No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky ~ Book Review

June 16, 2021


About the Book

Carrie Turansky
Series: McCalister Family, Book 2
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Publisher: Multonomah
Release Date: June 8, 2021

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.

My Thoughts

This is my first encounter with this author and it won't be my last. This is the second book in this series and I highly recommend that you read the first one as this one follows the characters from the previous story. When I started this one I realized that so I quickly grabbed it from the library and read it so I could get caught up with this one. I am so glad I did! It sets up this story quite nicely and gives you a bit more insight on the British Home Children. The setting of this story takes place in Canada 1919 during the Great War. We see Garth McAlister return home to find his long lost younger sister and his sweetheart. We see two storylines here, Grace's and Garth and they merge well together in the course of the story. 

This story definitely has a bit of everything. It has a romance and a bit of suspense. It also has quite of historical facts that I honestly did not know much about and had me digging and searching for more. I do love when fiction does that! It's always sad to grasp the thought that children were taken from their families and some never got to be reunited with their siblings. 

Overall I thought this story was beautifully written. You can tell that Carrie Turansky did a lot of research for this book which was greatly appreciated by me. I also loved how she weaves God's message of redemption within the story. I highly recommend you grab this one if you enjoy historical fiction but definitely grab the first one as you will enjoy it even more especially seeing the growth of these characters between these two books. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked this book

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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About the Author

Carrie Turansky
 is the award-winning author of more than twenty inspirational novels and novellas and a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Holt Medallion. She loved traveling to England to research her latest Edwardian novels including No Ocean Too Wide, Across the Blue, Shine Like the Dawn, and Edwardian Brides series. Her next novel, No Journey Too Far, releases in June 2021. Her novels have received stared reviews from and Library Journal. They have been translated into several languages and enjoyed by readers around the world. Carrie loves to connect with reading friends on Facebook, Instagram, and via her website and blog:

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