Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mercer Street by John A. Heldt (American Journey #2)

Mercer Street
by John A. Heldt

My rating: 5 stars

Series: American Journey - Book 2
Publisher: John A. Heldt (October 21, 2015)
Publication Date: October 21, 2015
Genre: Historical Romantic Time Travel
Print Length: 431 pages
Available from: Amazon
Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties. Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, MERCER STREET gives new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.

Mercer Street by John A. Heldt (American Journey #2)

Mercer Street (American Journey, #2)Three generations of strong women take a mental and emotional break from a recent loss by taking in the sun and sand of California, as well as an intriguing speech given by a man who discusses time travel and its possibilities. Little did Susan, her mother Elizabeth and her daughter Amanda know that this one chance meeting with this professor would lead them to a world filled with memories, hope, renewal and even their fated destinies.

Imagine being able to see your infant self, meet the parents you lost so long ago and to witness the world you grew up in. Elizabeth found her past, realized the love her parents had and even visited the spot of one of the most memorable days of her life starting out as a newlywed.

Susan found that the pain of her husband’s betrayal and death could be lessened in a world far simpler than the twenty-first century. Was this a more honest and sincere time?

Amanda, ever the serious one found a kindred spirit in a German researcher with his own secrets. For these three brave women, the gift of going back in time is both an eye opening and sometimes difficult adventure, as they must be careful never to reveal their own secrets and labeled “eccentric” to say the least.

Follow their journey to a time when life had a different set of problems, where people actually engaged personally with others and relationships seemed more intense and deeper. Mercer Street by John A. Heldt is another trip back to the past, when front porches were filled with friends, it was okay to smile at strangers and life without the conveniences of contemporary times makes it a more valuable experience. Feel the atmosphere Mr. Heldt imbues into each page, picture the clothes of the times and understand the resiliency of the melting pot that is America, but most of all, feel the love and romance of being in the right place at the right time.

I received this copy from John A. Heldt in exchange for my honest review.

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