I am super-duper excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky for the cover reveal of her upcoming book “Across the Blue“. Not only are you getting the first line for Carrie’s new book, but also a fabulous cover reveal! As a special bonus, Carrie is hosting a giveaway on her site so be sure to CLICK HERE to drop by and enter!

While you are here, don’t forget to enter the current giveaway this week for Sarah Monzon’s book “All Of You” 


“Across the Blue”

Isabella Grayson, the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate, 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.

When James Grant, an aspiring aviator, 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.


Across the Blue

The first line is:

Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadland’s south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!

Carrie Turansky shared with me the following: “I was able to give some input on the cover, helping to choose the model, the outfit, and finding just he right hat. We’ve worked with Darna Michie of East Angel Harbor Hats to design the hats for the photo shoots for my last three covers. She’s wonderful! This hat is perfect for 1909 Edwardian England. The airplane featured on the cover shows how fragile they were, and it makes you realize how brave James Drake was to attempt a flight across the English Channel to France. The white Cliffs of Dover play an important role in the story, so I was really pleased to see them used at the background. I love the cover and I’m very grateful for the design team at WaterBrook! 

Before you go a quick reminder to stop by Carrie Turansky’s page to enter her giveaway and then be sure to come back and continue on the First Line Friday blog hop! Across the Blue is scheduled to release on Feb. 20, 2018, make sure to drop by Goodreads and click on the”want to read”!


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

21 thoughts on “First Line Fridays (7/7/17): Cover Reveal & Giveaway “Across the Blue” Carrie Turansky

  1. Good morning, Trish. Thank you for inviting me over to share the first line and cover of Across the Blue! I loved the research for this book and the characters became very dear to me. I’m excited to share the story with you and our reading friends! Blessings to you!

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  2. Gorgeous cover, Carrie!

    MAY 1, 1774

    Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now. – Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

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  3. Love the cover and the book looks sooo good!
    Jody Hedlund,An Uncertain Choice:My slippered feet slapped the dirt road and my heart hammered against my chest like a battering ram. Medieval romance of young people , first of a trilogy!

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  4. Maude Welling’s twelve year old brother,Jack,raced across the waxed wood floor of the sofa shop, straight toward her,then skidded to a halt. Carrie Fancett Pagels’s My heart belongs on Mackinac Island

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  5. Gorgeous cover! I can’t wait to read it!

    Dutch Whitney hit the bog hard, tumbling forward to smack facedown into the muck. – Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson

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  6. Oh my word! I can’t wait to read it. Beautiful cover.

    Here’s mine.

    “Ross Springer knew he was going into the drink the second Abby Cushman stepped up to the mark, fixed those intelligent blue eyes on the bull’s-eye, and let the beanbag zip.” Hook, Line, and Sinker by Susan May Warren

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