Sunday, January 28, 2018

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky Book Review

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky is a historical romance set in the early 1900's in Edwardian England highlighting the daring feats of early aviators.  Bella Grayson's father is the owner of a successful newspaper in London.  Her parents want her to marry a wealthy and privileged gentleman, but Bella wants to be a journalist.  With her parents permission and begrudging promise to find a suitor, Bella begins to write secretly for the paper about the recent aviators who want to be the first to fly across the English Channel.  She meets James Drake who accidentally lands his plane on her father's property.  She becomes friends with him and encourages and supports his efforts.  They begin to develop a deeper friendship, but obstacles start stacking against them.  Will the race to win give James the confidence to pursue Bella for a future together?  Will Bella have the courage to continue her writing despite the setbacks?

This novel was riveting both in content and style.  Carrie Turansky skillfully weaves a fascinating story of the early aviator attempts to cross the English Channel.  She includes a lot of historical background of manners, fashion, appropriate courting methods and beautiful landscapes.  I was captivated by the sweet friendship between Bella and James and the secrets they chose to keep from each other in order to save themselves from potential disaster.  The unique mystery and thrilling adventures of the pilots kept me entertained through the whole novel.  I highly recommend Carrie's new romance for your reading pleasure.  

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*I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own.*

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren Book Review

Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren is the story of Ian Shaw and Sierra Rose who in previous books in this series were employer and employee who developed a relationship beyond friendship.  However, when billionaire Ian Shaw's niece goes missing, their relationship becomes shaky.  This book begins sometime later and Sierra finds the missing niece but is unable to tell Ian about her.  Ian's connection to Sierra and the PEAK rescue team becomes imperative when their helicopter needs to be replaced.  Sierra volunteers to head up a fundraiser to help.  She ends up using Ian's yacht, the Montana Rose (aptly named after Sierra).  But the cruise gets halted when a storm takes down the yacht.  Will Ian and Sierra be able to repair their broken hearts and dreams or will they be lost in the troubled waters?

I have to say that it took a while to really get into reading this story.  I have not read the other books in the series so I was lost as to some of the plot and character development.  There also seemed to be too many sub plots within this story, but was actually helpful to me and I stayed interested in the turn of events.  This book had a lot of action, adventure and romance.  I honestly didn't know how it was going to end up. I felt the author used suspense and excitement to keep her readers on the edge. 

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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review from Revell Books.  All opinions are my own.*