Review of The Journey (Northwest Passage #2) by John A. Heldt

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Genre: Time Travel Romance

Book Length (Est.): 242 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Seattle, 2010. When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion. But when Michelle returns to Unionville, Oregon, and joins three classmates on a spur-of-the-moment tour of an abandoned mansion, she gets more than she asked for. She enters a mysterious room and is thrown back to 1979.

Distraught and destitute, Michelle finds a job as a secretary at Unionville High, where she guides her spirited younger self, Shelly Preston, and childhood friends through their tumultuous senior year. Along the way, she meets widowed teacher Robert Land and finds the love and happiness she had always sought. But that happiness is threatened when history intervenes and Michelle must act quickly to save those she loves from deadly fates. Filled with humor and heartbreak, THE JOURNEY gives new meaning to friendship, courage, and commitment as it follows an unfulfilled soul through her second shot at life.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

After a brief moment of overwhelming emotions caused from missing 2010 and the realization she won’t ever return to the time she knows, Michelle pulls herself together and moves on with her new life in 1979. She befriends her younger self and uses her knowledge to both help and guide not only her younger self, but also anyone who needs it. She becomes a well-respected woman who is known not only for her kindness but also her generosity.

Even the best intentions can hold dire consequences. One fateful event may be avoided with a little guidance, but it leaves in its wake room for another one. I honestly never saw the ending of this book coming. Michelle’s life in 1980 and Shelly’s future did not end up anything like I would have expected, but although one was sad, the other was perfect.

I’m looking forward to reading the sequel, The Fire, to see what else John A. Heldt has in store for this family.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: A race. “I think I peed my pants.” That one had me laughing!

My Favorite Character: The boy who becomes the man at the end of the book. Love him!

Overall, I give this 4 stars! 

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