Friday, May 8, 2015

Book Review: September Sky by John Heldt

I received this free ebook from the author in exchange for a honest review.

Goodreads summary: When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city. Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, SEPTEMBER SKY follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come. 

This is my second book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed reading this one as much as I did the first book that I read. I have not always been a fan of time travel but what I really liked about this is from the beginning of the story it gets your attention all the way to the end.  As before, the characters are well developed  and the story was written very good. What my favorite thing about this book was his writing.  His stories  seem so realistic and you will find yourself as a character in the story as well. I applaud authors that do that. That makes the story so much better. 

 The historical parts were dead on and the research was evident that the author did his job with researching for the story. 

I honestly could not put this book down. In between school and work I could not wait to get a break so I can finish. I look forward to  reading more books written by this author in the future. 

Rating 4.5Stars
Recommend? Yes.