In arm’s reach of The Snow Child and The Light Between Oceans, author Corinne Beenfield brings us a breathtaking tale that reminds us the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is often no difference at all.
Helen Danner never wanted to return to the empty seaside cottage. Yet six harrowing months after tragedy struck her family, she gets news. Operation Pied Piper, England’s attempt to save the children of the war, is sending young refugees to Wales. So she packs her bags and finds herself at the last place in the world she hoped to be. There, facing the ocean, she asks it to send her just one child. Someone to again love.
And then a strange little girl shows up in her life. Lyric, as Helen calls her, can swim beyond any adult’s ability, doesn’t feel cold, and foreign seashells often seem to be waiting for her. And why won’t she speak? Where is her luggage? There are no records of Lyric or a mother and father. With the belief that they are dead or undeserving, Helen begins to love the girl as her own. But as Helen unravels the truth about a world that wants her girl back, she must face a question she doesn’t know if she is still strong enough to answer.
Do you choose to love, even if you have to let go?
Readers are Loving The Ocean’s Daughter:
“This is just one of those books that warms your soul. Gorgeously written with beautiful analogies, and just a touch of magic. It made me cry multiple times, as a mom who always wanted her life to be filled with children. Put it on your must read list!!!” Mallory Pierce
“I would have given this book more stars if they would have let me. This book is a jewel!!! Thank you!!!!!!” Stephanie
“My favorite part of this book is the way the author can construct the love a parent has for a child. This type of love is so hard to describe, but she does it perfectly. I genuinely felt like her book gives words to how my heart and soul feel about my own children.” Tessa Taylor
“A beautiful work of art painted with words. This book had me laughing one minute and crying the next. I absolutely loved it!” Wendy Wall
“The author has a unique talent to create a magical fantasy intertwined with real life events. I felt like I was there, and got to experience a whimsical adventure, while being grounded in a believable story.” Amy Peterson
“I was sucked into the story and thought about it when I wasn’t reading it and wished I were reading it, which is about all I can ask for in a book.” Lola Copeland
“It was not only riveting, but it was completely beautiful. It spoke to me as a mother and a woman. Corinne has a captivating writing style that connects you with the characters. I wept with them more than once while reading this.” Megan Lloyd
“I found myself crying both tears of joy and sadness alongside the characters, as moments reminded me of my own experiences with my daughter. And the romance did not disappoint, either!” Kelly Birch
“I knew as soon as I started reading that I wouldn’t be able to put this book down. That was yesterday. I was so sucked in. The words are so rich, alive on the page and so sharp you can feel them. I loved this heartwarming, and heartbreaking story.” Amazon Customer
The Ocean’s Daughter is a moving gift for mothers, particularly those with foster or adopted children.
About the author
Corinne Beenfield loves writing, which considering that you are reading this, makes quite a bit of sense. She shares her home at the base of a canyon with her three sons and daughter.
Often she enjoys finding a random dirt path she's never been down, then stopping at some splotch of earth to explore with her children for hours.
She mainly writes women's literature with magical realism. If you want to know when her upcoming books will be released, you can join her newsletter or follow her on Goodreads or Instagram.