Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Review: Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson

Title: Beyond the Point
Author: Claire Gibson
Year Published: 2019


Genre: Adult fiction (romance)
Pages: 490
Rating: 4 out of 5

Location (my 2019 Google Reading map)USA (MD, PA, NY, NC), Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): Duty, honor, country. Every cadet who passes through West Point's gates vows to live by these words. On the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah, and Avery face the years ahead, they realize they'll only survive if they do it together. 

With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, Dani navigates West Point's predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking racial stereotypes and embracing new friends.

Hannah lets faith and family honor guide her. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned.

Wild child Avery doesn't mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can't outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path.

After graduation, the world--of business, of love, and of war--awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. But as they're pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?

Review: I really enjoyed this book, especially seeing the story from the three different perspectives of Dani, Hannah, and Avery. They are such different people, yet they come together in a way that is obvious and real.

All three women are tough, but in different ways. I had two women friends from high school that went to West Point, and I got to visit for a weekend during my freshman year, so reading parts of this book brought back a flood of memories.

The experiences these women have at West Point and after graduation tell a broader story of women in the military and in the world, fighting for their place in their careers, relationships, and the justice system. I liked that.

The author grew up on the West Point campus and it shows. She has details and feelings that bring the reader into the world these women are experiencing.


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