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Across the Blue

A Novel

by Carrie Turansky

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?


Recent Reviews

A Soaring Adventure!

SABRINA LAITINEN

5 Stars

A beautifully written story set in 1909 in the very early days of aviation.  When James Grant crashes his plane on the estate of the Grayson's, a highflying adventure begins!  This really was a hard to put down book, filled with a…

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Across the Blue

Amanda Holmes

5 Stars

I love Carrie's books, since she has such wonderful characters and does an excellent job of bringing their time period to life! So, I was thrilled to pick this book up and enjoy the story of Bella and James. It was interesting to find out…

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great book .

Catherine Thompson

5 Stars

I did not think much of this book when I first started reading it  . I had been home sick when it came and thought what the heck I have to read it anyways and so I continued on with it. Boy am I ever glad I did do so it was just a…

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Across the Blue

Katherine Gale

3.5 Stars

Isabella longs to become a reporter but her parents have other plans for her, hoping to secure their position in society by Bella's marrying well. When…

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