Posted in 5 paws, Adventure, fiction, Historical, Review, romance, Time Travel on September 19, 2014



Author: John A. Heldt
Series: Northwest Passage No. 1
Words: 90,200
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Genres: Romance-Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Adventure



In 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 Whirlaway, 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 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.
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I loved this book, great combination of time travel, romance and history. And of course the ending leaves you wanting more and of course the 2nd book.

I thought the book was well written and it makes you wonder about time travel and what you would do if you were thrown into the past knowing you have to be careful not to change the past otherwise it might affect your future…assuming you manage to get back to your time.

I did sort of suspect how the book would end just based on some things near the end, but that is my suspicious mind!

John did tell me that Grace and Joel’s story doesn’t continue until the 3rd book….oh the torture of waiting!  But the second book looks really good too.

We give this 5 paws up


About the Author

Heldt-Bio-Mug-3John A. Heldt is a reference librarian and the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage time-travel series. The former award-winning sportswriter and newspaper editor 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, he 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 on his blog.

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