Friday, June 2, 2017

To The Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden

book review of To The Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House) by papertapepins

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?

Jenny Bennett is a nurse at the Presidio Army base and falls in love with one of the wounded men under her care. He appears to feel the same way too, but then one night says an abrupt goodbye and disappears from her life. She tries to find him and hears back once that he's alive but has moved on. Then one day he reappears on the base. . .

Ryan Gallagher is a soldier and a man of honor and when he's tasked with a top secret mission that requires him to cut off all contact with his current life he does so regardless of the cost to himself. 

I found this book a little slower moving than Elizabeth Camden's books usually are. There was less suspense and intrigue and plot action and more frustrated romantic emotion that got a little old. Some people like the more emotional based stories but it's not my favorite reading. I did however enjoy the historical details and learning about the pearl industry. She always does her research! I think there will be people who love this book as much as her others but it wasn't top of my list.

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. Elizabeth Camden
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    Elizabeth Camden

    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...
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