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Stormi's Review: Camp Lake (Carson Chronicles #5) by John A. Heldt


PUBLISHER: John A. Heldt

RELEASED: September 30, 2019

GENRE: Time Travel, Romance

LENGTH: 325 pages

FORMAT: eBook, Paperback







Phoenix, Spring 1983. For the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, it has come down to this. Find the parents they have chased through time for more than two years or go home and resume their lives without them.

While Adam and Greg remain in Arizona and Natalie searches the country for leads, Cody and Caitlin travel to a summer camp in Maine, where their mother and father met as counselors. The twins, now 19, hope to intercept the older versions of their parents even as they work beside the younger ones.

All of the Carsons prepare for a reunion that seems inevitable. Then tragedy strikes one family member and seductive strangers pull two others in unhelpful directions as a summer of promise turns into one of uncertainty and sacrifice.

Filled with humor, romance, and heartbreak, CAMP LAKE, the poignant conclusion of the Carson Chronicles series, follows the lives of several spirited adults as they confront choices and change the era of big hair, space shuttles, and video arcades.


This was a fantastic end to this series. I have read all of this series, as well as all the others, and have NOT been disappointed yet. The Carson Clan is a fantastic group of siblings. On the search for their parents, that are lost in time, the siblings see, do, and experience things that ordinary people only wish to. The family bond that is present in this series is amazing. It is a clear picture of love and family. The clan faces pain, heartbreak, and loss while also experiencing the highs. The meetings, the relationships, and the love. This series was visual of the past, present, and future.

I loved this series. Of all the many I have read, it is, by far, my favorite time travel series to date. The characters are real and relatable. The emotions are written so well that I would find my self happy and sad. Crying and laughing. It is hard not to get deeply invested in this family. As far as books alone go, this was better than the last. Some things happened in this book that I was waiting for for so long. Other things sprung up on me and grabbed me by the heartstrings.

Overall, I can't complain about anything I have read in this book or this series. I loved it all. I can't wait to see what this author brings to the pages next.

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