Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor
Published by The Cameo Press LTD, London
Today I finished Beyond the Moon, a book that was published just a month ago. I received a free e-book from Netgalley, in exchange for my review. So what did I think?
To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from this. After reading the description I expected it would be a mix of Historical Fiction sprinkled with some time travel. I wasn’t sure about that, but hey, I loved Outlander by Diana Gabaldon! So I gave it a try and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Premise: The main character, Louisa, ends up admitted to a psychiatric hospital against her will. She was assumed to have attempted suicide after drinking to much and partially falling off a cliff. With no family or friends to speak up her, she is at the mercy of the doctors at this very poorly run facility.
As she explores an abandoned part of the hospital, she finds Robert. She visits him several times, working out that he is not living in the same time as her. As a matter of fact, his world is occurring in 1917.
They fall in love, but he breaks it off when he decides she is a figment of his imagination. She somehow dives deeper into 1917, becoming a nurse to wounded soldiers. He returns to battle and is eventually taken as a prisoner of war. I couldn’t help but think this book reminds me of a cross between a PG rated Outlander blended with The Great Escape; something for everyone!
The writing was beautiful, the characters were likeable and relatable. While the time travel may be a little far fetched, if you are the type of person that enjoys a little fantasy in their books I highly recommend giving this one a try!