The Oceans Between Us: A riveting, heartwrenching and uplifting story inspired by extraordinary real events
By Gill Thompson
A heartwrenching, uplifting story, inspired by real events, of a mother and child, separated by continents, trying to find a way back to each other.
A riveting story of one woman's quest to find her son, and a little boy's fight for survival. Inspired by real events, this magnificently moving novel shows the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.
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.
An injured woman is found wandering in London after an air raid. She remembers nothing of who she is. Only that she has lost something very precious.
As a 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?
Under the Perth sun a lonely wife longs for a baby. When the English boy comes to live with her and her husband, she sees in him the son she was never able to have. But then she discovers the secret of his past. Should she keep quiet? Or tell the truth and risk losing the child who has become her life?
Gill Thompson is an English lecturer who recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University. The first three chapters of THE OCEANS BETWEEN US were longlisted for the Mslexia novel award and the first page of her second work in progress has been selected to feature in Mslexia magazine. She lives with her family in West Sussex and teaches English to college students.
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21 Mar 2019
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