Monday, August 26, 2013

The Mine by John A. Heldt

From Amazon(image and blurb):
In 2000, 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 Whirlaway, 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. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

John had requested that I read and review The Mine. The time travel plot caught my attention, and so I agreed.

Overall The Mine is a good read.  Going back in time and visiting 1941 was quite interesting.  Heldt did a good job transporting the reader to 1941 and giving us a glimpse of what it was like right before WWII.  It was interesting to see how Joel adapted from modern times to 1941.  Some things I don't think I would have thought about, but Heldt did and that also helped to make the story more plausible.

Let me tell you the ending is very emotional as Joel had to make decisions.  The ending is quite a twist that I thought was great!


  1. I enjoyed this book and the others in this series.

    1. Hi Teena, I am glad you also enjoyed this and the other books in the series. I do have one more to read and review that will be coming later in the year though. Thanks for stopping by!



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