Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Across the Blue

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 le...


Details Across the Blue

TitleAcross the Blue
Author
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherMultnomah
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Christian
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Reviews Across the Blue

  • Carrie Turansky
    1970-01-01
    I'm very excited to bring you this new English historical novel set in 1909 during the very early days of aviation! The story focuses on Bella Grayson, the daughter of a wealthy newspaper owner who longs to become a journalist and write for one of her father's newspapers, but her parents want her to focus on finding a suitable husband and helping them move up in society. James Drake crashes his flying machine at the Grayson's new country estate a...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    1970-01-01
    About this book:“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...
  • Beth Erin
    1970-01-01
    Full review on Faithfully BookishAn adventure in aviation, a legacy of journalism, and a familial mystery are skillfully woven into this lovely sweet and inspirational Edwardian era romance.Isabella Grayson is torn between pursuing the desires of her heart and honoring her parents' wishes for her future. Her unconventional pursuits and growing faith make her a simply charming and endearing character. James Drake longs to build a life for hims...
  • Deanne Patterson
    1970-01-01
    This is my first full length read by Carrie Turansky. Isabella Grayson is the daughter of a newspaper mogul . Her mother believes in class levels and hold herself and her family at the top of the class ladder and will accept no less for her daughters. They must marry into money and class. Isabella is unconventional for a woman of her time and wants to be a journalist and date James Drake. A budding aviator. I could feel the passion James has for ...
  • Andrea Cox
    1970-01-01
    How can I wrap up this book in a few short words? It was a sweet romance that included mystery and adventure, all wrapped in compassion and heart and faith and family. I especially thought the timing of events within the time line was spot-on, and the leads’ dreams of flight and journalism were well paired and equally interesting. I felt like I learned a lot about both occupations during the book’s era while also being entertained by the char...
  • Loraine
    1970-01-01
    This is the story of Isabella Grayson, the wealthy daughter of a newspaper mogul, who dreams of being a journalist like her father and James Drake an impoverished young aviator during the early beginnings of aviation. It blends together a touch of romance, a smidgen of mystery, and a fascinating look at the history of early aviation with a good faith thread to make for a wonderful read. I loved the glimpse into the life of the early 1900's where ...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    I love historicals and the theme of aviation really caught my attention in the description of this book. This is a well written story that will take you into the life of a young lady in the early 1900's as well as the fascinating early years of aviation. In a time period when young ladies were pretty restricted in their roles in society, the determination and courage Bella shows is inspiring. James also shows great character and determination in ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this read and quickly found myself rooting for James Drake to be the first to fly across the English Chanel, and we see the beginnings of the air industry in Europe.Wait until you take your tour of the beautiful estate that our girl’s parents have purchased, the breath-taking gardens and the massive mansion, and then watch, or read, how everything is connected, including James. We see jealousy rear its ugly head, and wonder how Bella ...
  • Bailey
    1970-01-01
    Carrie Turansky delivers a soaring tale in 1909 England. The flight scenes were dramatic and breathtaking. Every time they were gliding through the air in those early airplane models, my heart was soaring with them. All of the struggles and challenges they had to figure out and overcome to build the first flying machines were a fascinating addition to the story. I loved learning the facts and theories behind each of the different problems and sol...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars Great way to start my reading for the year!Carrie Turansky's latest novel, Across the Blue is a wonderful tribute to the early aviators as they compete to be the first to cross the English Channel in 1909. I was immediately drawn into the story of the friendship that developed between two unlikely people. James Drake, pilot, dreams of being the first to fly across the English Channel. But this is not his only dream. He also hopes to unc...
  • Helen
    1970-01-01
    Across the Blue, by Carrie Turansky, takes place in 1909 in England. Charles Grayson owns three prestigious London newspapers. He has just purchased an estate in the country from Sir Richard and moved his family there. Sir Richard has left furniture and decorations behind and it gives the appearance the Graysons come from old money. My Grayson has offered a substantial amount of money as a prize for the first person that crosses the English Chann...
  • Cathy Gohlke
    1970-01-01
    Across the Blue is a compelling, romantic and exciting novel set in Edwardian days of early aviation. Well researched and faith based, the intriguing storyline reveals a longing for home, family, identity and the pursuit of idealized dreams, no matter the cost. I loved reading how the main characters struggled but finally relinquished the good they hoped for in order to follow the best the Lord placed in their paths, even when they couldn’t be ...
  • Becky Van Daniker
    1970-01-01
    Loved this! Full review coming soon.
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    1970-01-01
    Some of my favorite novels are about strong women characters. Those that go against the grain of what society might think would be considered inappropriate for that time frame. I often think that if I were a character in a novel, I would tend to go against societies norms of the day and create my own mark as it were. The latest novel from best-selling author Carrie Turansky, Across the Blue features just a determined and strong-willed woman, Isab...
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    Of all Turanskys’ novels, Across the Blue is my favorite! It was exciting reading about the first flight across the English Channel. I was utterly captivated by the historical details. I ended up reading into the wee hours of the morning and didn’t even realize it was so late or early as the case may be.Bella and James are both determined strong individuals with adventurous spirits, on the cusp of innovation and creativity in 1909. Mild drama...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Across the Blue is a fabulous upcoming release by Carrie Turansky. I enjoyed this Edwardian England era novel. I loved the historical details. The author obviously did her research. Isabella Grayson is a wonderful, strong, and admirable character. I felt like I was right with her throughout the story. And ahhhh, James Grant. Love love love the scenes with Bella and James together. A great, clean and sweet historical. I would highly recommend this...
