Thursday, October 26, 2017

River Rising by John Heldt (Carson Chronicles, #1)

River Rising
by John A. Heldt

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Carson Chronicles - Book 1
Publication Date: September 18, 2017
Publisher: John A. Heldt
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Print Length: 661 pages
Available from: Amazon
Weeks after his parents disappear on a hike, engineer Adam Carson, 27, searches for answers. Then he discovers a secret web site and learns his mom and dad are time travelers stuck in the past. Armed with the information he needs to find them, Adam convinces his younger siblings to join him on a rescue mission to the 1880s.

While Greg, the adventurous middle brother, follows leads in the Wild West, Adam, journalist Natalie, and high school seniors Cody and Caitlin do the same in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Like the residents of the bustling steel community, all are unaware of a flood that will destroy the city on May 31, 1889.

In RIVER RISING, the first novel in the Carson Chronicles series, five young adults find love, danger, and adventure as they experience America in the age of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons.

River Rising by John Heldt (Carson Chronicles, #1) 

River Rising (Carson Chronicles, #1)History lives once again under the skilled pen of author John A. Heldt. RIVER RISING begins a new era in Mr. Heldt’s time traveling, romantic sagas as one letter sends five siblings on an incredible journey into the past to find their missing parents.

What the Carson siblings didn’t know was that their lives and the lives of those they have grown to love will be threatened by a raging flood that will tear out the very heart of a bustling Pennsylvania town, even as the hunt for their parents points to a new direction. They were so close, but have they run out of time as history washes away the last straws they had to grasp at?

What would you do to find someone you love, even if the clues lead you to attempt the seemingly impossible? Could you take a leap of faith through time? The Carson siblings took that leap, all five of them and together they would find joy, love, heartache and loss, as well as a new appreciation for each other.

John A. Heldt had me tearing up more than once! He also planted me firmly in the 1880’s, from his incredible descriptions of an era an atmosphere and the people of a bygone era! Sweet romance, a simpler time, people helping each other and the feeling that the times were cutting edge, and a major catastrophe was not imminent. Can you imagine knowing the history of a town, events about to take place and being unable to thwart horror in time? Then again, what if you did avert disaster, what would that do to the future you came from? Not only does John A. Heldt tell an amazing story, he leaves his readers caught up in them long after that final word, because…”What if?”…

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary copy.

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