Genre: Time Travel Romance
Book Length (Est.): 286 Pages
In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE is a love story that follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
First of all I have to ask: Did anyone else cry at the end of this book? Oh my goodness I sure did!
This book start off with Joel. He kind of reminds me of that handsome boy who has it all and does it all, plus add in brains and you get the arrogant man he starts off as. But there’s nothing like a trip through time to put your arrogance in check…well sort of. He is what he is and he can’t help that he’s a crowd pleaser who can charm almost everyone he meets.
Grace on the other hand is a sweet girl with a saddened past. She thinks her life is starting to go great. She’s on the verge of graduating and just got engaged to her Navy officer boyfriend of a few months, and then she meets Joel who put a crack in her fine laid plans. Like everyone else, she can’t resist his charm or his persistence to win her heart.
With Grace by his side Joel discovers what he had always been missing…true love. But when the chance of returning to his time comes around he’s left with the difficult decision to leave his heart in 1941 or completely mess up the time line and bring her to 2000 with him. The decision hangs heavily on him and in the end he makes the only decision he thinks is right.
My Favorite Quote: “Well, Hell’s bells, Monty, what’s behind Door Number Three?” I love it because it shows a bit of Joel’s humor and for me it was where the story really began to turn.
My Favorite Moment: The ending! It was unexpected and perfect.
Overall, I give this 5 stars!
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