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Publication Order of Bayside Treasures Books

Seeking His Love (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man to Trust (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowflake Sweethearts (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Edwardian Brides Books

The Governess of Highland Hall (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daughter of Highland Hall (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Refuge at Highland Hall (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of McAlister Family Books

No Ocean Too Wide (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Journey Too Far (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vermont Blessings Books

Along Came Love (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrendered Hearts (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Shine Like the Dawn (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Blue (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legacy of Longdale Manor (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Moonlight Over Manhattan (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for His Return (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Where Two Hearts Meet (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Wedded Bliss?(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Big Apple Christmas(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Joyful Christmas: 6 Historical Stories(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Carrie Turansky is an award-winning novelist of historical fiction and contemporary romance that was born and brought up in Oregon. As such, her heart always longs for the pristine Cascade Mountains, the rugged Oregon Coast, and the tall evergreens.
At the moment, she makes her home in beautiful New Jersey where she can often be found shopping for strawberries, juicy tomatoes, peaches, blueberries, and sweet corn at farmers’ markets.

Turansky is married to Scott and together they are the parents of five adult children that have gifted them with eleven grandchildren. She has said that she finds her roles of being a grandmother, mother, and wife very rewarding and fulfilling.
Her husband Scott is a Graceway Bible Church teaching pastor and Carrie serves there with a team of Jesus following and very dedicated Christians from Hamilton, New Jersey.

She has said that they are privileged and find it a blessing to serve in the church among friends. Her husband has penned several parenting books full of biblical wisdom and practical insights.

Together, they run a ministry website where they usually provide all manner of parenting tips, resources, and articles.

Similar to many authors, Carrie Turansky was a lover of books ever since she first went to the library as a kid and got engrossed with a stack of picture books.

She would soon graduate to chapter books and spent a lot of time lying on her family home’s porch reading on a swing. These lazy days gave her imagination a chance to grow and developed a love for well-told stories.

She was twelve when she penned her first novel titled “Passport by Paris,” which she wrote by hand and had her mother type it out. Carrie continued to read voraciously through her school years. But even though she enjoyed writing, she majored in art when she went to college.
When her oldest son had learning challenges, the Turanskys decided to homeschool. It was a huge time and energy investment but it exposed her to children’s literature and revived her love for history.

The family would then live in Kenya for a year as missionaries and when they came back, Carrie decided to pen a story about her experiences. However, the novel went nowhere and an editor told her she needed more training.

It was when she met Beth White that things started to change as the author invited her to join the American Christian Romance Writers (ACFW) group where she learned much of what she knows about writing.

It was at the ACFW that she was fortunate enough to meet Kristy Dykes that would become a dear mentor and friend. She would provide much-needed encouragement and critique for her manuscripts. In fact, she was among the four authors that Carrie Turansky would submit her manuscript for the Barbour novella.

She would make her fiction writing debut with the publishing of the collection of short stories “Wedded Bliss” in 2005. Since then, she has had more than twenty novellas and novels published.

Before that, she had penned a range of essays, articles, devotions, and short stories. She has said that her passion has always been writing and she is grateful to the Lord for the characters and creative ideas he puts in her heart and mind. She is also grateful for the encouragement from family and friends who believed in her.

When she is not writing, she can usually be found walking around the lake near her home. Cooking healthy meals for friends and family, working in her flower gardens, and enjoying her time with family.

Carrie Turansky’s novel “The Governess of Highland Hall” is the story of Julia Forster, a missionary who loves nothing more than working with her parents, caring for young girls, and ministering in India.

However, Julia is struck by illness and needs to return to England where she now has to financially support her parents. She takes a job as a governess for Highland Hall and finds the job more challenging than she had ever imagined.
Moreover, she is not so sure what to make of Sir Willaim Ramsey the preoccupied master of the estate. His wife had died and he now has to take care of two teenage girls from his deceased cousin and his two young children.

He is preoccupied with saving his estate from financial ruin and does not want to be distracted by the determined yet kindhearted governess who has been steadily transforming his home with her strong faith, persuasive personality, and prayers.
While the two are guarding fragile secrets and tragic wounds, both William and Julia are determined to save their families and this makes for a fertile ground to develop unexpected feelings.

Carrie Turansky’s “The Daughter of Highland Hall,” tells the story of Katherine Ramsey, a beautiful and strong-willed debutante. She believes she is ready to take the social scene in London by storm and will do it no matter what.

Highland Hall her family estate is to pass to Sir William Ramsey her older male cousin. Her only means of ensuring her future is safe is to find a proper husband and make a stronger debut. With her meddling and all-knowing aunt guiding her Katherine is sure to attract suitors at the many social gatherings full of the elite in Great Britain.

When she is sidelined by a family scandal, she is driven out of the social scene and maintains a low profile as a volunteer working in the East End of London among the poor. Here she feels free from the predictable life that had been planned for her.
Things get even better when she develops a friendship with Jonathan Foster, a medical student. But she must choose between stirrings for a different path and tradition when she is courted by a man of position and wealth who offers her a life she had always dreamed about.

Carrie Turansky’s “A Refuge at Highland Hall” is the final work of the “Edwardian Brides” series of novels. The novel is set in France and England in 1915 where the Ramsey family and their friends and staff are dealing with the aftereffects and losses of World War I.
However, they are also experiencing the triumph and hope that comes as they trust in God. Penny Ramsey is helping her family welcome several orphaned children to Highland Hall and soon realizes that it is not an easy job.

She pens a letter to the daring British pilot Alex Goodwin who has made a reputation chasing German zeppelins on the French frontline. She longs for the day she is going to see him again making for a pair of heartwarming and pure romances.
Above all, it is an inspirational story driven by the examples of putting our trust in God regardless of the many challenges we have to deal with.

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