Review: Book: The Mine- John A. Heldt

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Title: The Mine

Series: The Northwest Pasasge #1

Author’s Name: John A. Heldt

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 422 Pages

ISBN: B0078S9B6G

Author or Book Website: http://johnheldt.blogspot.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Mine

Link to Goodreads: The Mine

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

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 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 is a love story that 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.

My Personal Review: I got a copy of this for a fair and honest review. This is my first book for this author but it will not be my last. I have not had much experience with books about time travel. One of the things that added to this adventure for me was Montana. That is my home start. The fact that Joel goes into the Mine in 2000 and comes out in 1941. That would be a shock to anyone and even hard to believe when you have nothing that came help you make you way in a time where things were simpler but times were rougher to make a living and on the verge of war. World War II that is. But this is more than just a story of adventure, time travel, but that of romance. It was an enjoyable read. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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