Book Review - The Mine (Northwest Passage #1)- John A Heldt | Miki's Hope

Book Review - The Mine (Northwest Passage #1)- John A Heldt

Friday, January 3, 2014


It took me a while to get to read this marvelous time travel novel. I really wish I had read it back when I was first asked-it is that good! But since it is the first in a series at least now there are three others that I desperately want to read. There is a twist at the end that is going to make you either have tears running down your face (of happy)--or wondering--just wondering. The best recommendation I can give is that I just went in and purchased the rest of this series (all 3) and am following this author every imaginable way! If you like a bit of history, a little love story, combined with time travel-you are going to LOVE this one!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

Read a couple of chapters here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


John A. Heldt is a reference librarian and the author of THE MINE, THE JOURNEY, THE SHOW, and THE FIRE, the first four novels of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage time-travel series. The former award-winning sportswriter and newspaper editor has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, he is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.

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30 comments :

Lindsay@CrunchySavings said...

Sounds good. I am going to have to check it out!

Masshole Mommy said...

Time travel stories are interesting. I think my hubby really likes them, too, so I will have to see if he wants to check this one out.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Time travel!! I sure would like to try it... even if it is by reading a book. That subject fasinates me.

Nikki said...

Oooh, I love time travel! I'll have to check this one out, sounds like a fun adventure!

Lawna Noe said...

I always love when books have twists at the end. It makes them surprising!

Theresa said...

This sounds like my kind of read! I love books dealing in different areas of time. I am definitely going to add it to my must read list!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

isn't it great to have a last minute change at the very end?

Chubskulit Rose said...

One of the many great books you have featured here.

amanda ripsam said...

It really does sound like a great book.

Mrs. Sergeant said...

Sounds like a really good book, I'll have to check it out. :-)

Mel Cole said...

Nice to read time travel related sci fi books. He's a handsome author :)

becca said...

time travel now that sounds fun lookslike you got another good book thank for sharing

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Ohh this sounds so different - I've not read a time travel novel since Molly Moon and that's saying something lol x

Mommy's Heart said...

Love Time Travel stories.. Sc--Fi have always fascinated me.. I will have to take a look at this book.. Great review :)- Vinma

Joanna Sormunen said...

Sounds like a book I would really enjoy to read. I will check it out in the Amazon and if the price is right, it'll be mine :)

Teresa Moody said...

Time travel books are so fun to read. Might add this to my reading list. ; )

Jennifer Williams said...

My oldest son loves time travel books, he is always looking for new ones. I will see if he has read this one.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

This book seems exciting and about time travelling! Love to read this!

Pam said...

I would love to go back to 1921 and see what my grandparents were like. How cool would that be. I think I would like this book.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's quite a statement of thumbs up since you bought the rest of the series. Wow!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I really like books about time travel because it allows you to use your imagination to transcend time and space. This book seems like that kind of book.

Annie said...

Very interesting! I'd love to time travel just to observe, not partake :P

marielle said...

Wow how weird and cool going in the past and seeing your grandmother when she was 21. Would love to read if he does go back or stay.

GossipMoms said...

This one sound pretty good I will have to go check it out.Thanks

Tina said...

I love reading! Unfortunately, with everything in my life right now, I haven't had time to indulge. Hopefully that will change this year!

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

One of my resolutions is to read more books this year, I really like this review. Thank you for sharing so much with us and giving me lots of good ideas. I will be checking back and I hope to find more good reads!!!!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Time travel is an interesting subject. There are tons of places in time that I would love to be able to experience first hand.

Ashley Gill said...

Time travel is right up my husband's alley! I will pass this one on to him. Sounds like a good story, but I think I'd get lost in it!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting book with lots to keep your attention.

BabsProjects said...

This would be a great book for my DH. Thanks for introducing this author. I will ask my DH to check out his books.

 
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