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!

Carrie

162 replies
  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!

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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!

    Reply
  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!

    Reply
  5. 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.

    Reply
  6. 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 ?

    Reply
  7. 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!

    Reply
  8. 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.

    Reply
  9. 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))

    Reply
  10. 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.

    Reply
  11. 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.

    Reply
  12. Olivia
    Olivia says:

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

    Reply
  13. 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.

    Reply
  14. 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. ?

    Reply
  15. 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.

    Reply
  16. 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 +

    Reply
  17. 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

    Reply
  18. 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!

    Reply
  19. Andréa Ihle
    Andréa Ihle says:

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

    Reply
  20. Dianne Casey
    Dianne Casey says:

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

    Reply
  21. 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!

    Reply
  22. 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!

    Reply
  23. 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!

    Reply
  24. 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

    Reply
  25. Connie Hendryx
    Connie Hendryx says:

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

    Reply
  26. 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.

    Reply
  27. 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!

    Reply
  28. 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.

    Reply
  29. 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.

    Reply
  30. CutePolarBear
    CutePolarBear says:

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

    CutePolarBear

    Reply
  31. 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.

    Reply
  32. Lori Ewing
    Lori Ewing says:

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

    Reply
  33. 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!

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply
  34. 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.

    Reply
  35. 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!!

    Reply
  36. 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.

    Reply
  37. 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!

    Reply
  38. 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!

    Reply
  39. 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!

    Reply
  40. 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.

    Reply
  41. 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.

    Reply
  42. 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.

    Reply
  43. 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!
    Kate

    Reply
  44. 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.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply to Laurie Iglesias Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *