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. Linda May
    Linda May says:

    The books looks amazing, I’m sharing on Facebook, Thanks for this generous chance.

  2. Monica H
    Monica H says:

    I love the new cover. They are all beautiful though. I shared on Pinterest and Twitter.

  3. Cynthia St. Germain
    Cynthia St. Germain says:

    Thank you for another beautiful cover. You have wonderful covers on all of your books.

  4. Tina Rice
    Tina Rice says:

    Wow, beautiful cover, Carrie! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it.

    I shared on facebook, Google+ & Pinterest.
    Blessings, Tina

  5. Amy
    Amy says:

    I shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!
    The cover is gorgeous! I can’t wait to read the book!

  6. Mary Wagenbach
    Mary Wagenbach says:

    Exquisite cover! I posted on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+. Hope that helps sell some copies! Exciting news for you and it looks great to read!

  7. Donna B
    Donna B says:

    I shared on twitter. Such a beautiful cover on Across The Blue as well as your other books. Thank you for this giveaway.

  8. Debbie Clatterbuck
    Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    Love the new book’s cover, Carrie. I shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  9. CutePolarBear
    CutePolarBear says:

    Does Goodreads count as a social media platform? I don’t have any other social media accounts.


  10. Loraine Nunley
    Loraine Nunley says:

    Congrats on your new book Carrie! The cover is absolutely beautiful. I am so excited to add this to my reading list.
    I shared this post on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

  11. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Hi Carrie ?

    I love this cover, and am looking forward to this story!

    I shared this on Facebook ?

  12. Lori Ewing
    Lori Ewing says:

    The cover is gorgeous!! I cannot wait to read yghis book, it sounds wonderful!! I shared this on Facebook.?

  13. Elisabeth Espinoza
    Elisabeth Espinoza says:

    Stunning cover! I posted a link to this page on my Facebook timeline. I’m looking forward to reading Across the Blue!

  14. Airieanne Andrews
    Airieanne Andrews says:

    Shared my Goodreads “Want to Read” and your cover rereal website on Facebook.

    • Carrie Turansky
      Carrie Turansky says:

      Hi Beth, that’s fun to hear you just traveled across the English Channel. I hope you enjoy Across the Blue and it brings back happy memories for you!

  15. Evangeline
    Evangeline says:

    Beautiful cover! You are a new author to me, and I would love to read your book. ?

  16. Brenda Scruggs
    Brenda Scruggs says:

    I can’t wait to read this! My maiden name is Kendall and I traced my ancestry back to Kent. In my research, Kendall means, church by the river. And. my married name Scruggs means river also.
    Love the book cover!
    I will share on facebook.

  17. susan beamon
    susan beamon says:

    Do really like the cover. Posted to Facebook and Twitter.
    Added to my Goodread TBR list.

  18. Brenda Murphree
    Brenda Murphree says:

    I shared on FB, Twitter & Pinterest. I Love the cover! I hope to win your books! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  19. Pat Moore
    Pat Moore says:

    The cover is beautiful and the blurb caught my attention. Would love to win and read this book. You would be a new author for me. Looking forward to reading your book whether I win or not.

  20. Jeanne Crea
    Jeanne Crea says:

    I re-tweeted your tweet about this Giveaway! Kate Breslin has recommended your books and I can’t wait to start reading! Thank you for the chance to win. I would be thrilled!

  21. Becky Eldredge
    Becky Eldredge says:

    Hi Carrie!
    I shared on twitter. The new cover looks great, and the story sounds so good! I added as a “to read” on Goodreads!

  22. Bhriv
    Bhriv says:

    Great cover and sounds like a great storyline, Carrie…but the release sounds like so far away :/ 🙂 I shared it on Twitter and Pinterest. Excited to see so many talking about it on FB, too!

  23. Sam
    Sam says:

    Hope to read this soon! Shared on Facebook and wish you tons of success with Across the Blue! Congratulations!

  24. Emmalisa Tilli
    Emmalisa Tilli says:

    Shared on Facebook and twitter and then when I went to do Pinterest I lost what I was doing because it went into the app, and nothing came up. Will give it another try. I never have won a competition in my life and recently my sister won a cruise, now I am trying hard to win a competition! Haha!!!! You know me, I would be happy with a book! Especially yours. The Governess of Highland Hall has made a huge impact on me and the story never leaves me. My sister says I rave on about it just a tad! Haha! Shared this post on Facebook too I think! I love your writing…. a modern day Jane Austen.

  25. Brenda Soto
    Brenda Soto says:

    Love the cover! It draws you in right away. I am sharing this on Facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  26. Kim Ferrell
    Kim Ferrell says:

    Thank you for a chance to win a set of your works. The cover is very well done and leaves you with a sense of missing something, drawing you into opening and reading.

  27. Pam Myers
    Pam Myers says:

    The cover is beautiful and looks very intriguing can’t wait to read it Love all your books

  28. Kate Yetter
    Kate Yetter says:

    The covers on all your books are so eye catching! I know they say you can’t choose a book based on its cover but I still do. It is the first thing I look for. I shared your giveaway on Twitter, and pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway. Hoping I win!

  29. Michelle Fidler
    Michelle Fidler says:

    Shared on Facebook. The books sound great. I discovered your books by finding one at the library in the new books section.

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