Four Star Review: The Mine (Northwest Passage Book 1) by John A. Heldt
Kindle Unlimited Copy
Released: Time Travel, New Adult, Historical
Genre: February 13, 2012
Length: 288 pages
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.
Review by Sara:
I really enjoyed this book. What would you do if you were swept back in time? If you had knowledge that could change the future. Would you use that knowledge? Much like throwing a pebble in a calm lake you could watch the ripples take effect. Or would you try and do as little damage as possible not knowing what your impact may have on the future?
Joel finds himself in that exact position when he is swept back to 1941. It's right before Peal Harbor and the United States is going to change in a fundamental way. This is a young mans journey of friendship, love and self discovery set in a simpler time before World War II.
This is a wonderful novel and if you like historical romances or time travel romances this would definitely be a book for you.