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Stormi's Review: Indian Paintbrush (Carson Chronicles #3) by John A. Heldt

APC PUBLISHER: John A. Heldt RELEASED: November 26, 2018 GENRE: time travel, romance LENGTH: 414 pages FORMAT: ebook


Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family in an internment camp. The time travelers regroup, bury some ghosts, and continue their search for their missing parents. Then old problems return, new ones emerge, and a peaceful hiatus becomes a race for survival. In INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, the sequel to RIVER RISING and THE MEMORY TREE, several young adults find love and adventure as they navigate the home front during the height of World War II.


The Carson siblings are at it again. This time they find themselves in the 1940s, in the middle of WW2. They decide to take a break and settle in their home state to wait for their parents. They plan to live their lives, and each one is doing what they can to help the war effort. Nothing seems to go as planned for them, though. Their break from danger appears to bring it none the less when the Carson men are hit up to draft into the military and old problems arise anew. This brings a whole new set of trials for the Carson family. I love these books. I have been honored to read all of John Heldts books and each one is better than the last. This story was another action and romance filled read. The characters become like your own family when you follow them as you do in these books. Each time one loves you feel it. Each time one hurts, you feel it just as deep. At least that's how I always feel when reading these stories. This story gave a picture of the 1940s and war that is seen through the eyes of time travelers. It's a treasure. Each sibling has their own journey they follow as they also navigate as a group. Just as before, you can't have one siblings story without the rest. All present challenges and triumph. And the ending was, so action packed I was on the edge of my seat. This was by far the best book yet. John Heldt has become one of my favorite authors. I enjoy each of his books and series so much. This series is yet another great one in, I hope, a list of many more to come. This book is about family, danger, love, time travel, history, and triumph. It has it all, and it was awesome.

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