Stormi's Review: Mercer Street (American Journey #2) by John A. Heldt
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Publisher: John A. Heldt
Released: October 21, 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel
Length: 431 pages
Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties. Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, MERCER STREET gives new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.
Five (Huge) Boundless Stars
In the first book of this series, September Sky, you meet Professor Bell. The Time Travel man. He introduces the idea of time travel as a fact and brings certain people into this confidence. In this book he meets Elizabeth, Susan, and Amanda. Elizabeth is the mother to Susan while Susan is the mother to Amanda. So together these three generations of women go on an amazing journey to the past.
Susan recently lost her husband and in turn Amanda lost her father. After his death the women go on a vacation and attend the lecture of Professor Bell. When he gives them an opportunity they can't pass up they find themselves in 1938. Elizabeth chose this year because she wants to see her parents again. They go on a journey across America that is filled with pain, love, and redemption. Along the way they face troubles and heartache, but they battle each together. I really loved Mercer Street . It was written so well and was just as great as the first book. Most series books are so similar its easy to get bored with a continuing story, but this presented an all new adventure to fall in love with. I loved all the history and the relationship and family that these women show. The ending was a great surprise. It brought me to tears. I gave this book a 5 but if I could I'd give it a 10. It was Amazing.