Indiana Belle, by John A. Heldt
From Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol) toÂ Diana Gabaldon (Outlander)Â and Stephen King (11/22/63) time traveling has alwaysÂ held a deep fascinationÂ for a lot of writers. Not to mention the widespread appreciation amongÂ readers of all ages.
So, pack your bags because time traveling is a thing!Â John A. HeldtÂ -author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage and American Journey series- knows how to makeÂ a good story. John’sÂ captivating and fluid style will capture your attention since the very first page.
The splendid Indiana Belle is set inÂ Providence, Rhode Island, in 2017. When doctoral student Cameron Coelho, 28, opens a package from Indiana, he finds more than private papers that will help him with his dissertation. He finds a photograph of a beautiful society editor murdered in 1925 and clues to a century-old mystery. Within days, he meets Geoffrey Bell, the “time-travel professor,” and begins an unlikely journey through the Roaring Twenties in search for love and answers in the age of Prohibition, flappers, and jazz.
In The Mine,Â Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever.
Travelling at the speed of light, back in the twenties living great adventures… sounds like the perfect summer book! Enjoy!