Past the Moon by Catherine Taylor
When worlds collide
Beyond The Moon by Catherine Taylor is the most wonderful time-lapse novel that has settled in my heart and soul.
The novel played in 1916 and 2017 with a thin veil between the two. The reader is thrilled when we exchange modern life for life in the middle of the First World War.
Today's action takes place in a crumbling building that is an asylum. His methods and atrocities are something of Dickens. Against this background, a patient longs for flight. In contrast, a soldier with temporary blindness was treated with love and care in 1916 while recovering in the hospital.
The reader alternates between the two periods while we "live" the novel as Louisa. We feel their despair and grief, their desperate longing and their love. It is a love that does everything to protect those it loves.
Catherine Taylor captured the horrific horror of World War I in France. The reader sees how the soldiers are used as cannon fodder on the battlefields. The conditions in the trenches and the field hospitals are terrible. The latter appear to be bloodbaths for saw bones. We also cross the lines and get a look at the enemy.
The characters are wonderfully drawn, realistic and personable. I found myself cheering her on with a hopeful heart for what I hoped.
Catherine Taylor's plot was well thought out and executed. Beyond The Moon was a simple cracking novel. I came across it through an Amazon ad on my Facebook feed – boy, I'm glad I did. Beyond The Moon is one of the best Books I have ever read. I absolutely loved and lived it.
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