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FROM THE AUTHOR OF 'THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE' COMES A POWERFUL NOVEL OF FRIENDSHIP DURING WORLD WAR II, FIGHTING FOR THE TRUTH, AND MAKING PEACE WITH THE PAST.

At the height of World War II, Eva Scott's dream comes true. Accepted into the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), she leaves balmy California and the man she loves for grueling training Texas, ultimately landing at f
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Karren  Sandercock
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, Ella Carey for giving me the chance to read and review her new book: Beyond The Horizon.

Beyond the Horizon is a historical story about Eva Scott and a group of brave women who during WW II joined the Women's Air Force Service Pilots Scheme. Male pilots are busy defending the skies over England and fighting in the Pacific. America during WW II, lady pilots are needed to transfer planes to different air bases, to test fly planes that have been repaired a
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San
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Beyond the Horizon is a historical novel set during World War II and is about Women Airforce Service Pilots, group of heroic women. I have to be honest and say that it's the first time I have heard about WASP group. During the WWII (and not only then) there are many stories about courageous, inspiring women and I always love to read fiction books which include that topic.
The main character is Eva Scott and other female pilots: Nina, Rita, Nancy, Helena an Beatrice. Those women trained at Avenger
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Tammy(PeaceLoveBooks)
Beyond the Horizon is an inspiring and heartbreaking story of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) program during WWII. A must read for historical fiction fans!
Literary Soirée
BEYOND THE HORIZON is a stirring tribute to the courageous American women who flew as WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) during WWII.

The author based her gripping narrative on true stories she unearthed through meticulous research.

We grow to care about Eva and Nina and the women who trained as flyers in 1943 in Texas’ searing heat and freezing sleet.

We feel their anger when they are belittled by male instructors, forgotten by society and denied military benefits. We share their grief when ho
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Soraya Lane
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic, true to life (although fictional) account of the amazing women pilots of the WASP during WWII. If you enjoy wartime fiction, I highly recommend this book.
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Beyond the Horizon by Ella Carey is an historical fiction that tells the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. The concept is intriguing and the format of the novel gives the reader a sense of the ongoing battle women have to be recognized for their accomplishments. Although it is an interesting idea, the story does seem to drag in parts.

Books that feature female involvement during World War II have always captured my attention. There are
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Ann Creel
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the advance reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.

I'm a huge fan of historical fiction, and it's a great feeling to start a new book and know after only a page or so that I'm going to love it. This book opens with interesting characters and more questions than answers, and the pace never lets up.

As we follow Eva's journey before, during, and after her time as a WASP during World War II, we experience the thrill of flying, the courage it
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‘I am here because we are not recognized in the history of this country. Our contribution to the Allied victory in World war II is not recorded by historians writing official books. Consequently, many Americans do not know the WASP existed.’

The bestselling author of The House by the Lake introduces a brand new story that unveils life during and after World War II. Beyond the Horizon is a novel that examines the bonds of friendship, secrets and the unrecognis
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Ruthie Jones
"I guess war makes either fools or heroes of us all."

Beyond the Horizon by Ella Carey will draw you in and take you on an unforgettable ride across the sky, across relationships, and across time. Eva Scott wants to do her part for the war effort, but being a Rosie the Riveter is not enough. She wants to fly! Eva's friend and secret childhood crush, Harry, teaches her to fly and prepares her to apply to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program. When Eva and her best friend, Nina, are acce
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Niki (nikilovestoread)
Thanks so much to Lake Union for the review copy in exchange for an honest review!

Beyond the Horizon by Ella Carey tells the story of a fictional pilot during WWII. Eva Scott was determined to do something to help the war effort and joining WASP was an ideal way for her to serve. Her story is told through a dual timeline during WWII and later in 1977 when the US Congressional hearings were held to determine if WASP should be formally recognized as part of the military.

I was completely fascinate
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Sydney Young
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I continue to be surprised by the number of secrets women keep. Ella Carey's Beyond the Horizon told me of yet another incredible war secret, again held by women who are basically of the silent generation. The story humanized the events and helped me celebrate at last knowing of heroic WASP sacrifice and effort. It also make me glad that we've come a long way with our attitudes to women in service! It also taught me something about Sweetwater, Texas, that I never knew, and I wish I had. Imagine, ...more
Sydney Long
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
I was first introduced to the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) just last summer so when this book popped up on NetGalley, I immediately requested it because I wanted to know more about these courageous women. Through fiction, we are often led on a path of actual historical events or given enough details about something to send us on a search for more information. And that was the case for this particular story.

Beyond the Horizon is about a courageous women, Eva Scott. Eva is a “riveter” at
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Helen
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of Ella Carey’s stories and I devoured this one, it was a compelling read for me hearing how the wonderful woman from America took to the skies during World War 2 to do what they could to support their country, the battles they fought with some of the men and the military then and years later to win the recognition they deserved.

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) was what Eva Scott wanted to join she wanted to be a pilot and do her bit for the war effort, she grew up in Burb
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Jeanette
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a wonderful story and one that i will stay in my mind for a while to come. I knew about the brave women fighter pilots and how courageous they were, but i now know so much more. Well worth a read. Hope to read more books by this author.

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers. This is my honest review, which i have voluntarily given.
S.L. Beaumont
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read about the WASP in the US during WWII and their later fight for military recognition.
Book Reviews
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond the Horizon is a beautifully written historical fiction about the WASP’s that served in WWII. Eva Scott loves to fly. When she gets her pilots license she decides to join the WASP’s. Throughout this story you will follow her journey with her friends, her personal life and the fight to be recognized as a military pilot in WWII. There is tragedy and loss, love and hope.

