Book: The Show Series: Northwest Passage #3 Author: John A Heldt Date of Publication: February 16, 2013 Publisher: John A Heldt Genre: science fiction, time travel, historical fiction, romance Source: author (thank you!!!) Rating: 3.5/5 Beans
Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu. She meets her parents as young, single adults and befriends a handsome, wounded Army captain just back from the war. In THE SHOW, the sequel to THE MINE, Grace finds love and friendship in the ashes of tragedy as she endures the trial of her life.
This is the third installment of John A Heldt’s Northwest Passage series. I received this book for the purpose of this review but this has not played a role in my opinion of the book, my opinion is actual and unbiased.
Alright, the review, right. If I had to review this book in one word it would be: heartbreaking!! Like seriously! The first half was so happy that I knew something had to happen and as soon as I hit the page where something else happened, I half expected something but was so saddened (the feels were real, my friends) when it actually happened. That’s my mini summary without spoilers.
Grace Smith is that character we all encounter (don’t deny it) in a fiction series that makes the hard decisions that we would think we could make but know in the back of our minds that we would not be able to make. She is pretty much the most determined and optimistic person I’ve ever met in a book. Each of John A Heldt’s books have had some very awesome characters and this one is no different. Lucy became one of my top three right now (in this books), so optimistic and innocent and happy and she just always made me smile. My third favorite character in this book was Margaret, she was awesome. She took everything that happened to her and her family in stride and didn’t seem to doubt Grace once she heard her story.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good romance along with adventure and time travel. In a sentence, that is this book. I did not get as caught up in the characters as I did in the last John A Heldt book I read, but still it was nice to catch up with the characters from The Mine once again.