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Book Review-The Lane Betrayal-John A. Heldt

Friday, March 6, 2020

I have read every single one of John A Heldt's novels and none of them has ever disappointed me! This first in his new series is just a good as all the rest.

Mark Lane created a time machine and it was proven that it worked! Then he discovered that his business partner wanted to use it for nefarious purposes. Mark uses the time machine to transport his family to the end of the Civil War--1865. They all manage to fit in some how but his business partner is out for revenge. He sends an assassin after them!

Of course, as in all this author's novels there is suspense, some romance and a lot of action. The scenes and the people of the era will come alive on the pages for you as our country grapples with war, peace and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln!

I am seriously waiting for the next in this series!!

I received an e-book from the author for my enjoyment and a possible review.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

From the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series comes the first book in the Time Box saga.

Virginia physicist Mark Lane has a problem. Weeks after privately creating two time machines, he learns his corporate partner wants to use the portable devices for nefarious purposes. Rather than give him the chance to do so, Mark takes the time boxes and escapes to the relative safety of 1865.

For Mark, wife Mary, and their children, the adventure is a chance to grow. Mary runs a business. Jeremy, 19, and Ashley, 12, befriend escaped slaves. Laura, 22, finds her place as a nurse. Jordan, 25, falls for a beautiful widow. All hope to find peace in the past.

Billionaire Robert Devereaux has other ideas. Shortly after Mark's betrayal, he sends an assassin to 1865 to retrieve his property and set matters straight.

Filled with romance, suspense, and history, THE LANE BETRAYAL follows a modern American family as it tries to find security and contentment in the final weeks of the Civil War.

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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

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Tamra Phelps said...

It does sound like an intriguing premise. I like historical fiction, and thrillers are favorites of mine, too, so I think I'd like this one.

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