Genre: Time Travel Romance
Book Length (Est.): 290 Pages
Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu. She meets her parents as young, single adults and befriends a handsome, wounded Army captain just back from the war. In THE SHOW, the sequel to THE MINE, Grace finds love and friendship in the ashes of tragedy as she endures the trial of her life.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
I have to say I was honestly surprised to learn the story of Grace and Joel continued because I felt that the first book was so perfect and complete. I did however love to see how their future together unfolded.
Joel turns out to still be perfect, though I would have liked to have read from his point of view the thoughts in his head after Grace returned.
Grace never ceases to amaze me, or in this case shock me! I understand the whole time travel things leaves her missing her family and unsure of what the future would hold, but it seriously does not take her that much time before she begins to move on.
I don’t understand the whole time paradox thing, but I would have figured that Grace sending a certain two people back to the future would have ceased her to exist. Talk about a soon to be confusing family tree.
I honestly hate that I didn’t like this book when I loved The Mine so much! Maybe it was the fact that Grace and Joel’s story was so wonderful that it was frustrating to see how another time portal could change that happiness. Or maybe it was the fact that it changed points of view to characters I really wasn’t all that interested in.
My Favorite Character: John Walker. He is such a sweet man and followed his heart despite what anyone else thought. He deserved way better than he got! Though it was nice to see how his future played out.
My Favorite Moment: The perfect Hawaiian wedding.
Overall, I give this 3 Stars!
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