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Stormi's Review: River Rising (Carson Chronicles, #1) by John A. Heldt

APC PUBLISHER: John A. Heldt RELEASED: September 18, 2017 GENRE: time travel, historical LENGTH: 661 pages FORMAT: ebook


Weeks after his parents disappear on a hike, engineer Adam Carson, 27, searches for answers. Then he discovers a secret web site and learns his mom and dad are time travelers stuck in the past. Armed with the information he needs to find them, Adam convinces his younger siblings to join him on a rescue mission to the 1880s.

While Greg, the adventurous middle brother, follows leads in the Wild West, Adam, journalist Natalie, and high school seniors Cody and Caitlin do the same in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Like the residents of the bustling steel community, all are unaware of a flood that will destroy the city on May 31, 1889.

In RIVER RISING, the first novel in the Carson Chronicles series, five young adults find love, danger, and adventure as they experience America in the age of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

I jumped at the chance to read this book. So far I have read all of this authors books and I am a big fan. Each series is a wonderful surprise that I absolutely love. From romance to family, to time travel...these books have it all. In this story, you meet a group of brothers and sisters (Greg, Adam, Natalie, Cody, and Caitlin) who decide to go to the past in search of their time traveling parents. When Adam gets the news about his parents and the time traveling that took them away, he is a bit shocked. Once he presents it to his siblings, they all decide, together, to take a once in a lifetime journey to 1888. This is where this wonderful family story begins. Each sibling has their own journey in the past, while as a whole they are focused on finding their parents. This book was written so well. I loved that this story involves a family instead of just individuals like the other series have. I loved all the series, but this family outlook just gives this story a little extra feeling in my opinion. This story was so wonderful. It was full of history, family, romance, and danger. I loved the setting and the time period. I loved each of the characters. Each of the siblings are so easy to love. I can't wait to read the next book because this story ended on quite a cliffhanger. Overall, this book is a great start to a promising series. I was not let down at all. As a matter of fact, this just made me love this author more than I already did.

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