No Journey Too Far
Series: McAlister Family #2
Published by Multnomah
Publication Date June 8, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: England, Canada World War I Era - 1914 - 1918
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: Adults
A family long divided, a mysterious trunk, and a desperate journey across the ocean—all in the name of love. The epic saga of the McAlisters continues in this riveting sequel to No Ocean Too Wide.
In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth?
After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada to serve in World War I. His sweetheart, Emma Lafferty, promised to wait for his return, but after three long years apart, her letters suddenly stopped. When Garth arrives home from the war to unexpected news, he is determined to return to Canada once more on a daunting mission to find the two women he refuses to abandon—his long-lost sister and his mysteriously missing sweetheart.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: No Ocean Too Wide
No Ocean Too Wide left two of the McAlister children in Canada, separated from their family. This was only acceptable because I knew that author Carrie Turansky would be telling the rest of their story soon. Which she has done here in No Journey Too Far.
The plight of the British Home Children was very sad! As if it wasn’t enough they were orphaned without anyone to care for them, they were sent across the ocean, often indentured as servants, and then treated like criminals simply because of their circumstances. My heart ached for Emma and Grace as they experienced firsthand the sting of that reputation – each in a completely different way.
I really enjoyed this lovely story! It had a little bit of everything. Romance, history, mystery, and faith. I was fully invested in the events as they unfolded, wondering how they would work out, wanting to read every word describing how they did.
Lovers of historical fiction will want to be sure to read the McAlister Family series!