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Stormi's Review: The Lane Betrayal (Time Box #1) by John A. Heldt


PUBLISHER: John A. Heldt

RELEASED: February 29, 2020

GENRE: Time Travel, Romance

LENGTH: 299 pages

FORMAT: eBook, Paperback







From the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series comes the first book in the Time Box saga.

Virginia physicist Mark Lane has a problem. Weeks after privately creating two time machines, he learns his corporate partner wants to use the portable devices for nefarious purposes. Rather than give him the chance to do so, Mark takes the time boxes and escapes to the relative safety of 1865.

For Mark, wife Mary, and their children, the adventure is a chance to grow. Mary runs a business. Jeremy, 19, and Ashley, 12, befriend escaped slaves. Laura, 22, finds her place as a nurse. Jordan, 25, falls for a beautiful widow. All hope to find peace in the past.

Billionaire Robert Devereaux has other ideas. Shortly after Mark's betrayal, he sends an assassin to 1865 to retrieve his property and set matters straight.

Filled with romance, suspense, and history, THE LANE BETRAYAL follows a modern American family as it tries to find security and contentment in the final weeks of the Civil War.


I have read all of the author's work, and I have to say that this book was amazing. I think its a new favorite. It was action packed and full of incredible historical detail. It was everything a time travel novel should be.

In this story, we meet the Lane family as they escape the future with a stolen time device. They are on the run in 1865 from a man from 2021. A man who wants them dead. A man they ruined before their great escape to the past.

I found this story to be an edge of your seat read. It kept me reading. I loved the characters. All of them are likable and easy to love. The Lane family is one of those that you can't help but love because of their strength as a family.

The history in this book was amazing. I hoped that Mr. Heldt would go this route with a story, and I am so glad he did. It was beautifully detailed and was an amazing slice of history.

Honestly, I can't wait to get my hands on book 2 of this series.

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