Release Date: February 20, 2018
Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance / Edwardian
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About the Book:
Set in Edwardian England and ideal for readers who enjoy Julie Klassen novels, this romance about an English aviation pioneer and the girl who falls in love with him is filled with adventure and faith.
Isabella Grayson, the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate, longs to become a journalist, but her parents don’t approve. They want her to marry well and help them gain a higher standing in society. After she writes an anonymous letter to the editor that impresses her father, her parents reluctantly agree she can write a series of articles about aviation and the race to fly across the English Channel, but only if she promises to accept a marriage proposal within the year. When James Drake, an aspiring aviator, crashes his flying machine at the Grayson’s new estate, Bella is intrigued. James is determined to be the first to fly across the Channel and win the prize Mr. Grayson’s newspaper is offering. He hopes it will help him secure a government contract to build airplanes and redeem a terrible family secret. James wants to win Bella’s heart, but his background and lack of social standing make it unlikely her parents would approve. If he fails to achieve his dream, how will he win the love and respect he is seeking? Will Bella’s faith and support help him find the strength and courage he needs when unexpected events turn their world upside down?
“Across the Blue” is the first book I’ve read by Carrie Turansky and it most definitely won’t be my last. Readers will be taken on a remarkable journey that will inspire. Get ready to witness aerodynamic history and the first crossing of the English Channel.
The research shines through as the writer draws her readers right into the story, making them feel as if they were right there witnessing it all. There were so many fun facts thrown throughout. I loved watching Bella’s passion to write all about it as well as the father-son relationship between Professor Steed and James as they test out their airplane.
The characters are lovable and relatable. James is a kind, caring, and a smart young man who longs to know who his biological parents are. Bella is a smart and talented young woman has the opportunity to witness history and gets to write all about it for everyone to read. It was amazing to read about a woman who wasn’t afraid to chase her dream even when others tried to persuade her she can’t simply because she’s a woman.
This is a story that shows how important it is only to please God no matter what others around us do or say to persuade us not to.
Get ready for a new Edwardian tale that will be impossible to forget. Highly recommended!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Carrie Turansky:
Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of eighteen inspirational romance novels and novellas. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Crystal Globe Award. Her most recent releases are Waiting for His Return and Shine Like the Dawn. Across the Blue releases 2/20/18. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, author, speaker, and counselor. Carrie leads women’s ministry at her church, and when she is not writing she enjoys gardening, flower arranging, and cooking healthy meals for friends and family. Connect with Carrie on her website: www.carrieturansky.com, GoodReads, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
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