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Book Review-River Rising (Carson Chronicles Book 1)-John A Heldt

Thursday, October 19, 2017

John A. Heldt is definitely one of my favorite authors of Time Travel! I have read so many of them and loved each one. This is the first in a new series and you will be seeing more as they come out--I PROMISE you that!

You will need tissues for this one and there are lots of twists and turns as the Carson siblings time travel to 1888 to find their time traveling parents. The historical realism that is intertwined within the fiction will have you gasping. You may find yourself holding your breath at certain parts (I did).

Hum--do they find their parents--do their parents find them? Do they all make it out alive? You will have to read this book to find out.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Weeks after his parents disappear on a hike, engineer Adam Carson, 27, searches for answers. Then he discovers a secret web site and learns his mom and dad are time travelers stuck in the past. Armed with the information he needs to find them, Adam convinces his younger siblings to join him on a rescue mission to the 1880s.

While Greg, the adventurous middle brother, follows leads in the Wild West, Adam, journalist Natalie, and high school seniors Cody and Caitlin do the same in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Like the residents of the bustling steel community, all are unaware of a flood that will destroy the city on May 31, 1889.

In RIVER RISING, the first novel in the Carson Chronicles series, five young adults find love, danger, and adventure as they experience America in the age of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons.

Read a Chapter or Two Here

Purchase the Book Here

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

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Denise Comeau said...

Good thing I have a BJ's coupon for tissues! I love the idea of time travel too.

Gladys Parker said...

A couple of my adult children like reading about time travel. This would be great as a gift for the upcoming holidays. They are never to old to read.

Linda Szymoniak said...

I can't remember the last time I read a book that involved time travel, but I like the concept. Sounds like a great read!

Sandy Klocinski said...

Sounds like this could be a real tear jerker! It would make a great gift for my sister.

Linda Linneman said...

I love reading. This sounds like a book I won't want to put down. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

B.J. Bernal said...

Sounds like a very interesting book!

Amber Ludwig said...

Whoa this sounds super neat!! Far from my normal genre but very interesting!! I will have to check it out!

Unknown said...

Sci-fi has always been a favorite of mine. I really enjoy time-travel subject also. Sounds good!

Lisa Queen said...

This sounds like a really good book. I am really into time travel right now. Thanks!

Kari Lorz said...

I love time travel books! Ever since I read Outlander series in college I have been addicted!

Denise Low said...

Thank you for sharing. Sounds like a great book to read.

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