• Hardcover: 528 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (April 2, 2019)
“An inspiring tribute to female friendship and female courage!”–Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress.
Three women are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience. Set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, this is an amazing debut novel.
Duty. Honor. Country. That’s West Point’s motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they’ll only survive if they do it together.
Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends.
Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned.
Wild child Avery moves fast and 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.
The world—of business, of love, and of war—awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true—for their future, or their friendship. As they’re pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?
Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform.
About Claire GibsonClaire Gibson is a writer and journalist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Born and raised at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, she grew up captivated by cadets and always dreamed of writing a story that honored her childhood home and the women that inspired her there. Her stories have been featured in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Tennessean and Entrepreneur Magazine, among many other publications.
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The first thing that drew me to this book, was the military connection. We were a military family for 22 years and so anything military related is close and dear to my heart.
The story takes place in a well known military academy, that of West Point.
It follows three women, all from different backgrounds, graduating from high school and entering the military college of West Point. There is a lot about basketball in this book as well, which I didn't particularly care for but that is mainly because I'm not a sports fan, especially of basketball so those parts were not interesting to me.
But, leaving that aside, we take first seat and insight into the lives of these 3 young women who form a strong bond, albeit at times not exactly getting along. What does keep them together and supportive of each other, is the necessity to make it through a predominantly male military school.
It is obvious through the writing, that the author has personal knowledge and experience with military life and that is quite interesting to see displayed on the pages.
If you love stories about strong female relationships and bonds, then you'll love Beyond the Point.