Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book Review: Mercer Street (American Journey Bk 2) by John Heldt


I was sent this free ebook in exchange for an Honest Review. 

Goodreads Summary: 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 the second installment of the American Journey series. I loved the first one so I knew that this one would be great as well. 

This is one of my favorite authors. So when he asked me to read and review this book for him it was an automatic yes. This book did not fail at all with catching my attention and like all of his books I enjoyed reading this story. I don't know how he does the time travel with his stories but he does a great job with it. I think its pretty cool how his characters go back in time and "meet" their parents when they are young and see or become caught in other great historical events. History has been one of my favorite subjects in school so this series was bonus.  

Susan Peterson is a widow and needs to find a way for herself and to heal.  After meeting a professor that knows about time travel, Susan, her mother, and daughter take upon a vacation that would surly change their lives. The story is set in 1939 in New Jersey. Each lady has their own take and experience during that specific era. They all want some kind of healing and among everything something that makes their life meaningful. I don't want to give a lot away because you have to read this book. 

The writing was really good. I love the characters in this story and in some parts are can be relatable. The descriptions in the story is well written and captivating.  I love this series and I would recommend them in a heartbeat!

Rating 5stars
Recommend? Yes!!