touches on a fascinating yet tragic event in history, that of about 70 years in which more than 100,000 impoverished British children were sent to Canada for a better life. Those taking them in were told they were orphans, but history has shown that this wasn't always...
  • Gail Hollingsworth
    Jul 09, 2019
    This was a piece of history I never knew about. With an increase in orphans and homeless children in 1909 London, some organizations chose to take them off the streets and place them in children?s homes to prepare them to be shipped to Canada. They weren?t always treated well. Made...
  • AnnaScott
    Mar 30, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a bit slow at the beginning, but I had no idea how it was going to end, so the suspense kept me going. The history it covers is fascinating - I wasn't really even aware that Britain sent orphans over to Canada, much less that there were issues of ...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Mar 12, 2019
    I'm very excited to bring you this new English historical novel, No Ocean Too Wide. When the three youngest McAlister children are taken away from their widowed mother and emigrated to Canada without her knowledge or permission, the oldest sister sets off to find them and reunite the f...
  • Melanie
    Jul 15, 2019
    No Ocean Too Wide was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I loved this book from the beginning until the end. The characters were realistic and I loved how the story was based on true events. The story had so much depth and I couldn't help wishing that the family would all get reunited. It was crazy ho...
  • Kelsie Maxwell
    Jun 17, 2019
    No Ocean Too Wide Carrie Turansky No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky is historical fiction based on true events. Katie McAlister is a fourteen year old Londoner whose mother has fallen ill following her father?s recent accidental death. Katie and her siblings, twin brothe...
  • Deana Dick
    Jun 25, 2019
    Be warned that boxes of tissues will be needed to read this book. I don?t know where to start with how deeply emotional this story is. The author has exceeded my expectations of how gifted a writer she is. The story is one that opened my eyes to the fate of children during a time per...
  • Amy
    Jun 08, 2019
    Definitely worth the read, especially if you enjoy historical fiction. I learned a lot reading this book. There were times when it really stirred my emotions and it was hard not to let it affect me. Although this is a story about the past, knowing that children still suffer these types...
  • Jocelyn Green
    Feb 24, 2019
    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...
  • Karen
    Jun 09, 2019
    This is my first book I?ve read by Carrie Turansky and I?m hooked! The story captured my interest from the first page and I couldn?t put it down. This is a poignant story of four children during the era of the early 1900?s when children?s emigration from London to Canada was ...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 12, 2019
    3.5 stars "What did she expect? This was what happened when you made a hasty decision, compromised your convictions, and tried to manipulate the situation." Laura McAllister didn't start out to be deceptive, one thing just led to another, and before she knew it her misrepresenta...
  • Ann
    Mar 13, 2019
    This is a wonderfully written book! This book will draw you in on the first page. It is a wonderful reminder that God is always with us and we must trust him. I highly recommend this book. Thank you WaterBrook & Multnomah via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. This is my hone...
  • Kailey
    Jun 15, 2019
    I have loved Carrie Turansky?s books before this, so I knew I would enjoy this one. I really loved it! I didn?t know about the child emigration before this book. I think she did a great job telling this story. It touched my heart. My heart broke for the children. I?m definitely l...
  • Lucy
    Jun 20, 2019
    I had to digest this book before writing my review, as it brings to life a piece of history that should not be forgotten. Carrie Turansky does a wonderful job of doing stellar research and then weaving a story that lets us view history through new eyes. My heart was aching and I felt e...
  • Karen R
    Mar 02, 2019
    A truly heartugging tale based in real history. Both touching and disturbing, yet full of hope and faith, plus a bit of tender romance. The first in a series, this story taught me about the British Home Children in a way that left an indelible mark on my memory, as the human aspect was...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jun 10, 2019
    About this book: ?Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans?but was that the...
  • Sarah Trout
    May 27, 2019
    Such a heart wrenching story. I love stories that have history woven between the pages of a good read. This story had twist after twist and it was so hard to believe that this really happened back in the day. I was so sad to know that the ending of the story is book #2 and now I have t...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Jul 02, 2019
    This book rose right to the top of my favorite books I've read in 2019! So meticulously researched I must look into finding out more about British home children. These are children that have fallen on desperate time wether through being orphaned and having no parents and living on th...
  • Amanda Tero
    May 24, 2019
    After reading several mysteries and suspense, I enjoyed this little genre break. Because of the aforementioned books, it seemed that this one started off slow, but once I got into it, I really didn?t want to put it down?and then when I finally finished it, I still wanted to be read...
  • Lori
    Feb 18, 2019
    This story deserves 5 stars and more! Carrie has done a fabulous job in telling the story of Laura, Garth , and Grace. I really admired Laura's strength and determination to search for her siblings. She is amazing!! She's very strong proof that blood is thicker than water in other w...
  • Patti Whitson Stephenson
    Apr 08, 2019
    This poignant story of the McAlister siblings touched my heart. It?s hard to imagine children that young being placed on a boat in London; shipped to Canada; and then becoming basically indentured servants for families in Canada. It seems atrocious to us today, but that?s what happ...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    Jun 24, 2019
    No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky is a story about a family of orphans transported to Canada by the English in 1909. One of the reasons I enjoy historical fiction is that I learn something. I had read books about the orphan trains in America but had not heard about the English ?...
  • Carolyn Miller
    Mar 02, 2019
    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 hi...
  • Karren  Sandercock
    Jun 21, 2019
    I had no idea that in the early 1900's over 100,000 poor, orphaned and neglected English children were sent to Canada for a better life and of course this was not always the case. No Ocean Too Wide is a fictional story about the McAlister children, Katie, Garth and Grace. When their w...
  • Jeanie Kidd
    Sep 11, 2019
    Love this book and Laura ?s feisty way not to give up on her family and her voyages to find her sisters and brother. ...
  • Ruth "CowgirlMama " Utz
    May 26, 2019
    Have you ever heard of the ?Orphan Trains?? Most fans of Christian Historical Fiction have read at least one story along that line, myself included. This is a similar story but of a variety I had never heard of before, orphans immigrating by boat from Britain to Canada! In this b...
  • Lilian
    Feb 19, 2019
    guys this book was one of the best I've read this year. I've been struggling to write a review because of how amazing it was. (also, there might be minor spoilers, but they're all included in the blurb, so they're not really spoilers? just a warning. ) I absolutely adored this bo...