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Beyond the Moon Longlisted for theExeter Novel PrizeA strange twist of fate connects a British soldier fighting in the First World War inwith a young woman living in modern day England a century later, in this haunting literary time travel novelTwo people, two battles one against the invading Germans on the battlefields ofFrance, the other against a substandard, uncaring mental health facility in modern day England Part war story, part timeslip, part love story and at the same time a meditation on the themes of war, mental illness, identity and art, Beyond The Moon is an intelligent, captivating debut novel, perfect for book clubs Taylor s accomplished, genre bending book succeeds as a WW historical novel and a beguiling, time travel love story The sharply written narrative deftly moves back and forth between the past and present Kirkus Reviews Historical fantasy at its very best Historical Novel Society Shortlisted for the Eharmony Orion Love Story PrizeAn unflinching portrait of the horrors of war, and a look at the torturous extremes a human soul can endure It is a sonnet to the transformative power of love, even as it is also a criticism of the futility and pointless destructiveness of war Shaylin Gandhi, author of By The Light of EmbersInst Lieutenant Robert Lovett is a patient at Coldbrook Hall military hospital in Sussex, England A gifted artist, he s been wounded fighting in the Great War Shell shocked and suffering from hysterical blindness he can no longer see his own face, let alone paint, and life seems increasingly hopeless A century later in , medical student Louisa Casson has just lost her beloved grandmother her only family Heartbroken, she drowns her sorrows in alcohol on the South Downs cliffs only to fall accidentally part way down Doctors fear she may have attempted suicide, and Louisa finds herself involuntarily admitted to Coldbrook Hall now a psychiatric hospital, an unfriendly and chaotic placeThen one day, while secretly exploring the old Victorian hospital s ruined, abandoned wing, Louisa hears a voice calling for help, and stumbles across a dark, old fashioned hospital room Inside, lying on the floor, is a mysterious, sightless young man, who tells her he was hurt at the Battle of the Somme, a WW battle a century ago And that his name is Lieutenant Robert Lovett For fans of Kate Quinn, Sebastian Faulks, Diana Gabaldon, Ken Follett, Kristin Hannah, Susanna Kearsley and Paullina Simons NB Contains graphic descriptions of war violence and injuries, as well as profanity and mild sex


About the Author: Catherine Taylor

Follow me on instagram at catherine_taylor_authorI was born and grew up on the small island of Guernsey, one of the British Channel Islands in the English Channel.My mother was a professional landscape artist, who spent her life painting the beautiful beaches and countryside of Guernsey And so I grew up in an environment where it was a very normal thing to want to make a living from your art Which is just as well, because I m someone who always knew she wanted to be a writer, and if I d had parents who d harboured hopes of me becoming a tax accountant or a corporate lawyer, they d have been sorely disappointed.I ve been obsessed with words and books since the day I first learned to read, and grew up on classic children s authors like Enid Blyton and Edith Nesbit As I got older I began to gravitate towards love stories with gripping plots, devouring novels like Jane Eyre, Rebecca, Katharine, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice, about clever, independent minded women caught up in passionate affairs with complex, Byronic men And equally I loved sweeping epics like The Thorn Birds and Gone With The Wind I have always been a hopeless romantic, and my favourite novels are beautiful, intelligent love stories that combine a gripping plot with gorgeous prose and wonderful historical detail to lose yourself in I was also a keen writer myself from an early age, penning copious stories and poems as well as plays to be performed in the field behind our house, with parts for me and my younger brother and sister, but always with myself in the starring role of course.My love of language developed into an interest in foreign languages, and I went on to study French and German at university, then to live and study in Germany for several years after that Most recently I worked as a journalist.Throughout my time at university I studied 1900 1945 European history and culture a period that continues to fascinate me I always knew that when I eventually wrote my first novel it would be a novel of historical fiction set during the first half of the twentieth century And that it would be first and foremost a love story.Mental health is a subject that has always hugely interested me, and from the very start I knew that Beyond The Moon would be set partly in a psychiatric hospital As I began to research people s experiences in mental hospitals I was shocked to find just how common it is for patients to suffer neglect and abuse in such places I can understand that modern day Coldbrook Hall might seem far fetched to some readers, but I assure you, you don t have to look far on the internet to find some appalling stories Just recently the following articles appeared in UK newspapers Firms cash in on psychiatric care crisis in The Times, and Care Quality Commission the UK regulator places two Priory Group hospitals in special measures in The Guardian If I, in my very small way through Beyond The Moon, can help shine a light on this modern day scandal, then I am very glad.I hope you enjoy Beyond The Moon as much as I loved writing it I love to hear from readers, so please do get in touch at catherine catherinetaylor.net Also, on my contact details page, you can sign up for my mailing list and receive occasional I don t have the time for anythingfrequent news about Beyond The Moon and future novels.My Instagram is catherine_taylor_authorI m currently working on a second novel set in 1900s Vienna, when the imperial city as it was known was at the heart of the enormous, cosmopolitan Austro Hungarian Empire It s another smart historical love story, and I m very excited about it.I now live in London with my husband and children and two very cheeky and active chinchillas.



