Posted in Historical, Review, romance, Time Travel on February 8, 2015

september sky


Title: September Sky
Author: John A. Heldt
Series: American Journey No. 1
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Genres: Romance-Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Adventure


When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city.

Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, SEPTEMBER SKY follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.


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This is the 3rd book that I have ready by this author and I really have enjoyed all of them. I like the time travel aspect and in this book they can choose a specific time period to go back to and experience. The story has many facets including the relationship between a father and son, and how this one wasn’t very strong and improved with their journey.

I enjoyed reading about Galveston Island and the hurricane that hit this island in 1900. The author does a great job of detailing the town and this tragedy that occurred.  I guess a job as a reference librarian comes in handy.

The ending was a little bit of a surprise but I thought very fitting considering what Chuck and Justin experienced during their travels and what brought them to this point in their life.

We give this book 5 paws up and wonder what the next in this series will hold for us.


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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