FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Heartwarming Edwardian-Era Novel Weaves Together Early Aviation, History of Women in Journalism
“Turansky soars to new heights in this fun Edwardian inspirational romance. (She) lands a perfectly pious but passionate ending.
” –Publishers Weekly
“Turansky brings readers an inspirational, heartwarming story set in 1909 England that will both delight them and tug at their hearts. Strong pacing, a solid, engaging plot and endearing characters make Turansky’s latest a captivating read
.” –RT Reviews, Melanie Bates
The charm of Downton Abbey meets the adventurous spirit of the Wright Brothers in award-winning author Carrie Turansky’s newest standalone novel, Across the Blue
(Multnomah, Feb. 20, 2018).
Set in Edwardian England, Across the Blue
tells the story of Isabella Grayson (Bella), an aspiring female journalist in a male-dominated field, and James Drake, a daring aviator in the race to make the first flight across the English Channel.
When James crashes his flying machine on the Grayson’s palatial estate, Bella, having her own interest in aviation, is immediately intrigued. Bella’s father, the owner of three London newspapers, reluctantly allows her to write a series of articles following the race across the English Channel, but at a price. She must accept a marriage proposal from a respectable suitor by the end of the year, and with James’s shameful past, he is unlikely to win the approval of her parents.
As Bella and James grow closer, their conflicting goals threaten to destroy their chance for lasting love. Can they learn to balance pursuing their own dreams and accepting wisdom and direction from the Lord? And can her parents ever approve of a life they didn’t prescribe for her?
Turansky expertly weaves together the history of early aviation and women in journalism with an exciting romance, all the while painting breathtaking pictures of Kent, England, and the White Cliffs of Dover that set the stage for the thrilling race across the channel. Fans of Turansky’s novels, the Edwardian era, and popular British entertainment will love being swept away by the romance and adventure of Across the Blue
Contact: Chelsea Woodward