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Beyond the Horizon

A Novel

Ella Carey



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Lake Union Publishing
15 October 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Second World War fiction; Historical fiction
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 gruelling training in Texas, ultimately landing at formidable Camp Davis in North Carolina.

Vastly outnumbered by men and amidst contempt, discrimination, and sabotage, Eva and her closest friends, the unconventional Nina and straightlaced Helena, remain loyal to their mission and to each other. They stay focused on the horizon, determined to prove themselves capable women pilots. Until a fatal mission sends Eva's dream crashing to earth...

Now, decades later, is it possible to discover the truth about the night that changed her life? Is there any hope she'll recover all that she's lost?
By:   Ella Carey
Imprint:   Lake Union Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
ISBN:   9781542091398
ISBN 10:   154209139X
Pages:   332
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. A Francophile who has long been fascinated by secret histories set in Europe's entrancing past, Ella has degrees in music, nineteenth-century women's fiction, and modern European history. She lives in Australia with her two children and two Italian greyhounds.

Reviews for Beyond the Horizon: A Novel

Ella Carey has penned this unusual wartime novel to bring out the courage, bravery, and sacrifice [made by the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs)]...This book is dedicated to them. Highly recommended. -Historical Novel Society A moving and captivating account of the courageous women involved in the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) during WWII. I devoured this gripping tale of Eva Scott's involvement in the WASPs and her fight to get the recognition she deserved. A story of the astonishing power of women. I will remember Eva's story for a long time to come. I highly recommend this book. -Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother in Law With snappy dialogue, impressive historical details, a sense of adventure and courage on every page, and even a love story, Ella Carey has hit all the markers that make fine historical fiction. -Ann Howard Creel, bestselling author of The Whiskey Sea Fans of inspirational World War II fiction will cheer on Eva and her fellow pilots as they chase their dreams, endure heartbreak, and discover their true strength. Carey's evocative descriptions bring home the exhilaration of flight-and the everyday indignities endured by young women who challenged the expectations of their time. The story's final twist makes for a surprising and moving conclusion. -Elizabeth Blackwell, author of On a Cold Dark Sea and In the Shadow of Lakecrest A moving, beautifully written novel about the amazing WASP during WWII. True to life and packed full of emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed feeling like I was one of these extraordinary women pilots as I read the story. -Soraya M. Lane, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Girls of Pearl Harbor Beyond the Horizon is a beautifully written and engaging novel. Ella Carey has captured time and place with absolute conviction. -Elise McCune, author of Castle of Dreams 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, creating a thrilling tribute to the past and a reminder of its legacy. -Jane Cockram, author of The House of Brides The important role of women in the US Air Force during WWII is cleverly portrayed using the basis of a congressional hearing. The daring and determination of Ella's characters provides an irresistible read as the past closes in on the present to reach an unexpected conclusion. -Gemma Liviero, bestselling author of The Road Beyond Ruin, Broken Angels, and Pastel Orphans Beyond the Horizon brilliantly portrays the life of female flyers in WWII. Seeing what those brave women went through and how despicably they were treated should stir indignation in the heart of every reader! -Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of In Farleigh Field and The Tuscan Child

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