Award-winning author Carrie Turansky pens a new historical romance set in Edwardian England featuring aviation pioneer and a young woman who longs to be a journalist.
In Across the Blue, Isabella Grayson, daughter of a wealthy British newspaper owner, grows up with her parents’ expectations of a suitable marriage, but she has career aspirations of her own — to follow in her father’s footsteps in the newspaper business. She begins to secretly write letters to the editor for her father’s paper, and her desire continues to grow.
Meanwhile, American aviator James Drake is trying enter and win a race across the English Channel sponsored by Isabella’s father. Success would enable him to build airplanes and a reputation. When they meet, it will take all their faith to reach their dreams.
Turansky excels in rich characterization and descriptive narrative, with a clearly evident presence of faith without being preachy. Her characters struggle with doing the right thing even when it is hard, and following God’s plan for their lives.
Across the Blue is filled with historical detail, solid characters, and great storyline. Fans of aviation history will enjoy its international flavor as aviators from around the world meet in England for the big race.
Recommended for older high school students and adults who like historical fiction. Fans of her earlier works will not be disappointed in this new addition to her body of works.
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