I have been working my way back into a regular reading of Christian fiction. It has been quite relaxing to have some reading time that isn’t all about learning and improving myself. Yet, I still get an inspirational message usually.
Reading the complimentary book I received from Bethany House, I actually learned a few things about oysters, as well as Japanese culture. I did have a hard time getting into the book. I stayed with it and eventually came to enjoy the story and the characters. I felt the characters’ struggles and heartbreaks as they happened. I also felt myself being unforgiving along with one of the characters. It had an ending I had hoped for.
I haven’t read any of other books by Elizabeth Camden, I am going to try at least one more of her books. I am thinking it was the setting of the book, rather than her writing, that didn’t hook me immediately.
To the Farthest Shores
About the Book
The unpredictability of her upbringing prepared army nurse Jenny Bennett to face any challenge at the Presidio Army base, but the sudden reappearance in her life of the dashing naval officer who broke her heart six years ago is enough to rattle even her.
Lieutenant Ryan Gallagher is one of the few men in the world qualified to carry out a daring government mission overseas--an assignment that destroyed his reputation and broke the heart of the only woman he ever loved. Honor-bound never to reveal where he was during those years, he can't tell Jenny the truth, or it will endanger an ongoing mission and put thousands of lives at risk.
Ryan thinks he may have finally found a solution to his impossible situation, but he needs Jenny's help. While her loyalty to her country compels her to agree, she was too badly hurt to fall for Ryan again despite his determination to win her back. When an unknown threat from Ryan's past puts everything at risk--including his life--can they overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against them in time?
About the Author
Elizabeth Camden is the author of nine historical novels and has been honored with the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the Carol Award. With a master's in history and a master's in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at www.elizabethcamden.com.