The Lane Betrayal
by John A. Heldt
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Time Box - Book 1
Publication Date: February 29, 2020
Publisher: John A. Heldt
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Print Length: 299 pages
Available from: Amazon
From the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series comes the first book in the Time Box saga.
Virginia physicist Mark Lane has a problem. Weeks after privately creating two time machines, he learns his corporate partner wants to use the portable devices for nefarious purposes. Rather than give him the chance to do so, Mark takes the time boxes and escapes to the relative safety of 1865.
For Mark, wife Mary, and their children, the adventure is a chance to grow. Mary runs a business. Jeremy, 19, and Ashley, 12, befriend escaped slaves. Laura, 22, finds her place as a nurse. Jordan, 25, falls for a beautiful widow. All hope to find peace in the past.
Billionaire Robert Devereaux has other ideas. Shortly after Mark's betrayal, he sends an assassin to 1865 to retrieve his property and set matters straight.
Filled with romance, suspense, and history, THE LANE BETRAYAL follows a modern American family as it tries to find security and contentment in the final weeks of the Civil War.
The Lane Betrayal by John A. Heldt (Time Box, #1)
Once again, John A. Heldt journeys back in time and takes his readers along for the ride! Deftly blending history and fantasy, family, love, intrigue and danger, THE LANE BETRAYAL is a fabulous escape into another world!
A brilliant physicist creates two time machines, then discovers his powerful corporate partner has plans to use them for less than honorable purposes. Determined to keep his machines out of the hands of a madman while keeping his family safe, he escapes into the nineteenth century, at the end of the Civil War, family in tow.
What they will experience is nothing short of amazing, from love to commitment, to false imprisonment to the death of a president. Just when they think they have covered all of their bases, they discover they are being chased by an assassin from the future and time may have run out for the family of six.
Following their journey is like stepping back in time, witnessing their handling of situations is nothing short of awe inspiring! Adventure, heartache, daring and the strength of family makes for a fascinating read that is pure pleasure from start to finish! Nail-biting moments, heart-wrenching moments are woven in like a tapestry of fantasy as John A. Heldt once again creates a world out of our time frame makes it feel real, kind of like the best history lesson ever, because we are there!
I received a complimentary copy from John A. Heldt! This is my honest and voluntary review.