Across the Blue
English Historical Romance, Single Title
ISBN 10: 1601429428
ISBN 13: 978-1601429421
Set in Edwardian England, 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?
Praise for Across the Blue:
“I could tell by the cover of this book that this story would be one with adventure and romance! It was another delightful read from Carrie Turansky. I have never read a historical fiction based around advancements in aviation and found it exciting and interesting. I enjoyed both Bella and James’s characters. I thought it was great that both of these characters were working hard towards achieving their dreams in spite of obstacles. This book had a slight mystery element tucked away in its pages as well. I love a little mystery in a story, and I thought it added interest and depth to the character’s story. The historical facts about aviation and airplanes from this time period were effortlessly mixed into the story providing the reader a glimpse into the technologies and advancements of the time. The flights across the channel made me anxious, anticipating who would have the first successful crossing and who would fail, or crash, or give up. No spoilers here! This book was everything I enjoy in a historical fiction! I love the way Carrie Turansky writes characters, and Bella and James were no exception. Definitely pre-order this book if you are a historical fiction fan! You won’t want to miss it!” Review from Bringing Up Books Blog.