Series: American Journey #2
Author: John A Heldt
Genres: Sci-Fi, Time Travel
Publication Date: October 21st 2015
Published by: Self Published
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Also by this author: September Sky
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 is a well written engaging story that’s not only entertaining but a history lesson as well. It’s a story that has 3 points of view over 3 generations of the one family all-seeing 1938 through their own eyes.
There appears to be an enormous amount of care taken with this book to entwine real historical events in with these characters and that makes this feel more like a true story rather than fiction.
The characters are very easy to relate to and feel like real people who you would know.
The emotions expressed are tear-jerkers at times as well as happy and reflective, depending on the point of view.
It moves a long a steady pace but speeds up the further you get into it. Probably a little slower pace than I usually like at first but I’m glad that I stuck with it because the end was certainly worth it.
Great read, 4 stars!
Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book
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