Thursday, October 20, 2016

Book Review: Class of '59 by John Heldt

(I received this ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads summary: When Mary Beth McIntire settles into a vacation house on June 2, 2017, she anticipates a quiet morning with coffee. Then she hears a noise, peers out a window, and spots a man in 1950s attire standing in the backyard. She panics when the trespasser sees her and enters the house though a door to the basement. She questions her sanity when she cannot find him.

In the same house on March 21, 1959, Mark Ryan finds a letter. Written by the mansion’s original owner in 1900, the letter describes a basement chamber, mysterious crystals, and a formula for time travel. Driven by curiosity, Mark tests the formula twice. On his second trip to 2017, he encounters a beautiful stranger. He meets the woman in the window.

Within hours, Mary Beth and Mark share their secret with her sister and his brother and begin a journey that takes them from the present day to the age of sock hops, drive-ins, and jukeboxes. In CLASS OF ’59, the fourth book in the American Journey series, four young adults find love, danger, and adventure as they navigate the corridors of time and experience Southern California in its storied prime.
 


This is the newest edition to the American Journey series. I have talked and talked about how much I love the author's writing and this one was just as good.

 This is a story about a man named Mark that lands in 2017 and meets a beautiful woman named Mary Beth McIntire and her sister. He then takes them back to his time in 1959. The time travel is what keeps you hooked into the story because of everything that takes place. The whole '50's era was great and fun to read about. I like the romances that took place with the sisters falling in love with the brothers. After some time there were some choices that had to be made between them.  It was a light read and I really enjoyed reading it. 

The writing is something that I love about the author. I've always said that I can always imagine myself right along with the characters in his stories. If you haven't read the American Journey series or the Northwest Passage series I promise you will love it.

Rating. 4Stars