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Two If by Sea
by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Published: 2016-03-15
Hardcover : 416 pages
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, an epic story of courage and devotion that spans three continents and the entire map of the human heart.

Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American ...
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, an epic story of courage and devotion that spans three continents and the entire map of the human heart.

Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit and pulls a little boy from a submerged car, saving the child’s life with only seconds to spare. In that moment, Frank’s own life is transformed. Not quite knowing why, Frank sidesteps the law, when, instead of turning Ian over to the Red Cross, he takes the boy home to the Midwestern farm where he grew up. Not long into their journey, Frank begins to believe that Ian has an extraordinary, impossible telepathic gift; but his only wish is to protect the deeply frightened child. As Frank struggles to start over, training horses as his father and grandfather did before him, he meets Claudia, a champion equestrian and someone with whom he can share his life—and his fears for Ian. Both of them know that it will be impossible to keep Ian’s gift a secret forever. Already, ominous coincidences have put Frank’s police instincts on high alert, as strangers trespass the quiet life at the family farm.

The fight to keep Ian safe from a sinister group who want him back takes readers from the ravaged shores of Brisbane to the middle of America to a quaint English village. Even as Frank and Claudia dare to hope for new love, it becomes clear that they can never let Ian go, no matter what the cost. A suspenseful novel on a grand scale, Two If by Sea is about the best and worst in people, and the possibility of heroism and even magic in ordinary life.

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have you heard of telepathic people being pursued for their "talent?"
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  "A bit like a fairytale, but it is an interesting vacation read."by thewanderingjew (see profile) 06/05/16

Two If By Sea, Jacquelyn Mitchard, author; George Newbern,
I think it is hard for an author o write a novel that is similar in theme to another of her successful books, even years later. I
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  "Two if by Sea"by CaroleMcwilson (see profile) 05/19/16

Loved this expanse of this book, multilayered story, developed characters, touch of romance -- along with some serious intrigue and a touch of the paranormal. GREAT read!

 
  "Two If By Sea"by kberger (see profile) 05/12/16

i really enjoyed reading this story of a tragedy turned into a compelling story. Traveling across three continents, the hero tries to protect his new family and stay engaged with his immediate family,... (read more)

 
  "A Great Story of a Parent's Love"by nbaker (see profile) 04/01/16

I wish I would have put this book down and then picked it up later so I could have savored it more deeply. I normally finish a book in 3-5 days and this one took me a month -- but only becau... (read more)

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