10 thoughts on “Beyond the Moon

  1. says:

    Exquisite 3.5 lovely starsIf a person can wear their emotions on their sleeve readable by everyone then this novel is undoubtedly the transparent works of an intuitive, kind, and empathetic writer Throughout the entirety of the novel, Taylor s voice feels virtuous and tender, caring about the subject matter with respect to the time period and the character s struggles As


  2. says:

    Thank you HFVBT and the author for a complimentary copy I voluntarily reviewed this book All opinions expressed are my own Beyond The Moon By Catherine Taylor REVIEW Beyond The Moon is a romance story with a twist time travel Louisa, in 2017, drinks too much and accidentally falls down a cliff She is deemed a suicide risk and admitted to Coldbrook psychiatric hospital This is not


  3. says:

    In 1916 1st Lieutenant Robert Lovett is a patient at Coldbrook Hall military convalescent hospital in Sussex, England A gifted artist, he s been wounded in the First World War Shell shocked and suffering from hysterical blindness he can no longer see his own face, let alone paint, and life seems hopeless.A century later in 2017, medical student Louisa Casson has just lost her beloved gran


  4. says:

    You know the saying, don t judge a book by it s cover It could not be truer for this story At first glance the cover had me thinking it might be in the fantasy genre which is not something that interests me When I read that there was time travel it almost put me off once again However, I am no quitter and when the time was right I decided to give this story a fair chance and I m so glad I did If y


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click hereThanks to Netgalley for a free copyI think Two and a half stars rounded up.Well, at first I thought this would be a refreshing little recommendation from Netgalley Instead, it turned into a weird sort of faux Outlander that didn t even hold the advantage of the dude being kilt clad and sporting a sexy brogue Where to start Perha


  6. says:

    I am suffering from a huge book hangover this morning I had the pleasure of reading two absolutely exceptional historicals this weekend and I know I won t be able to get them out of my head any time soon.Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor is hands down one of the best books I ve read this year I was curious to pick it up after seeing all of the great reviews and the synopsis sounded intriguing What I wasn t prepar


  7. says:

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor I was a little concerned after seeing the comparisons made in the description and in several reviews to Outlander a book I was unable to finish as it was much too explicit and quite unnecessarily so at that Happily this was not the case There is a scene with some intimate details but fortunately it isn t too graphic and can easily be skipped i


  8. says:

    A WWI Romance with a TwistI loved this book it was very good Louisa s story tells of her being placed in Coldbrook, a privately ran mental hospital She talks of the horrible conditions and the uncaring staff It is a sad part You can sympathize with the patients and wonder how such things could actually happen in the year 2017.Louisa finds a portal to 1917 through a condemned wing of the hospital where she meets Robert an injured Sol


  9. says:

    When a tumble down an eroding cliff face in the dark of night lands Louisa in A E, the doctors determine that she is a danger to herself and admit her to Coldbrook Hall, a psychiatric facility, and put her on suicide watch Louisa is a former medical student and so hopes that if she can show them that she is not a risk to herself, that there has been some misunderstanding then she will be released When she realizes that no one is going to bel


  10. says:

    Beyond the Moon is a beautifully written and often times heartbreaking masterpiece The story of Louisa and Robert flows seamlessly from 1917 to 2017 and back Catherine Taylor s vividly descriptive writing transported me to another place in time and I loved every single page


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