A Brave New World
Across The Blue by Carrie Turansky is a fabulous Christian historical romance. Set in 1909 on the south coast of England, it is the dawn of a new era, the beginning of modern Britain.
The novel’s focus is the new interest in aviation – who will be the first to cross the English Channel? It is also about fame and a newspaper dynasty.
Women are coming to the forefront. No longer content to merely be homemakers, they want careers too. The leading lady is a very modern woman believing in love, not wealth and titles as a basis for marriage.
The old order is still reigning. Daughters still have a ‘coming out’ season, paraded to the highest bidder.
Uncovering The Truth
Shine Like The Dawn by Carrie Turansky is a Christian historical mystery romance and one that had me gripped from start to finish.
The novel has the theme of faith. Faith in God can keep one going through the darkest of times. When life is tough, handing control over to God is best. “I’ve chosen to let Him carry that load.”
Prayer goes hand in hand with faith. Sometimes events happen and we pull away from God instead of running to Him. We build a wall around our hearts to protect us but all that does is keep us prisoner. We mistakenly believe that God does not hear us or even care. “I don’t think God hears or answers my prayers.” We need to return to God. “She had ignored His voice and hardened her heart.” We need to break those walls down and return to God.