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Book Review-The Fair-John A Heldt

Friday, July 10, 2020

I truly love time travel books and John A Heldt is my absolute favorite author in that genre! I am pretty sure I have read every single one of his books! His characters are believable as is his depiction of the time period the novel is set. Well, from what I have read--he does a lot of research for each of his books and it shows.

The Lanes are a family who have escaped from our time using the time machines that the father invented. Janus enterprises where he used to work was owned by an unscrupulous man who wanted to use it for purposes that were not exactly what it was meant for! So Dad took 2 of the machine--his wife and 4 kids to a different century--to escape the madman who had hired a hit man to kill them all!

They ended up in Chicago in the late 1800's just as the World's Columbian Exposition was taking place. It was a magical venue and was totally described in this novel. The 4 siblings-all except the youngest all met people who were incredible. The oldest son had taken off for the West and ended up in Nevada to try and get over the heartbreak of someone he loved being killed by the hit man. He ultimately falls in love.

The owner of Janus Enterprises still had one time machine in his possession---and he had the hit man traveling across time to try and find and kill the Lane family. Luckily they had a friend who still worked in that company---

The Lanes really tried not to disturb history--but when they had to they had to----and one result was that the owner of Janus suddenly found he had no money-----and that is how this story ends--with a cliffhanger for the next!!

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 LANE BETRAYAL comes the second novel in the Time Box saga.

Months after stealing two time machines from a madman who wants them back, the Lanes, a family of six, seek safety and contentment in 1893, the latest stop on a journey through time. While parents Mark and Mary find relief at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition, an extravaganza of science and splendor, children Jeremy, Laura, and Ashley find romance, friendship, and thrills.

Older son Jordan, meanwhile, heads west in search of answers. Grieving the loss of a lover from 1865, he travels to Virginia City, Nevada, where he integrates himself into a storied mining community and the heart of a pretty library clerk.

Billionaire Robert Devereux could not care less. Reeling from the theft of his million-dollar devices, he sends an assassin to the past to retrieve his property and rid the world of his former business partner and his troublesome family.

Filled with humor, heartbreak, and suspense, THE FAIR follows a modern family on the adventure of a lifetime as they navigate their way through an unforgettable year in American history.

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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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