Beyond the Horizon by Ella Carey

Suddenly, it became hard to breathe and the sound of the engine throbbed in Eva’s head. The plane crashed and skidded. She heard the wail of sirens. The last thing she remembered was pulling her body across the tarmac an inch at a time—before her world went black.

Sweetwater, Texas, 1943Eva has always wanted to fly away. She jumps at the chance to train with the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and help the war effort, even if the days are exhausting, the southern nights sweltering. When she’s in the air, it’s all worthwhile: her heart soars, as close to infinity as you can get. And since she met handsome Jack, she has someone to fly back to. But on one dangerous night, everything goes wrong. When she awakes, her body is broken and her memory is gone…

Los Angeles, 1977. Eva seems like a normal married woman with a family to be proud of. When she woke up after that terrible night—a blank in her memory—Jack was smiling down at her. But so many decades later, Eva is still searching for answers about the night that changed her life forever. Why have letters to her fellow pilots gone unanswered for thirty years? What really happened on her last flight?

Ever since that catastrophic crash, Eva has lived with the worst fear imaginable: did she do something terrible enough to make her friends cut her off? Increasingly overcome by frightening flashbacks, where she is fighting to escape from a tiny cockpit filled with smoke as her plane falls to the ground, she desperately tries to uncover the truth. But are some secrets best left buried in the past?

From bestselling author Ella Carey comes a sweeping story, inspired by true events, about the brave, forgotten female pilots who helped America win the war. A story you will never forget, and one that will always stay in your heart.

My Thoughts: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I have always loved a historic novel, so when I was presented with the opportunity to read this beautiful book I just had to snap it up!.

Beyond the Horizon is a historical novel set throughout World War II and its main focus is on the Women Airforce Service Pilots. It really does do those heroic women justice!.

The main character in this story is a woman named Eva Scott, and also follows the lives of her fellow female pilots, Nina, Rita, Nancy, Helena an Beatrice. It perfectly highlights just how badly these women were treated throughout this time, and how little respect they were shown for their wonderful work. Even after they graduated they still faced the same levels of discrimination which I’m sure only made a difficult job so much tougher.

I adored the dual timeline that this book followed too. It truly gave the whole book so much depth and brought the story to life.

A beautifully written story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming too. I adored this book from beginning to end and look forward to reading future books by this wonderful author.

I was kindly sent an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.

About the Author:

Ella Carey is the bestselling author of the #1 kindle bestselling Paris Time Capsule historical mystery series, as well as the standalone kindle bestsellers, Secret Shores and The Things We Don’t Say. Ella’s first six novels were originally published by Lake Union. The House by the Lake and From a Paris Balcony, books two and three in Ella’s Paris series were nominated for Australian Romance Reader Awards for best historical fiction, and, along with Paris Time Capsule, have been translated into over a dozen languages. Ella’s latest standalone novel is Beyond the Horizon, set around the brave, unsung Women’s Airforce Pilots of World War Two – the long-forgotten women who flew for the United States. Ella travelled to Sweetwater, Texas, to research the novel, and collaborated with the director of the WASP museum to write the book. The novel is inspired by Ella’s mother, who was in the Women’s Air Force in Australia during World War Two, and her father, who was a pilot in the British Air Force. Ella was born in Adelaide, Australia, and was educated at the University of Adelaide, completing a music degree in classical piano at the Elder Conservatorium, and an arts degree with a double major in History and English Literature. Having spent eleven years living on the beautiful island of Tasmania, these days, Ella lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family, two very elderly and special Italian Greyhounds, and a garden that Ella likes to think is hers, but honestly, It’s run by the chickens – the lovely Annie, Harriet, Mrs Pertelote and Fox’s Dinner! Ella has recently signed a nine-book deal with Hachette UK imprint Bookouture. Bookouture will publish all of Ella’s previous books, which have sold over half a million copies already, over the summer and autumn of 2020, beginning with Beyond the Horizon, focussing on a young American female pilot who flies for her country, and following a dreadful accident, carries a terrible secret. Bookouture will also be releasing a new, three-book series for publication in 2021. This sweeping historical trilogy, featuring unforgettable characters, will tell the stories of dazzling hopes and difficult dreams in America, before, during and after the Second World War. The first book will be published in spring 2021. Also in 2021, German publishing house Aufbau will be releasing seven of Ella’s novels, four of her backlist books, as well as her new trilogy in German. When she’s not writing, Ella mentors aspiring and emerging writers through the Australian Society for Authors, loves to travel, paint, hike, read, go to the theatre and play the piano. She also loves to chat with her readers, and would be delighted for you to join her on Facebook at, and on her website at, where you can find more information about the background behind her books, and join her mailing list for regular updates about her upcoming novels.

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