'A 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 book took my breath away.

After a slow start this book really found itself and became a magnificent and heart wrenching novel that I couldn't put down.

Inspired by real events, this moving novel takes place in both London and Australia and displays the power of love and the strength of the human spirit.

Growing up in Australia meant I had an idea about the topics that this moving novel covers, I just wasnt completely aware if all of the different aspects. As an Australian I am saddened by my lack of knowledge and after reading this book I am interested in learning move.

Gill Thompson has done a fantastic job with this book. The writing was beautiful, the characters were real and the story was compelling. With so many different heartbreaking events happening throughout this story, Gill has done a truly amazing job in keeping this story uplifting and inspiring.

The Oceans Between Us took me on an unexpected journey, that will stay with me for a long time. If you are looking for a sweeping, emotion and utterly beautiful read, then this is the book for you.

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson is a must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker