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Beyond the Horizon

A Novel
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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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 landing at formidable Camp Davis in North Carolina.

Vastly outnumbered by men and amid 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? When Eva finds herself embroiled in the fight to get military recognition for the WASP, she’s forced to confront the past, and to make a decision that could forever change her future.

Thrilling and inspiring, Beyond the Horizon is a portrait of love, friendship, and valor in a time of war - and a tribute to the brave women who risked their lives for their country.

©2019 Ella Carey (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great story for our lady fliers...WASPS .

Very good historical story but the story line was fairly predictable. It is a good book to listen to on the road for sure.

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Daughter of a WASP

I got a chance to live what must have been similar experiences for my own mother in the WASP through this sweet and informative story - wish it could become a movie! I'm now more determined than ever to rifle through her full duffle bag I still have, and I suspect I will see so many parallels to this realistic novel. Thank you, Ms. Carey, for reawakening my pride and awe for my mother's WASP adventure - what she always claimed to have been "the happiest time in her life". Sarah Wasner (daughter of Mary Frances "The Vixen" Laraway -former WASP c1943)

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Not your normal Elly Carey book<br />

not up to Ella Carey standards. Read 10 chapters then had to quit. No story line, did not peak any interest!

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An audio book escape for any reader to enjoy

4.5 STARS. Audio Book Review.
“Right now, the war seemed as endless and formidable as this journey across Texas.”</b>

BEYOND THE HORIZON is an outstanding story about the brave WASP women who played a vital but underappreciated role in WWII. Author Ella Carey makes the characters pop to life, and readers will feel the emotions of the characters' triumphs and trials pouring from the pages. Carey sets the story in the '70s as the main character is at congressional hearings trying to get the WASPs recognition for their military service. (I love that MC Eva is now in her 50s and reinventing herself -- or rather, she's finding herself again.) The congressional hearings are a great mechanism that provides the historical facts and information about the program to get readers up to speed about the women pilots. But it is the flashbacks that run parallel to the hearings that give readers the story to connect with the book. Clearly, Carey did her research to not only understand the women of the WASP, but to understand the setting and conditions of living in Sweetwater, Texas.

The audio book narrator, Jessie Vilinsky, was excellent and convincingly pulled-off most of the various voices of both men and women. (Most, not all. The Texas accents, for this Texan anyhow, were painful.) I did have some issues finding the sweet spot for listening; regular speed was too slow, but bumping to even 1.25x made everyone sound too excited. I eventually settled in with the faster speed and forgot about any issues because the story being told was so immersive.

There are a couple of holes in the plot and one piece of the story that stretched my ability to suspend my disbelief about how BFFs behave over the long haul, but overall, I highly recommend BEYOND THE HORIZON as an audio book escape for any reader.

I heard about this book on its Lone Star Book Blog Tour and didn't want to miss out, so I purchased the audio book.

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Intense Read!

This was such a good book, but what an emotional roller coaster! Ella Carey is so skilled at recreating history and pulling readers into the past. I truly love reading her books, and I'm always immediately immersed. Her ability to showcase these amazing women and their valor, is outstanding! I found myself laughing and crying right along with them. Overall, it's a powerful and positive story, that emphasizes these brave women, the power of friendship, and the sorrow of loss. I am quite grateful to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Ella Carey for giving me the chance to read and review her book. In terms of performance, I was a bit disappointed with the reader. She took a long time to get into a flow of reading and seemed rather flat. Her portrayal of the "current" characters made them seem old, when in reality they would have only been in their 50's.