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    Beyond the Fight Kindle Ý Beyond the Epub / himself in a place far from home, where he meets Mabel Smart, a young woman who is also struggling to find her own identity in her family Both Percy and Mabel must confront the issues raised by the war internment of German born Australians, the push for conscription, the rush of young men to fight on the battlefields of Europe, and divisions in the Australian population of enlistments Ultimately Percy and Mabel s search will be about finding a way to be at peace with their families."/>
  • 235 pages
  • Beyond the Fight
  • Carol Preston
  • English
  • 12 November 2019

10 thoughts on “Beyond the Fight

  1. Dale Harcombe Dale Harcombe says:

    My review will appear later next week as part of a blog tour for ACRBA It will be posted on my Blog then Rating will appear here around that time.Review is now up for this book on my Write and Read with Dale bloghttp www.livejournal.com users oranMy reviewMabel Smart, has a mother who not only fusses over her, especially regarding her asthma, but also tries to control her life and who she will marry Mabel has other ideas about the way she wants her life to go She feels much closer to he My review will appear later next week as part of a blog tour for ACRBA It will be posted on my Blog then Rating will appear here around that time.Review is now up for this book on my Write and Read with Dale bloghttp www.livejournal.com users oranMy reviewMabel Smart, has a mother who not only fusses over her, especially regarding her asthma, but also tries to control her life and who she will marry Mabel has other ideas about the way she wants her life to go She feels much closer to her Aunt Sarah The time is around that of the First World War and times are changing for women There is pressure from certain aspects of society for young men to enlist and rush off to war and talk of conscription Percy Smith has no intention of enlisting But he could be in trouble from another source, as Australia seeks the internment of Australians descended from those born in Germany It was interesting, though sad in many ways, to read this part of our history and the way people who had been here for many years were treated Also sad to see the way those committed to the cause of war turned on those who did not hold such views In the midst of this turmoil is a romance, between two people from different backgrounds.It took me a little bit to get into this story but then I quickly became involved Having read some other historical novels by Carol Preston and especially Next of Kin, it was good to catch up with some of those characters again This was a thoroughly enjoyable novel and I learned a bit about our history and a couple of things I didn t know about at the same time A recommended read that should appeal to those who like historical novels and interesting books about Australia


  2. Susan Barnes Susan Barnes says:

    Beyond the Fight by Carol Preston is set in Australia during World War I and is a fascinating look into lives of people during a difficult time in Australia s history Against this backdrop is a budding romance between Mabel the daughter of a prosperous landowner and Percy who was also brought up a farm, but by comparison it s a small struggling concern Mabel and Percy are keen to make their own decisions about their futures, decisions which are not always well received Secrets from the past e Beyond the Fight by Carol Preston is set in Australia during World War I and is a fascinating look into lives of people during a difficult time in Australia s history Against this backdrop is a budding romance between Mabel the daughter of a prosperous landowner and Percy who was also brought up a farm, but by comparison it s a small struggling concern Mabel and Percy are keen to make their own decisions about their futures, decisions which are not always well received Secrets from the past emerge which also impact the young couple.The story brings out the prejudices and the discrimination that were prevalent at the time over a number of issues There was the internment of German born Australians and the debate over conscription There was the na ve and enthusiasm of some young men wanting to fight while others were against enlistment Closer to home there were the class distinctions which made life difficult for Mable and Percy As the war continued there was the tragic loss of life and the life time damage to many This is a realistic and well written story, using historic events to weave an enjoyable story It portrays the hardships that many experienced, while the romance bring hope and joy during a distressing time.Overall a great read Thanks to Carol for providing a free book for review


