Category: Carrie Turansky


First Line Friday (week 133): Across the Blue

First Line Friday (week 133): Across the Blue

Posted February 1, 2019 / 5 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. I’m continuing my #CFRR2019 FLF series, spotlighting books from the authors who will be joining us for the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Posted February 23, 2018 / 34 Comments

Love soars to new heights in this Edwardian romance filled with adventure, faith, and inspiration, but how much will it cost Bella and James to follow their dreams? Isabella Grayson, the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate, longs to become a journalist, but her parents don’t approve. They […]




Cover Reveal: Waiting For His Return by Carrie Turansky

Cover Reveal: Waiting For His Return by Carrie Turansky

Posted October 26, 2017 / 15 Comments

Thank you to Trisha Robertson for the book graphic! Happy Thursday, my friends! I am so excited today to join several of my fave bloggers as we participate in the cover reveal for Carrie Turansky’s new Civil War novella, Waiting for His Return (releasing November 7th). The daughter of a […]


Book Review: Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

Book Review: Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky

Posted March 13, 2017 / 18 Comments

In a quiet corner of northern Edwardian England, Margaret Lounsbury diligently works in her grandmother’s millinery shop, making hats and caring for her young sister. Several years earlier, a terrible event shattered  their idyllic family life and their future prospects. Maggie is resilient and will do what she must to […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Because I Said So

Top Ten Tuesday: Because I Said So

Posted October 11, 2016 / 67 Comments

Hello friends! This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is yet another one that caused me some consternation for a while.  We’re supposed to be talking about books we’ve read because someone recommended them to us. But… see… these days I pretty much only read books that people have asked […]


Around the World in Books: England

Around the World in Books: England

Posted July 21, 2016 / 52 Comments

  Hello ladies and lords! After this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post on Books Set Outside the U.S. – in which I purposely left out England too – a couple of my dear reading friends still bemoaned England’s absence.  I am nothing if not accommodating, but it really needed its […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Follow That Bookish Person!

Top Ten Tuesday: Follow That Bookish Person!

Posted April 5, 2016 / 51 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as ever by the supercool folks at The Broke and the Bookish. I’m excited about this week’s topic – not only to introduce y’all to some of my very fave bookish people to follow on the interwebs, but also to see who everyone else recommends too!


Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Review: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Posted March 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

World War 1 Flying Aces and German Zeppelins zoom across the pages of A Refuge at Highland Hall, the challenges of war meticulously researched and creatively conveyed. The beginnings of new love spark for two couples in this story, tempered by the separation of war – be it by deployment or internment – but allowing the power of the written word to fan the heart’s spark into a steady and enduring flame is truly the stuff of great romance! My favorite of the Edwardian Brides series, A Refuge at Highland Hall is best appreciated if read in context (the characters!!) though it can also be read as a standalone.