Beyond That, The Sea is by turns joyful and incredibly emotional. I enjoyed every single page.
In 1940, as German bombs descend on London, Beatrix’s parents Millie and Reginald Thompson, decide to send her to live with a family in America to keep her safe for the remainder of the war.
In America, Beatrix meets the Gregorys: Mr & Mrs. G and their two boys, William and Gerald. She quickly adjusts to this new and exciting life and soon feels like a member of the family. The war begins to feel like a distant memory.
But the war eventually ends, and Beatrix returns to London and feels the loss of her second family. Although Beatrix only lived with the Gregorys for a few years, those years had a lasting impact on the rest of her life.
Review of Beyond That, The Sea
This beautifully written historical fiction has multiple perspectives. It takes the reader on a powerful journey. The chapters are quite short, making this a quick read.
It briefly touches on the civil rights movement.
It’s been a while since characters have touched me as deeply as these ones have. I finished reading this book several weeks ago and still find myself thinking about these heartwarming characters.
This novel is a reminder of why I love historical fiction and shouldn’t write off World War II books just yet.
If you enjoy character-driven fiction, I’d highly recommend picking this up.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 21 March 2023
Thank you to Celadon for sending me this beautifully wrapped arc.
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