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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 in Texas, ultimately
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Karren  Sandercock
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 bee
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Tammy
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!
Soraya Lane
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Ann Creel
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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, th
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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, Ni
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Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
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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 atten
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Sydney Young
Oct 18, 2019 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
Helen
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 gre
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Jeanette
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Enjoyable read about the WASP in the US during WWII and their later fight for military recognition.
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Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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Elise McCune
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beyond the Horizon by Ella Carey is a novel about the brave American women who joined the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots Scheme (WASP) during WW2. The novel is told in two storylines and shows how the past is always with us and impacts on future generations. Ella Carey travelled from Australia to Sweetwater, Texas to research this novel and she also has a personal family history link to that time as her parents were both members of the air force, her father flew for the Royal Air Force in Europ ...more
Laura
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 jou
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Carolyn Stumpf
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 odd
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ROBIN RUIZ
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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!
Sue
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Melissa
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 his
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Karen M
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
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
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Shirley
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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Sue Plant
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 a
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Karen
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
River
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Jane
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Prepare to be swept away by Beyond the Horizon, Ella Carey’s latest evocative tale of women at the forefront of history. Beautifully written and impossibly moving, this book is perfect for readers who like their historical fiction meticulously researched and their heroines gutsy. Made even more special by the author’s personal connection, the story of women serving as Women Air Force Service Pilots in the Second World War combines overlooked elements of history and inspiring female friendships, ...more
Sharlene
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good book based on the WASP women pilots of WWII. I really did not know much about the WASPs and it was interesting to learn more about how they trained and the fact they were not recognized as military until many years later. A good book for those that enjoy war genre and historical fiction.
Alison Foley
This is a very inciteful story about an interesting time in history which I knew nothing about until I heard about this book. The research was obviously detailed as you really get a feel for what it was like to fly planes in the 1940's and for what the WASP's endured during WW2. The duel timeline not only helped provide an understanding of the struggle the woman went through to get military recognition long after the war had ended, but also the popular expectation that women would just go back t ...more
Debra
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Linnja (Lynn)
Nov 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not my "cup of tea" I didn't care for the writing.style.
Maida
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Evoked strong emotions and triggered an incredible memory. My full review is on my website maidamalby.com.
Christie Sitterly
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first page, I was entranced in author, Ella Carey’s, latest book, Beyond the Horizon. This historical fiction book was based on World War II’s Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and how they gained military recognition. Protagonist, Eva, was so very relatable. This book had me running through a gambit of emotions, the sign of a truly good read. I can’t wait to get started on Carey’s backlist books!
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Ella Carey is the international bestselling author of The Things We Don’t Say, Secret Shores, From a Paris Balcony, The House by the Lake, and Paris Time Capsule. Her books have been published in over fourteen countries, in twelve languages. Her sixth novel is Beyond The Horizon, set around the Women Air Force Service Pilots during World War Two. The book is releasing on October 15th, 2019.
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