Posted in 5 paws, Historical, Review, Time Travel on July 8, 2016

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Providence, Rhode Island, 2017. When doctoral student Cameron Coelho, 28, opens a package from Indiana, he finds more than private papers that will help him with his dissertation. He finds a photograph of a beautiful society editor murdered in 1925 and clues to a century-old mystery. Within days, he meets Geoffrey Bell, the “time-travel professor,” and begins an unlikely journey through the Roaring Twenties. Filled with history, romance, and intrigue, INDIANA BELLE follows a lonely soul on the adventure of a lifetime as he searches for love and answers in the age of Prohibition, flappers, and jazz.


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Another good book in this American Journey time traveling series. This time the source of the inspiration is actually a relative of Geoffrey Bell (the professor that sends people through time) that was killed in 1925. The slight twist with this book is that Geoffrey is sort of blackmailed into sending Cameron back to 1925, and in return Cameron will tell the professor where to find more of the crystals he needs for his time traveling tunnel. And of course, as with any of the past books, they are told not to do anything that would change the future. As is typical, Cameron doesn’t listen and does change some events, but also makes sure other certain events happen to not change too much. You’ll have to read the book to find out all the details.

But there is a bit of a mystery, as who wants to kill the society editor, Candice. Of course no one in 1925 knows this, but Cameron is making it his mission to try and stop her death. I will say that once the plot unfolds and the killer is revealed, I was blindsided by who it was and never suspected this person.

I did like Cameron and Candice’s adventurous spirit in enjoying life and not letting it just pass them by. The details of the story are also well researched and I felt like I was actually in 1925 and experiencing live in this town in Indiana.

I have really enjoyed all of this author’s books especially since the thought of time travel is intriguing and perhaps one day we really will be able to go into the past or future.

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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