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?
What a truly delightful read! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel, as it’s my first full Turansky novel-I’ve read some of her novellas,however, so I knew her writing style was unique and captivating. I was very pleasantly surprised and am happy to shout it to the world. She created a wonderful story mixed with beautiful characters, inspiring messages and acheiving love and dreams.
Isabella and James are chiseled perfectly for this 4 star book. Filled with secrets, sparks that fly between the characters just like the aircraft, and a God who knows just what these two need, Across The Blue is an unforgettable love story that will hook you and fill you with all the feels. From start to finish, Ms. Turansky had me wrapped up in a page turner.
I highly recommed this book to all. You’ll fall in love, be flown away to another time and place. Ms. Turansky did a wonderful job filling this book with rich historic detail and left me wanting more. I can’t wait for another amazingly written novel like this one! Well done!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
About The Author
Carrie Turansky has loved reading since she first visited the library as a young child and checked out a tall stack of picture books. Her love for writing began when she penned her first novel at age twelve. She is now the award-winning author of nineteen inspirational romance novels and novellas.
Carrie and her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, author, and speaker, have been married for more than thirty years and make their home in New Jersey. They often travel together on ministry trips and to visit their five adult children and five grandchildren.
Carrie leads women’s ministry at her church, and when she is not writing she enjoys spending time working in her flower gardens and cooking healthy meals for friends and family. She loves to connect with reading friends through her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.