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#The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain-Review-5 stars #NetGalley

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Don’t Miss This Fabulous New Novel by Diane Chamberlain, Coming 10/2/18!

 

The Dream Daughter is an extraordinarily well-written time-travel novel. Once I started this book I didn’t want to put it down, not even for a moment. The author pulled me into her story, right from the start. I loved the realistic characters, the intriguing plot, and the flowing dialogue. 

Hunter Poole is a physicist. He is from the future, 2018 to be exact, but he won’t be returning to the twenty-first century anytime soon, or ever. And, Hunter is okay with that. He loves the simpler life of the twentieth century. It’s 1970 and Hunter is a contented man. He has his lovely wife, Patti, by his side and their beautiful son John Paul. Hunter will always be grateful to Carly, his sister-in-law, for introducing him to Patti. But, it was time for him, to return the favor, and he was nervous.

Hunter never told Patti or Carly that he was from the future, but he was going to have to confess now. He owed it to Carly. Her unborn daughter wouldn’t live long after birth if she didn’t have a heart procedure soon. The problem was, however, that fetal surgery was unheard of in1970. Hunter was going to have to send Carly into the future. And, unfortunately, she was going to have to do it alone.

Carly would do anything to save her baby. She would never have thought that traveling through time was going to be the easy part of her journey. Unfortunately, she was going to need every bit of courage and strength she could muster up, to weather the challenges ahead.  

The Dream Daughter is a fabulous novel. Highly recommended. I loved every page. Five well-deserved stars from this reader.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 25 novels published in more than twenty languages. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue. Diane’s background in psychology has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create her realistic characters.

Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore. She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making North Carolina her home.

Diane received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents. All the while Diane was writing on the side. Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel. 

Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole. She has three stepdaughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She’s currently at work on her next novel.

Please visit Diane’s website at http://www.dianechamberlain.com for more information on her newest novel, The Stolen Marriage, and a complete list of her books.

 

The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt–Review–4 stars

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Don’t Miss John Heldt’s Newest Heartwarming, Time-Travel Novel!

 

The Memory Tree is the second book, in the Carson Chronicles, and begins where book one ended. 

The Carson siblings are traveling through time, in search of their parents. When they successfully reach the year of 1918, they decide to split up and hunt for clues. Adam and Bridget travel to Duluth, Minnesota, Cody and Caitlin to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Greg to Tijuana, Mexico. Natalie decides to take a trip to France for a journalist opportunity.

A lot has happened since Tim and Caroline saw they children; Greg has had multiple brushes with the law and has fallen in love, Adam is happily married to an Irish Girl, Bridget. Caitlin and Cody meet an old friend in Gettysburg to share memories, laughter, and tears. Natalie travels to France and has the opportunity of a lifetime presented to her. The story that captured my heart, the most, though, was Greg’s, his adventures, relationships, and scrapes with the law.    

The Memory Tree is crafted with poignant, touching moments; sweet, romantic encounters; danger and adventure. John A. Heldt is a fabulous storyteller and writer. If you enjoy heartwarming time-travel stories, The Memory Tree is the book for you.

Thank you, John Heldt for my complimentary copy of The Memory Tree!

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, Heldt is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

 

*Indiana Belle* by John A. Heldt*5-Stars

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Indiana Belle, book three of the American Journey Series, is a superbly crafted, compelling and delightfully entertaining time-travel read. I loved every page of this engaging tale and read it in one day. I became a fan of John Heldt, after reading his first book, in the Northwest Passage series, The Mine. I found Indiana Belle, every bit as enjoyable, witty, and cleverly crafted as that first book of his, that I fell in love with.

Cameron Coelho is a doctoral student in Rhode Island, working on his dissertation. Cameron became intensely interested while researching the Roaring Twenties, in a woman, Candace Bell, who was brutally murdered in 1925. Cameron not only felt a connection to this beautiful Indiana Belle but was captivated, also, by her diary, especially the passages mentioning time-travel.

He located Professor Geoffrey Bell, a believer in time-travel and struck up a deal with him. Geoffrey Bell and Cameron Coelho, both had something that the other man wanted. After much deliberation, an agreement was reached, and Cameron was sent back in time to the year, 1925. Although Cameron had agreed not to interfere with Candace Bell’s fate, he secretly knew that he could not honor that promise. There was no way; Cameron could allow, the woman of his dreams to be pummeled to death.

Indiana Belle is a murder mystery as well as a sweet romance. I was captivated from the first page. I never wanted this story to end. It is that good. Highly recommended.

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

5 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.

**The Mine**by John Heldt*5-Stars

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The Mine is an outstanding and superbly-crafted historical fiction, time-travel novel. I found this book to be a clever, and incredibly well-written witty read, as well as a touching love story. I loved every page of this spellbinding book and read it in one day. The Mine pulled me into its world and held me captive until nothing else existed.

Joel Smith is an extrovert and risk-taker. He’s also a charming and incredibly handsome young man with a magnetic personality. Joel’s brave and adventurous spirit got him into thinking that exploring an abandoned mine in Montana was a grand idea. But it was his bewitching personality that complicated his life, once he exited the mine.

Joel was flabagasted when he realized that it wasn’t May of 2000, but of 1941. He was supposed to be graduating from college in a couple of weeks, but that wasn’t going to happen now. The last thing Joel remembered was touching the mine’s blue glowing walls.

Joel jumped off the park bench when he saw two thugs beating a man to a pulp. Tom Carter was bleeding and bruised but glad to be alive. He felt indebted to his new homeless friend, who saved his life. Tom brought Joel to his home, found him a job and introduced him to his friends and family. The two young men became fast best friends. Out of everyone that Tom introduced him to, Joel was the most interested in the very beautiful but engaged, woman, Grace Vanderberg.

Joel was aware that he should keep a low profile, and he knew that impacting anyone’s life in 1941 could alter history, as well as his own existence. But he just couldn’t seem to leave the blond, engaged girl alone. Joel knew that he was being selfish and was playing with Grace’s fate. And then it came, the thing that Joel had been dreading and hoping for at the same time.

I found John Heldt’s writing to be razor sharp and progressive. There were no wordy paragraphs or boring pages to skip. The Mine was pure entertainment, a gem of a book. I highly recommend giving The Mine a read. This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it won’t be my last. John Heldt is a talented author. Don’t miss him.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover