September Sky (American Journey #1) by John Heldt-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 1, 2015
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.
5 out of 5 for this reader folks!
Mr John Heldt, you are one of my few fave authors to review for. Your stories truely whisk me away and make me want to go on a time travel adventure of my own. I LOVE IT! *Insert Happy Dance*
September Sky is the first book of John Heldt’s new American Journey Series. This book revolves around a father and son team who travel back in time from modern day to 1900’s Texas. Although hesitant to take the plunge in time, these two soon learn that living in 1900’s suits them both quite well. Although having strict rules to follow during their adventure, they soon find these rules somewhat tossed away and have to learn to deal with the consequences of their actions. Facing rivals, falling in love, trying to right many wrongs and anticipating a horrible disaster make this an adventure one can never forget .. especially if one cannot return to previously known way of living. Nope no more details .. this is an experience you will want to treasure. LOL
John .. you rock my time travel world. Here’s the thing too .. I am not a big fan of time travel. You however, have a way of creating the most vivid pictures with your worlds and before I know it I am completely captivated and engrossed in your creativity. Your character development is one of the most amazing I have ever experienced and I fall helplessly in love with all your characters .. be them bad or good. You weave a sweet romance in so much action and adventure and when decisions need to be made I find my heart really invested. I gush as you are truely gush worthy!
Thank you for making this another book of yours that I adore and I cannot wait for your next one!
HAPPY READING! 🙂
Copy supplied by the author
Reviewed by Rachel T.