No Ocean Too Wide

Product Number: EB00742233
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525652946
Publisher: Multnomah
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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 poorhouse in London in 1908, leaving their mother to scrape by for her three younger children, while oldest daughter, Laura, works on a large estate more than an hour away. When Edna McAlister falls gravely ill and is hospitalized, twins Katie and Garth and eight-year-old Grace are forced into an orphans' home before Laura is notified about her family's unfortunate turn of events in London. With hundreds of British children sent on ships to Canada, whether truly orphans or not, Laura knows she must act quickly. But finding her siblings and taking care of her family may cost her everything. Andrew Fraser, a wealthy young British lawyer and heir to the estate where Laura is in service, discovers that this common practice of finding new homes for penniless children might not be all that it seems. Together Laura and Andrew form an unlikely partnership. Will they arrive in time? Will their friendship blossom into something more? Inspired by true events, this moving novel follows Laura as she seeks to reunite her family and her siblings who, in their darkest hours, must cling to the words from Isaiah: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God".

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Author(s): Carrie Turansky
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019

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Author(s): Carrie Turansky
Narrator(s): Colleen Prendergast
Product Number DD44813
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974949809
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Author(s): Carrie Turansky
Narrator(s): Colleen Prendergast
Product Number Z100110310
Released: Jul 08, 2019
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ISBN: #9781974949823

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