I truly enjoy reading time travel novels--I love being transported over centuries or even moments in time to other times and places. This is the second novel in John A Heldt's American Journey time travel series. I read and reviewed the first in Feb 2015. September Skys really caught my attention (see my review here). I was happy to see that another in this series was ready to be read and enjoyed!! I am also sitting here trying to figure out why I kept experiencing deja vue throughout!! Very strange indeed--I know I had never read this one before!!
The three main characters, Susan, her Mom Elizabeth and her daughter Amanda decide to go on a trip to California after Susan's husband dies. He had been having an affair. While in California they meet up with a professor who decides that they are the perfect candidates for --of all things--time travel--but only to certain years. For various reasons the woman decide to go for it and choose 1938 as the year they will visit. That this was the prelude year to World War II was not lost on the professor but he decided to let them go anyway. So--through the magic tunnel they walked into adventures that will keep you reading from beginning to end!! I did need tissues at the ending!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties. Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, MERCER STREET gives new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage and American Journey series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter 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, Heldt 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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