Across the Blue

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 he Set in Edwardian England and ideal for readers who enjoy Julie Klassen novels, this romance about an English aviation...

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Title:Across the Blue
Author:Carrie Turansky
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B071P63JCZ
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:354 pages pages

Across the Blue Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Mar 31, 2018
    I enjoyed the historical aspect of this novel, the subject matter definitely stood out to me since I had not read a book that focused on the advent of flight and its swift progress. It is easily apparent that the author meticulously researched early aviation and the experiences of the ...
  • Loraine
    Feb 20, 2018
    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 f...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Mar 08, 2018
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2CJQDfn Across the Blue is a captivating novel that I enjoyed from the very first page. It?s a story that not only historical romance fans will enjoy, but all readers as well. Carrie Turansky gently and skillfully weaves together faith...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Dec 30, 2017
    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-ta...
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    Oct 17, 2017
    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 an...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Jul 07, 2017
    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 paren...
  • Anne
    Jan 21, 2018
    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 ea...
  • Melanie
    Mar 18, 2018
    Across the Blue was a sweet read and kept me entertained. My enjoyment continued to build the more I read and I breathed a sigh of contentment when I finally finished the story...it was that good! I seem to enjoy historical novels that revolve around aviation and this one was no d...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Mar 01, 2018
    ?Now was the time for men to break free from the bounds of earth and fly unhindered.? Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky is full of fascinating history and great characters, as well as a riveting plot that reminds us to trust God?s dreams for us. Bella and James are an ende...
  • Cathy Gohlke
    Feb 18, 2018
    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 th...
  • Fizzy
    Feb 25, 2018
    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...
  • Clara
    Mar 03, 2018
    The first thing that caught my attention was the historical setting. It completely came to life in this book. I felt immersed and invested as if I were living out Downton Abbey <3 Isabella Grayson's family does not have royal bloodline. They've battled their way into society - or...
  • Suzie
    Nov 26, 2017
    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. Isabel...
  • Amy
    Oct 24, 2017
    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 throu...
  • Rebecca
    Jan 24, 2018
    "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 newspa...
  • Michelle
    Oct 13, 2017
    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...
  • Raechel
    Mar 14, 2018
    This book is set in 1909, when aviation was up and coming ? the history aspect was interesting. (Although I noticed the characters all used the modern word ?airplane? and I?m pretty sure that historically they would have only used ?aeroplane?). When I was younger, I loved A...
  • Andrea Cox
    Feb 13, 2018
    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 jour...
  • Hannah
    Mar 11, 2018
    4.5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this well-researched story about the early days of flight and the race to fly over the Channel to/from France. Isabella and James are excellent characters and are easy to root for as a couple, and I also really enjoyed the vivid descriptions that take yo...
  • Brittany
    Feb 09, 2018
    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 sm...
  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Feb 17, 2018
    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 ed...
  • Bailey
    Oct 20, 2017
    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 overcom...
  • Savanna Kaiser
    Jan 16, 2018
    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 ...
  • Rachel
    Feb 25, 2018
    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 lad...
  • Amy
    Nov 16, 2017
    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. ...
  • Becky Van Daniker
    Feb 14, 2018
    Loved this! Full review coming soon. ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Feb 23, 2018
    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 cla...
  • Susan
    Jan 01, 2018
    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 deve...
  • Helen
    Oct 26, 2017
    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 ...
  • Beth Erin
    Feb 27, 2018
    Full review on Faithfully Bookish An 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 pa...