Ella Carey has done an excellent job portraying the women of WWII that were so long forgotten. It’s an extremely well writ
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Debra
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Girls in the Air

"Beyond the Horizon" fascinated me from the beginning. I knew of the WASP, but had read much about it. This story is beautifully written. Experiences, hardships, poor recognition of roles, and even the loss of life, line the pages. I was entranced from beginning to end. I loved the story and reading about the characters. I became part of them. Thank you Ella for the wonderful research and for writing an exquisite story. I will always be one of your American fans.
Sue
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wwii
This dual time line historical fiction book is about the WASPs - Women Airforce Service Pilots - that were created during WWII. The goal of this group was to free up male pilots for overseas combat by using female pilots in the US to fly planes from the factories to the US military bases. There had never been any female pilots in the military and they were met with prejudice and worse by the male service members. Beyond the Horizon is about this brave group of women who defied history and did th ...more
Laura
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a fairly new reader of historical fiction but it is quickly becoming a favourite of mine. While I typically like to read books set earlier in history than this I can’t say no to books with female characters that defy expectations. You can’t get much more defiant than a group of women choosing to become pilots during WW2 when they were significantly outnumbered by men.

I was completely enamoured and invested in Eva’s journey towards
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Carolyn Stumpf
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC of this outstanding book! I absolutely adored it!

What a beautiful story of the women who trained as WASPs in WWII. I enjoyed reading about these courageous women and their sacrifices made during the war.

The way the novel was written was gripping and so difficult to put down. I loved the leading lady, Eva, and her attraction to her dear friend, Harry. I absolutely loved their dynamic and was rooting for them against all odds! Eva’s story is so mov
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ROBIN RUIZ
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond the Horizon is a fantastic historical fiction novel!
This book opens up with Eva’s teenage son excited to let Eva know that there are congressional hearing to get the woman fighter pilots the recognition they deserved from their service in World War 2!
I enjoyed this book and I couldn’t put it down.
Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Net galley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review!
Helen
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Ferrying planes around might seem glamorous and exciting, but believe me, the excitement will wear thin once the reality of military training hits.”

I have thoroughly enjoyed Ella Carey’s previous novels (found HERE) and looked forward to her latest story which recalls the heartbreaking story of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) program during WWII. A definite must read for historical fiction fans.

I was intrigued by the whole premise as the WASP program was not something that I was fami
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Sydney Young
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I continue to be surprised by the number of secrets women keep. Ella Carey's Beyond the Horizon told me of yet another incredible war secret, again held by women who are basically of the silent generation. The story humanized the events and helped me celebrate at last knowing of heroic WASP sacrifice and effort. It also make me glad that we've come a long way with our attitudes to women in service! It also taught me something about Sweetwater, Texas, that I never knew, and I wish I had. Imagine, ...more
Melissa
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been reading and reviewing Ella Carey’s work since she published her very first novel, and I’ve been a fan of her work almost as long, so when I had the opportunity to read and review Beyond the Horizon, there was no question that I was excited to do so.

What I did not expect to find was a deep connection to the piece. This novel is about a woman named Eva who was a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II. Set in both the late 1970s, (which is now technically historical even
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Karen M
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have discovered over the last few years that I am a WWII junkie. In other words, I am addicted to books about WWII and especially about the women who each served in their own way.

Many women during WWII stepped up and replaced the men who had been drafted. They worked in defense plants, they helped build the equipment needed to fight the war and they volunteered to help the military. This is one of many stories from that time period and yes, it is fiction but probably very close to what was a
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Lisa Hudson
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ENGAGING & INTRIGUING!

BEYOND THE HORIZON by Ella Carey is historical fiction that has a very realistic feel to it. Carey’s writing style makes it easy for the reader to quickly become engaged and intrigued with her plot. It tells the history about the WASP program and the incredibly brave women who made a conscious decision to join.

However, it is mainly about friendships during WWII. 1)Two of them have been best friends since they were 5 years old. 2) Two of them have a special relationship (ma
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Shirley McAllister
Girls can Fly
Beyond the Horizon is the story of the WASPs, lady flyers in WWII. These brave girls left their homes and trained to fly airplanes at an abandoned military base with civilian flight instructors. They flew for the military on many different assignments and under much discrimination from the men.

I was very interested in this part of history. I had heard the WASP units mentioned briefly before but didn't know that much about them. It is amazing what they accomplished and that they fina
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Sue Plant
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this amazing book

trained pilots in the war only they are women...they were the wasps pilots and they went unrecognised doing their jobs

they are laughed at and reviled by most of the men in the forces but they are needed for the jobs so that the men could go to the front...

they worked hard and were trained hard and had to be held accountable for their actions in work and out, higher standards to be kept at all times even if the
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River
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The WASPS have always been an inspiration of mine. The way that Ella wove their story completely drew me in and brought to life those amazing and strong women. Eva’s story is told in both 1977 as Congress was deciding on whether to acknowledge WASPS as military and 1944 during the height of the war. It was difficult seeing how Eva struggles through PTSD and how hard she fought through it with no support and I cried with her. Her relationship with her son Alex is absolutely beautiful and reminds ...more
Karen
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Beyond the Horizon and learning about the woman flyers off WWII in the WASP unit. The book is written in two time periods. We follow Eva during WWII and her courage, difficulties, and friendships she has as she is approved to fly and transport planes in the U.S. This unit is not considered part of the military service. The second time period is set in 1977 as Eva and her fellow pilots testify before a committee in Congress to get the congressman to vote in favor of giving benef ...more
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