Love soars to new heights in this Edwardian romance filled with adventure, faith, and inspiration, but how much will it cost Bella and James to follow their dreams?
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 be the first 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 win that race across the Channel and gain 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?
Carrie Turansky has written a wonderful book set in the Edwardian period. I really like how she blended fiction with historical creating a story you wont want to put down. This story takes place in England during the time when airplanes were beginning to show up on the scene. I enjoyed learning about how airplanes were being built and the first flight attempts. I thought James and Bella’s character’s were fun to get to know. Carrie Turanksy developed her character’s well. I liked most of them. I found the story to be engaging and interesting. The character Bella’s dream was to be a jouranlist. It was fascinating to read about her attempts to be a reporter in a strictly man’s profession. I liked how Carrie weaved the Lord’s truth Hope, forgiveness and second chances throughout the story. I think the reader can learn valuable truth along with the character.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest review.
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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.
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I’m going to look forward to this book! Thanks for sharing.
The Edwardian period is one of my favorite historical eras to read about.
This sounds really good–I’d love to read it.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Across the Blue. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the story! I appreciate you and the celebrate Lit team! Blessings, Carrie
🙂 You are welcome!
congrats on the tour. thanks for your review. this sounds like a fantastic book.