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Two if by sea / Jacquelyn Mitchard.

By: Mitchard, Jacquelyn [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: Center Point Large Print edition.Description: 592 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781628999518; 1628999519.Subject(s): Child disaster victims -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Middle West -- Fiction | Telepathy -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: After losing his family in a tsunami in Brisbane, Australia, former police officer Frank Mercy rescues Ian from a submerged car and takes him home to his Midwestern farm. As the boy exhibits a telepathic gift, Frank and new love Claudia will travel to England to keep him safe from a sinister group who want him back.
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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. 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.

Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.

After losing his family in a tsunami in Brisbane, Australia, former police officer Frank Mercy rescues Ian from a submerged car and takes him home to his Midwestern farm. As the boy exhibits a telepathic gift, Frank and new love Claudia will travel to England to keep him safe from a sinister group who want him back.

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After Frank Mercy loses his wife in a tsunami in Australia, he rescues a small child from a car adrift in the floodwaters. In the absence of a family member to claim the boy-Ian-Frank keeps him. Together, they return to Frank's horse farm in the United States. Slowly, Frank realizes Ian has a special gift, and their increasing bond helps Frank heal from the loss of his wife. To complicate matters, a series of shadowy and dangerous people have followed Ian from Australia, intent on using his gift for their own gain. Frank must decide to what lengths he will go to protect Ian from harm. Verdict A slow start and overwrought prose in the first third of the novel give way to a genuinely moving story about the ties that bind families. Frank and Ian are carefully drawn characters, while the bad guys remain unsatisfactorily unexplained until the end. Mitchard (The Deep End of the Ocean) combines elements of suspense and the supernatural into a story both epic and intimate. Mitchard fans, as well as those of Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve, will appreciate this affecting family drama. [See Prepub Alert, 9/28/15.]-Sarah Cohn, Manhattan Coll. Lib., Bronx, NY © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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