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*Class of ’59 by John A. Heldt

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Class of ’59 is a delightful time-travel tale.

College senior, Mark Ryan, sat on the floor in the old mansion, shell-shocked, after opening an antique desk drawer. The drawer contained information regarding time-travel, specifically between the years of 1959 and 2017. The most exciting part of Mark’s discovery was that not only was it 1959 but that the time-travel tunnel, was in the mansion’s basement.

Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime, Mark entered the tunnel without delay and found himself in the year of 2017. Stunned and excited, he couldn’t wait to share his discovery with Ben, his younger brother. When he tried to re-enter the time-tunnel, however, there was a beautiful, inquisitive guest of the mansion, blocking his way. Not knowing what to say, Mark ended up telling Mary Beth the truth. They both agree to let their younger siblings in on the secret. Mark, Mary Beth, Ben, and Piper became a close-knit group. Mary Beth and Piper had always been fascinated with the 1950s, so Mark and Ben decided to take them back to that time-period. The group had only planned on staying, in that year, for a short while, but one week ended up turning into three. Nobody wanted to say goodbye. However, the young explorer’s adventurous experience, came to an abrupt halt, when Mary Beth and Mark, found themselves, being chased by a gang of mobsters.

The author describes the 1950s, with enough vivid details that I couldn’t help but feel part of the story. I found Class of ’59 to be a light, entertaining and fun story.

I received this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*The Journey* by John A. Heldt

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Journey. This was a different sort of time-travel story for me, because, in The Journey, the time-traveler takes an active roll in changing history. Michelle Jennings, the heroine, and time-traveler takes a bold stance by helping people make better life choices. She is particularly interested in the teenager, Shelly Preston because Shelly is Michelle’s younger self.

In The Journey, the heroine finds that she has inadvertently traveled from the year, 2010 to the 1970’s, and comes face to face with her teenage self and her parents. Michelle makes it her mission to correct the poor choices she had once made in her life, and to save others from dying.

I found the storyline interesting and the writing compelling. If you are looking for something different, look no further.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

**Twice Upon A Kiss** by Jane Susann MacCarter *5-Stars

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Twice Upon A Kiss is an outstanding and compelling, time-travel, historical fiction romance.

Stella, a comatose patient, was on life-support in a Minneapolis Hospital after surviving a gunshot wound to the head. Stella opened her eyes, not in the twenty-first century Minneapolis hospital, though, but in a prehistoric village called Jarmo, in 7000BC. She recognized the Eden type place from Professor Harry Vale’s many passionate lectures about it. Jarmo was every bit as beautiful as her Professor described it to be. Jarmo was a place of peace, harmony, and laughter. War was still an unknown to the Jarmo people, but it wouldn’t stay that way for long. War was coming to Jarmo and the twenty-first century Stella would play a major role in it.

The story alternates between present day comatose Stella to self-assured, Jarmo Chieftain’s wife, Stella. I found this book to be unique, compelling and incredibly well-written. The fascinating prehistoric life of Jarmo came alive for me, as well as Stella’s relationship with Chieftain Hari and Professor Harry. Each one of these characters was well-developed and had distinct, individual personalities.

Twice Upon A Kiss is not just a time-travel romance or a fantastic historical fiction read. It’s a story about feeling the fullness of life, the ecstasy of love, the stabbing pain of jealousy, the agony of loss, and the bittersweet peace and understanding that can only come with acceptance. The book left me spellbound. I loved it and highly recommend giving Twice Upon A Kiss a read.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.