Happy Monday! Today I am bringing to you another in the wonderful American Journey series by John Heldt. We are thrown back to a time of flappers, extravagance, prohibition and speakeasys. This is another win for John A. Heldt. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Have a wonderful week ahead!!
Providence, Rhode Island, 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. Filled with history, romance, and intrigue, INDIANA BELLE follows a lonely soul on the adventure of a lifetime as he searches for love and answers in the age of Prohibition, flappers, and jazz.
Cameron has made the 1920’s his life. Once he gets his hands on the writings and belongings of a young journalist that made midwest America stand out he couldn’t help but become obsessed with her. When he realizes some of the idealized writings regarding time travel are possible he knows he must travel back to meet this woman that has captured his attention like no other. He will find that meeting her is the least of what he wants to do. He wants to change the past and save her life, but can he do that without destroying the future?
This was another wonderfully written novel. I truly enjoy the time travel and historical elements. Having said that I have read all of these novels and I do lose a little interest with the introduction to time travel in each novel. I understand the necessity since each novel can be read as a standalone but for those of us who are devoted readers it can get cumbersome. That being said I totally loved this story. It really had me guessing what was going to happen. The mix of a person thrown into the past trying to not change it is an incredible premise and all of these books continue to grow and fascinate. I can’t wait to see where we travel to next. If you haven’t yet read this series I highly recommend it for those looking for a good love story with some history and paranormal mixed in.