The Mine by John A. Heldt (Book Review #47)

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This review was kindly requested by John A. Heldt.

The Mine is a story about Joel Smith and his curiosity getting the better of him when he visits an abandoned mine. As he emerges out of it, he discovers that it is no longer the year 2000. It is Memorial Day 1941, right before World War II and the Pearl Harbor. Things look very different, and he has to adjust.

Smith makes friends with Tom which leads to meeting a woman that happens to be his grandmother in the future. He needs to be careful not to change the future or change his family’s destiny. The novel focuses on historical facts, romance, and the emotional turmoil a person faces when he knows he has the power to change things. Should he play with fate?




Joel Smith is such a gentleman and has such a pleasing personality. He respected the time difference and did not try to abrupt it by spoiling anything that exists instead he molded into it. In fact, he enjoys the change and prefers the pace and lifestyle to the previous one he was in. The character building was great. The romance and love were even cuter, tantalizing to the mind and such a tease. What I also liked about the book was that you do not need to be a science fiction fan or a time traveler-reader to enjoy or understand this book.




The Author, John A. Heldt is very skillful in his writing. His literary expertise in writing about anything sad, sweet or funny is truly admirable. He skilfully combines the emotional and psychological impact of going back in time, back in technology, and having to face the reality of knowing some important facts that could save millions of lives yet affect the future of his heroines pure existence, was classic.

The Mine has a beautiful ending to its beautiful story.

A standing ovation for this Author will not suffice, so I will end this review by saying this, RUN, not walk to buy this book.

Written by Jeyran Main

If you’re not a runner then here is where you can buy this book on Amazon:

 As the author of nine novels, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of bloggers. While almost all are fair and thoughtful, few are as thorough as Jeyran Main. She breaks down a story, element by element, and tells readers the things they need to know to make informed decisions. I will gladly recommend her to authors and others looking for well-written, comprehensive evaluations of current literature.

John A. Heldt - The Author of "September Sky" December 11, 2016




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