The Oceans Between Us

Inspired by heartrending real events, a mother fights to find her son and a child battles for survival in this riveting debut novel. For readers of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, The Letter by Kathryn Hughes, and Remember Me by Lesley Pearse.'A warm-hearted tale of love, loss and indefatigable human spirit' Kathryn HughesA woman is found wandering injured in London after an air raid. She remembers nothing of who she is. Only that she has lost something very precious.As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return. But then he finds himself on board a ship bound for Australia, the promise of a golden life ahead, and wonders: how will she find him in a land across the oceans?In Perth, a lonely wife takes in the orphaned child. But then she discovers the secret of his past. Should she keep quiet? Or tell the truth and risk losing the boy who has become her life? This magnificent, moving novel, set in London and Australia, is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.

My Review

This is a sad but beautiful story as well. Sad to read the true events that this story is modeled after but at the same time as author, Gill Thompson states as an author, there are some liberties that can be taken like giving a happy ending.

I was so connected to all of the characters and the story. The main ones are Jack, who is adopted by John and Kathleen. John is really rough around the edges. Deep down I do believe in a tiny part of his heart that he did love Jack. Although, he never really showed it to Jack. Kathleen on the other hand was happy to have Jack as her son.

This story does display as the hurdles parents and children experience when becoming a family from different walks of life. The children hold hope that their biological parents will still love them or want them; so it is hard for them to fully embrace at first the new parents. So, the real story that this one is modeled after is about human trafficking. It is sad that people hold human lives with so little regard. I do enjoy readers to check out this book as it is one not to be missed. The Oceans Between Us will touch your heart with engaging characters that will stick with you long after you have finished the book!


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