Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor
About the AuthorCatherine Taylor was born and grew up on the island of Guernsey in the British Channel Islands. She is a former journalist, most recently for Dow Jones News and The Wall Street Journal in London. Beyond The Moon is her first novel. She lives in Ealing, London with her husband and two children.
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What surprised me the most was the accuracy of the time and setting of the novel. You can tell the author really took her time researching the time period and it shows through in her vivid descriptions and tone of voice for the novel. She truly delved deep into the effects of war and neglect of mental illness both in history and modern day and it made for the most remarkable aspect of the novel.
I think the author expertly flowed between the two timelines. It was written in a manner that didn’t confuse the reader and really added to the captivating mystery of the events as they occurred.
I LOVED this one, I found it really invigorating and refreshing and loved the development of the relationship, the story it told, and the struggles they faced. There were just so many layers to the characters, to the romance, to the overall story of it and I could not put it down!
One of the most compelling and unforgettable stories of the consequences of war and a love that withstands the passage of time.