  3. Karen Kay Karen Kay says:

    I received this ARC from netgalley.com in exchange for a review From the book description Percy and Mabel must confront the issues raised by the war internment of German born Australians, the push for conscription, the rush of young men to fight on the battlefields of Europe, and divisions in the Australian population of enlistments Ultimately Percy and Mabel s search will be about finding a way to be at peace with their families I found the story to bethan just about war, it was I received this ARC from netgalley.com in exchange for a review From the book description Percy and Mabel must confront the issues raised by the war internment of German born Australians, the push for conscription, the rush of young men to fight on the battlefields of Europe, and divisions in the Australian population of enlistments Ultimately Percy and Mabel s search will be about finding a way to be at peace with their families I found the story to bethan just about war, it was a love story between Percy and Mabel as they come of age during the time of war It was reminiscent of the books I used to read as a young teen, sweet and simple relationships I believe this book is appropriate for ages 12 and up.3 stars


  4. Mystica Mystica says:

    The First World War setting is quite commonplace but this was unusual because the setting was Australia It was my first read of WW background in Australia and the subject of internment of those immigrants of German origin was another first for me I did not know this happened in Australia as well.Percy has not gone on with his father there have been differences of opinion on various subjects and it has now come to a head with the internment of German origin Australians The bombshell that he The First World War setting is quite commonplace but this was unusual because the setting was Australia It was my first read of WW background in Australia and the subject of internment of those immigrants of German origin was another first for me I did not know this happened in Australia as well.Percy has not gone on with his father there have been differences of opinion on various subjects and it has now come to a head with the internment of German origin Australians The bombshell that he is not his father s son makes him re think his ideas for his future, and pursue a career in the field of telecommunications and specifically telephones, a rather new field in Australia and one which is met with scepticsm amongst many Meeting Mabel unexpectedly is the beginning of a romance but with many complications Percy has to maneuver his way through a minefield of his background, his job and the overwhelming odds of Mabel s mother who dislikes him on sight and is determined to dislike him forever A very nicely told romance, with overtones of history and life in Australia during this period of WWI very well told


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Beyond the Fight❮Ebook❯ ➪ Beyond the Fight ➫ Author Carol Preston – Thomashillier.co.uk Percy Smith has always wondered why he didn t identify with his father, but he never expected the revelation about his past that comes at the beginning of the First World War In shock and pain he find Percy Smith has always wondered why he didn t identify with his Beyond the Epub / father, but he never expected the revelation about his past that comes at the beginning of the First World War In shock and pain he finds himself in a place far from home, where he meets Mabel Smart, a young woman who is also struggling to find her own identity in her family Both Percy and Mabel must confront the issues raised by the war internment of German born Australians, the push for conscription, the rush of young men to fight on the battlefields of Europe, and divisions in the Australian population of enlistments Ultimately Percy and Mabel s search will be about finding a way to be at peace with their families.


About the Author: Carol Preston

Carol was born in Lithgow, NSW in , and moved to the Beyond the Epub / Illawarra at the age of five In she married Neil Preston in Wollongong, where their two children, Tammy and Adam were born Carol returned to study in , and completed a PhD at Wollongong University in , publishing numerous academic articles in psychological journals during that time She had a counselling practice for years until retiring in October One of Carol s hobbies over many years has been family history research It was this research which started Carol on the journey of writing novels She has great admiration for the lives of her ancestors in Australia and has greatly enjoyed writing novels based on their stories and the inspiring history of the Australian people She has written a trilogy about the Oakes Family Suzannah s Gold, Rebecca s Dream and The Price of Peace, which takes the reader from when her great great grandmother, Suzannah Casey was transported from Ireland, through to the end of the First World War Carol s fourth novel, The Face of Forgiveness, is about two young Irish women who were transported to Australia in where they face two very different futures Mary s Guardian and Charlotte s Angel are Carol s fifth and sixth novels These begin a series which begins with the First Fleet of convicts to Australian in and focuses on the fate of those who were Australia s first white settlers Tangled Secrets and Truly Free are the rd and th in this series Next of Kin and Beyond the Fight are Carol s th and th novels and continue the story of her ancestors in Northern NSW.