Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: The Show by John A Heldt

The Show by John A Heldt
Published Date: February 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: Historical Fiction

The Story: Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu. She meets her parents as young, single adults and befriends a handsome, wounded Army captain just back from the war.

In THE SHOW, the sequel to THE MINE, Grace finds love and friendship in the ashes of tragedy as she endures the trial of her life.

My Review:  WOW!!  I had the opportunity to read The Mine and The Show.  I was so glad to see that we were able to find out what happened in the end of The Mine.  The Show is in Grace's POV and a few other smaller characters.  More so we can see what is happening with Joel and Grace.  I was on the edge of my seat reading this book.  I had a hard time putting it down. 

We start with Grace's expierence in finding Joel.  Boy, do I love the descriptions of the scenery!! When everything seems to be going just fine, BAM, Grace is transported backwards in time. Then, wow, she starts to get a grasp at what it must have felt like for Joel, when he traveled from 2000 to 1941.  Luckily she finds some good smaritains, who take her in.  Then, the handsome wounded Army captain captures her fancy.  Only Grace is no longer sure if she'll ever make it back to Joel.  What to know what happens?  Pick up a copy of The Show and find out!!


1 comment:

For the Love of YA said...

I'm so glad to have found this review. I LOVE books with time portals to the early- to mid-twentieth century. Thanks for the tip.

Risha Mullins