  • Fizzy
    1970-01-01
    I haven’t felt the need to gush about a book in a short minute. I had never read Turansky before but have heard great things. When the opportunity to review this book came up I had to take it. What’s not to draw you to it? Early 1900s England, money, prestige, adventure, a touch of intrigue, and love. The dawn of flight brings together a wealthy English woman with desires to become a journalist and a not wealthy pilot with a questionable back...
  • Brittany
    1970-01-01
    Across the Blue really captured the time period and the excitement of early aviation. Not only did I enjoy the sweet romance that developed between the main characters, but I learned a lot in this novel!The author did a great job of creating believable characters. Isabella was a smart young woman, with a talent for journalism and an interest in the world events of the day. She faced an uphill battle against her society minded parents. This create...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    I've been a fan of Carrie Turansky's work for some time. She writes this time period with ease. This book is set around the early beginnings of flight in Europe. The Wright Brothers have had their demo in France, and all the major characters of this book were there & witnessed it. The excitement, the advancement of aviation. I am not a particular fan of this element of history, and this was probably the major drawback for me (which is personal pr...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    "A hope can become a reality if we work hard to do our part, and then trust the Lord to do the rest."James Drake and Isabella Grayson have grand aspirations; James to pilot the first plane across the English Channel and Isabella to become a journalist for her father's London newspaper, "The Daily Mail". When their paths cross quite unexpectedly on Grayson property, Bella takes advantage of her father's burgeoning interest in developing aviation t...
  • Savanna Kaiser
    1970-01-01
    This book introduced me to some fascinating history I didn’t know much about. The storytelling was both entertaining and educational. This new-to-me author impressed me with her gifted eye for details. The setting and the characters truly came alive on the page!I loved Bella and James. Their goals were strong and admirable. I was rooting for them to succeed from the very start. James will undoubtedly claim your heart as he does Bella’s. He’...
  • Suzie
    1970-01-01
    In her latest Edwardian adventure, Carrie Turansky takes readers to the skies.During the changing exciting times of the early 1900’s aviation is gaining slow ground. When one newspaper owner offers a reward to the first man to fly across the English Channel, the race is on.Isabell Grayson dreams of reporting the news as a journalist, but her parents—especially her mother—has other plans for her. In an attempt to get what her heart desires, ...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I have read many of Carrie's books and they are always full of such detail for their specific time period. This book is very unique in its setting and topic. Aviation during the Edwardian time period is fun and the historical tidbits are true! I really like James and the family dynamic with all of the secondary characters, it was entertaining! I will say at times this book got a bit slow for me, perhaps too wordy? I am unsure on how to explain bu...
  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    1970-01-01
    Across the BlueBy Carrie TuranskyThe first flight across the English Channel is on the minds of everyone who has an interest in the emerging field of aviation. Who will be first? And from which coast will the crossing originate the French or the English? Isabella Grayson to her parents' consternation is seemingly consumed by these happenings. A young woman of means should have her thoughts on loftier goals such as finding a suitable husband of ar...
  • Vicki Jones
    1970-01-01
    Across the Blue is an exciting adventure back to England in the early twentieth century. The reader will experience a look at early aviation and also the beginning advancement of women. Across the Blue is well written and very entertaining. History buffs will be fascinated. And for those who require a little depth, it is filled with subtle messages of faith and forgiveness. It is definitely a book worth reading. James Drake is an inspiring aviat...
  • Connie Saunders
    1970-01-01
    It is 1909 and barriers are about to be broken. James Drake wants to be the first man to cross the English Channel in an airplane and Isabella (Bella) Grayson wants to be recognized as a journalist. Their paths cross when James and his mentor try to interest Bella's father into investing in their venture. Bella is intrigued by aviation so she is drawn to this young pilot and James is drawn to her beauty. They both feel a great attraction but ther...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    I got this chance to read this beauty thanks to "Blogging For Books" http://www.bloggingforbooks.com/ I love reading book set back in the day, this one was set in 1909 in England, would love to travel there one day. So many of great scenes can be found with in this read, flight scenes, The English Channel, I will admit the cover did pull me in right off, I am new to Carrie's writing style. I am so glad I found her. I am so hooked now. Oh my goodn...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    "A hope can become a reality if we work hard to do our part, and then trust the Lord to do the rest."James Drake and Isabella Grayson have grand aspirations; James to pilot the first plane across the English Channel and Isabella to become a journalist for her father's London newspaper, "The Daily Mail". When their paths cross quite unexpectedly on Grayson property, Bella takes advantage of her father's burgeoning interest in developing aviation t...
  • Rachel Rittenhouse
    1970-01-01
    Rachel’s Back Talk: 5 – award winning coversWhat a fabulous book by Carrie Turansky! I really enjoyed the story line and characters of this novel. Carrie’s stories are always so engaging and the characters always seem to become good friends with the reader!I truly loved Bella. She had such an independent and fiery spirit. She knew what she wanted, and yet out of love and duty to her parents, worked hard to make a deal that suited them both ...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    “Across the Blue” captured my imagination from the very first page. I loved reading about early aviation in England and the rest of Europe during the Edwardian era and the fierce competition to be the first across the English Channel. It was also fun reading about Isabella Grayson and her desire to be a reporter for her father’s newspaper despite it not being considered something any proper woman should do. She was expected to find a suitab...