Monday, February 26, 2018

Carrie Turansky | New Novel News


Across the Blue 
by Carrie Turansky 

Published: February 20, 2018
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah (Random House)
Purchase: Across the Blue

Before 1909, flying across the English Channel seemed an impossible feat—but James Drake, a brave young aviator, was willing to try. Defying her parents’ expectations for a good match? Also impossible—but Isabella Grayson was willing to try.

Within the palatial surroundings of her family’s Edwardian estate, Isabella Grayson longs for something more. Despite her father’s success as a newspaper baron and her own journalistic talents, her parents want her to marry an established aristocrat to improve the family’s social standing rather than pursue her dream of writing for one of her father’s newspapers.


When aspiring aviator James Drake crashes his flying machine on the Graysons’ expansive grounds, he is surprised to learn he landed on the property of the very man who is sponsoring the race to fly across the English Channel—a race he is desperate to win. And although Bella’s striking beauty and intelligence capture James’s attention, he must remain focused on his goals if he has any hope of building an honorable reputation apart from her parents’ shameful past.

As the race draws closer and unexpected events threaten to turn Bella and James’s world upside down, will their love and faith be strong enough to help them overcome the challenges ahead?

Get to know Carrie...

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
I loved traveling to England with my author friend, Cathy Gohlke. The most beautiful area we visited was the Lake District. There are several lakes surrounds by high hills and valleys with lovely farms and quaint villages. We toured Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, and I fell in love with it. We walked through the rooms and saw the settings for many of the illustrations in her beloved children’s stories. The gardens were beautiful too. I want to go back and see it all again!


What’s your favorite season?
Spring is my favorite time of the year. It’s so encouraging to see my flower gardens bloom again after a long cold winter. First come the snowdrops and crocus, then the daffodils, and finally the bright red tulips and blue grape hyacinth. With warmer temperatures I can enjoy walks around the lake near our house and spend more time outdoors.

What’s your favorite book?
Oh this is such a hard question . . . can I please name a few? These are some of the special books that I’ve read several times: Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke, Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson, My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett