Book Review: Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

About the Book-

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 on the English Channel–a race James is desperate to win. And although Bella’s striking beauty and intellect capture his attention, James must remain focused on his goals if he has any hope of building an honorable reputation apart from his parents’ shameful past.

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

My Review-

I’ve heard of Carrie Turansky for EVER, and I’ve even met her in person once, but I never read a book of hers until just now! And I lOVED it!

I’m so interested in the early 1900s, leading through about WWII, and while there’s a lot of books about the latter half of that period, there are a lot fewer about before then. This book is about when airplanes were just starting to become a thing, and it’s so awesome!

Bella is the daughter to a well-off businessman, and is supposed to court and marry rich, but what she really wants to do is write for her father’s newspaper, although her parents don’t want her to. James is an aviator with a broken past who desperately wants to be the first to fly across the English Channel. Both of them want to do things that seem impossible for them to do, and neither of them will stop until they reach it.

This book is so clean and so historical, and I loved it! In addition, there was just so much good faith content, and overall it was just a really really good book!! I enjoyed it so much!

My Ranking-


Thank you to the publisher, Multnomah Publishing, for providing me with a complimentary e-copy of this book via NetGalley to me; I was not required to write a positive review.


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