REVIEW – The Mine by John A. Heldt

Reviewed by Heather


Back to the Future is one of my all time favorite movies because of the fun story line and the aspects of the space time continuum that boggle my mind. "Time and Again" is one of my favorite novels because of the rich history described in the book. So when I was offered a copy of "The Mine" in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance. Joel is a college senior on a trip with his friend before graduation. On the day that six planets are in alignment, creating some mystical force in the universe, he stumbles upon a mine that takes him back to the year 1941, right before Pearl Harbor. 

At first I found Joel and all the other characters to be incredibly one dimensional. In fact, the only character I cared for at all was actually Linda, who turns put to be a bit of a bitch. However, as the novel progressed, I enjoyed the development of Joel, Grace, and Ginny. Joel did seem a little apathetic about the events unfolding, though and that bothered me. But I guess I'm a hysterical female because I would be waving my hands around like a maniac trying to stop Tom from leaving.

Toward the halfway mark, I found that I couldn't put it down. I was completely immersed in the storyline and anxious to see how it played out.

I would highly recommend this novel if you like a suspenseful novel with a little bit of romance that leaves you thinking.

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