Hi Friends, 

I’m excited to show you the cover of my next English historical novel, Across the Blue and tell you about a special giveaway . . . but before I do, let me tell you a little about the story and characters.

The Heroine – Isabella Grayson, is the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate. She 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.

The Hero – James Drake, is an aspiring aviator, and when he 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?

Ready to see the beautiful cover? 

I’m thrilled with the design! It perfectly captures Kent, England, and the white Cliffs of Dover, which play a huge part in this story. Bella’s hat is divine and just right for the 1909 time period. And when you see how fragile James’s airplane really is, it makes you appreciate his courage in attempting to be the first to fly across the English Channel!

I can’t wait to share Across the Blue with you! It releases February 20, 2018, and you can preorder a copy from your favorite retailer by following this link.

If you’re on GoodReads I hope you’ll click this link and add it to your “To Read” list!

And now I have a Giveaway for you! Help me spread the word, and you can enter in a drawing for a set of my four English historical novels: The Governess of Highland Hall, The Daughter of Highland Hall, A Refuge at Highland Hall, and Shine Like the Dawn! To enter just share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or other social media sight and then leave a comment below, telling me where you shared it. I’ll draw one winner on Thursday, July 13th. If a US winner is chosen he or she will receive paperback copies, and if an international winner is chosen he or she will receive eBooks. Thanks for helping me spread the word about Across the Blue!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading!


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  1. Andrea Cox
    Andrea Cox says:

    Carrie, what a beautiful cover! I shared it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I hope the release goes well!

  2. Lucy Reynolds
    Lucy Reynolds says:

    Gorgeous, lovely, fabulous! I can’t wait, as I know it will be great. I shared on FB, Pinterest, and Goggle! Blessings on your release.

  3. Renee Jackson
    Renee Jackson says:

    Ms. Carrie – love the cover and looks like a wonderful read. I shared on Facebook!

    Have a blessed day!

  4. Deanne Patterson
    Deanne Patterson says:

    Carrie,good morning to you. I have read a few of your Love Inspired books but none of your full length novels, The cover of Across The Blue is gorgeous! I am most excited to read it and your four English historical novels. I have some catching up to do 🙂
    I have shared your cover reveal on Facebook,Twitter,G+,LinkedIn and Pinterest. Congratulations on not only Across The Blue but all of your releases!

  5. Elma Brooks
    Elma Brooks says:

    As always you do have beautiful covers.
    I shared on facebook.Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Kailey Bechtel
    Kailey Bechtel says:

    That’s a beautiful cover!! Can’t wait to read it. I shared it on Facebook.

  7. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Looking forward to this new release, as I very much enjoyed Shine Like The Dawn. The cover is very compelling! I shared on Facebook.

  8. Gretchen Bauder
    Gretchen Bauder says:

    I tweeted! So excited and I live the cover art. The story sounds just like my idea of a good read ?

  9. Karen K.
    Karen K. says:

    Ooh, this is gorgeous! I can’t wait to read Across the Blue! It reminds me of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines. I love that movie!

    • Karen K.
      Karen K. says:

      Oh, I forgot to add that I shared this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

  10. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Love the cover, it looks beautiful! I am so excited to read this one! I shared on Facebook. Thank you!

  11. Judi Imperato
    Judi Imperato says:

    Carrie, the cover is beautiful! The story line sounds very interesting, I am looking forward to when it comes out. I posted this on facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win your books.

  12. Christi Lang
    Christi Lang says:

    I love this! Cannot wait to read it! I come from a family that loves flying. I shared on Facebook

  13. Trisha Robertson
    Trisha Robertson says:

    Good Morning Carrie! The cover for Across the Blue is beautiful. I’m excited to be able to team up with you to share this beautiful book reveal and the first line on my blog today!
    I’m looking forward to reading Isabella’s story! Have a blessed day! ((hugs))

  14. Amy
    Amy says:

    Carrie, I don’t think I have had the privilege of reading your books yet. This cover really caught my eye and the book sounds intriguing. Hope I get the chance to read it.

  15. Renee Schultz
    Renee Schultz says:

    Shared on facebook Carrie. Even though I own most of your books I would love to win a set for my church library. I recently loaned mine out to someone from church and you now have another reader fan who likes your books.

  16. Olivia
    Olivia says:

    Beautiful cover…I keep seeing it everywhere now!! I’ve heard great things about all your books! I shared on Pinterest 🙂

  17. Dawn Dannenbrink
    Dawn Dannenbrink says:

    Carrie, I shared it on my FB feed…..hope others can develop an interest in your books like I have! Thx for giving me my first book!!! It’s been shared a few times over now.

  18. Jenny Waugh
    Jenny Waugh says:

    Beautiful Cover and Intriguing Story!
    Shared on Pinterest.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Breezy Beckler
    Breezy Beckler says:

    This cover makes me so excited to read the book! Well done! I really enjoy all your books. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing. ?

  20. Rose
    Rose says:

    Love the cover! I shared on Facebook. Need to figure out how to share on the other sites. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  21. Winnie Thomas
    Winnie Thomas says:

    It’s a beautiful cover, Carrie! It looks and sounds fascinating. I shared it on Pinterest.

  22. Rebecca Tellez
    Rebecca Tellez says:

    Oh Carrie this is a beautiful cover. I can hardly wait to open it up and read the story. I pinned it, tweeted it, shared on Facebook and Google +

  23. Lynda E.
    Lynda E. says:

    I shared on Pinterest–thanks for the giveaway. I love that cover–absolutely stunning!

  24. Mary Kay Moody
    Mary Kay Moody says:

    Oh Carrie, truly a stunning cover & so evocative. Spot on! Story sounds great. Recently watched a film re: Lindbergh’s US-Paris flight, so I’m eager to read this one.

    I shared on Twitter and FB, liked on Goodreads & posted in Pinterest. I think it’s fair to say I LIKE it. 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Blessings, Mary Kay

  25. Trixi
    Trixi says:

    Hi Carrie! Just like with all your covers, this is gorgeous 🙂
    I’ve shared this on FB, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and added it to my Goodreads want-to-read list.

    Can’t wait for this one!

  26. Abby
    Abby says:

    I shared on Facebook. I love the cover! It’s beautiful and captivating. Can’t wait to read.

  27. Andréa Ihle
    Andréa Ihle says:

    Beautiful cover. I can’t wait to read it. ? Congratulations.
    Shared on Facebook, Twitter & Pintrest.

  28. Dianne Casey
    Dianne Casey says:

    Love the cover, Carrie. Looking forward to reading the book. Shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

  29. Christina Chastain
    Christina Chastain says:

    I Shared on facebook! As always, your book covers make me greatly anticipate the release of the book! February seems so far away! I will have to reread the others to get me through!

  30. Elly
    Elly says:

    I shared on Facebook and Twitter. I’m super excited about this giveaway!
    Elly -Indiana-

  31. Dianne Noland
    Dianne Noland says:

    I shared on Facebook. I love all of your books! I can’t wait to read this one! Is it a stand-alone? Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Jennifer Torres
    Jennifer Torres says:

    Wow, the cover is stunning!!!
    I posted it on Pinterest and will let all my friends know. Can’t wait to read your new book!

  33. Lori Smanski
    Lori Smanski says:

    oh wow this is a gorgeous cover. this story sounds like it would keep me on the edge of my chair.
    I shared on twitter and pinterest

  34. Connie Hendryx
    Connie Hendryx says:

    Love the cover and sounds like a great book! Shared on my Facebook timeline…thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Michelle Crandall
    Michelle Crandall says:

    I really like this cover. I can’t wait to read another book by you! I shared it on Facebook.

  36. Becky T
    Becky T says:

    Shared on Pinterest and Facebook. The cover is gorgeous, and the plot sounds amazing!

  37. Connie Scruggs
    Connie Scruggs says:

    So excited for you! I shared on Facebook and Twitter.
    Blessings on the new book.

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