My Review: 5 amazingly shiney stars for this fabulous read Suzie is a new author to me and boy I don’t regret opting in on this read, I cant wait to read more of her books. Clara had been on a ship that had caught fire and left her orphaned, she went to live with her aunt and uncle in Bradford. Having suffered burns to her face, her whole life was impacted no matter how much encouragement was poured on her. After another major let down, she decides she wants to travel. She meets Mr Xavier Mourain with whom she shares a lot of Banter. This is a book of tragedy, hope, trust and love and is incredibly beautifully written. Fully recommended.

Far Across The Ocean

Don’t miss the next achingly romantic read from Suzie Hull, winner of the RNA Joan Hessayon award 2022

December 1913. Clara Thornton won’t allow being jilted at the altar to squash her spirit. Against the wishes of her aunt and uncle, Clara decides to travel to Madagascar to learn more about the tragic shipwreck that took the lives of her missionary family, and marked her forever.

Clara is escorted abroad by Xavier Mourain, a handsome young merchant who works with her uncle. The two of them start off on the wrong foot, but Clara can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious Frenchman who helps her unravel the mystery that has always haunted her. But as their love blossoms, war begins. And the world will never be the same again.

For Clara, all the answers seem to lie far across the ocean. But some of them might be closer than she thinks…

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Author Bio – Award winning author Suzie Hull lives in Northern Ireland with her family and numerous rescue cats.

As a child she dreamt of being a ballet dancer but instead trained as a Montessori Nursery teacher and has spent the last thirty years working with children in a variety of settings. Suzie has always had an enduring passion for reading and history.

Suzie HulI won the RNA Joan Hessayon Award 2022 with her debut novel, In This Foreign Land.

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