No Journey Too Far: A Novel
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No Journey Too Far: A Novel  -     By: Carrie Turansky

No Journey Too Far: A Novel

Multnomah / 2021 / Paperback

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The McAlister siblings have been searching for their missing sister since they were taken to Canada as British Home Children in 1909. After serving in WWI, Garth returns to Canada to his sweetheart, Emma, and to look for Grace. When Emma is accused of a crime, can Garth prove her innocence---and find his sister? 320 pages, softcover from Multnomah.

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Title: No Journey Too Far: A Novel
By: Carrie Turansky
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Multnomah
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 13 ounces
ISBN: 0525652957
ISBN-13: 9780525652953
Stock No: WW652954

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than twenty novels and novellas. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the International Digital Award. She loved traveling to England to research her latest Edwardian novels, including No Ocean Too Wide, Across the Blue, and the Edwardian Brides series. Her novels have received starred reviews from Library Journal. They have also been translated into several languages and enjoyed by readers around the world.

Discussion Questions

Readers Guide 

1. Had you heard about British Home Children before you read No Journey Too Far? What is one thing you learned that made an impression on you about child emigration and British Home Children in particular? 

2. What were some of the challenges British Home Children faced when they grew up? Which of these were highlighted in the book? 

3. Garth served in World War I. What do you think were his motivations to enlist, and how did they relate to him being a British Home Child? 

4. Grace was adopted into a wealthy family, but her adoptive parents wanted her to hide the fact that she was a British Home Child. Why did they make that decision, and what did you think of their reasons for making it? 

5. Friendship played a key role in this story: Garth and Rob shared a strong bond, and Emma relied on Margaret, Peter, and Lucy. What acts of friendship did you notice in the story, and how did they affect the characters? 

6. Emma faced many challenges in this story—Eli Gilchrest’s attack, fleeing the farm, working for Ruby Hazelton at the boardinghouse, concern for Garth when his letters stopped, and then being accused of murder. Which of these do you think was the most challenging for her, and why? 

7. Rob fell in love with Grace, but he decided to distance himself from her. What did you think of his decision? How would you have counseled him to handle the situation? 

8. Grace was raised in the city, and she learned some new skills when she stayed with the Chapmans on their farm, with some humorous results. Which skill do you think was the most challenging for her, and why? 

9. Andrew traveled all the way from England to act as Emma’s defense attorney. What did you think of Andrew and how he handled Emma’s defense? Were you surprised by the outcome of the trial, or did you guess who murdered Ruby Hazelton before it was revealed? 

10. The theme passage for No Journey Too Far is Psalm 9:9–10 (niv): "The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, and a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." How do you see the truths of those verses shown in the story? 

Editorial Reviews

"No distance is too great for love, a truth beautifully laced into No Journey Too Far. Bringing to life the little-known story of British Home Children, Turansky creates a tale of love, loss, and reunion for the continuing saga of the McAlister family as they search for one another after years of separation. Readers will not want to miss this gem—heartwarming and full of grace."—J’nell Ciesielski, author of Beauty Among Ruins

"Carrie has penned another stirring tale of the heart, spanning two continents and the all-too-real lives of those caught up in the challenges of the British Home Children. The issues of prejudice, privilege, and powerlessness speak as much to us today as in the past, and encourage us to seek the Maker of all, whose love shows that there is no journey too far for finding His children and bringing them home."—Carolyn Miller, Australian author of Dusk’s Darkest Shores

"Cruelly separated and spread across Canada as British Home Children, the McAlister family have never given up their determination to be reunited. No Journey Too Far reminds me of the extent our Lord goes to seek us out, win our hearts, and draw us safely home. A beautiful and satisfying conclusion by a wonderful author."—Cathy Gohlke, Christy Award–winning author of Night Bird Calling and The Medallion

"In No Journey Too Far, Turansky continues the stirring McAlister family saga and the journey to reunite their family. The author skillfully depicts the terrible prejudice the British Home Children faced, yet the story is one of hope, illustrating that in the end faith and determination can overcome any obstacle. A wonderful conclusion to this moving family drama!"—Susan Anne Mason, author of the Canadian Crossings and Redemption’s Light series

"No Journey Too Far is a formidable story that is genuinely touching, telling of a desperate fight to reunite a family and the extreme difficulties encountered along the way. This book touches upon the shame, abuse, and stigmatization felt by many Home Children, mixed with a loving family bond on both sides of the ocean. Heartfelt, real, and poignant."—Lori Oschefski, CEO of the award-winning British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association (BHCARA) and author of Bleating of the Lambs: Canada’s British Home Children

"A sweet and gentle tale at heart, No Journey Too Far features endearing characters who live out their faith in difficult circumstances. Carrie Turansky’s writing pulls the heartstrings in all the right ways!"—Sarah Sundin, bestselling and Carol Award–winning author of When Twilight Breaks

"A delightful story that explores the fascinating history of the British Home Children, No Journey Too Far is a touching tale filled with excitement, drama, mystery, romance, and faith. A beautiful novel that historical fans are sure to appreciate."—Heidi Chiavaroli, Carol Award–winning author of Freedom’s Ring and The Orchard House

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