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Mercer Street (American Journey Book 2) by [Heldt, John A.]
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Love, honor, and courage take center stage in the second book of John Heldt’s American Journey time-travel series as three women from the present become entangled in the past in the tension-filled months leading up to World War II.

Weeks after her husband dies in the middle of an affair, Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel.

Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth begins a friendship with her refugee parents and infant self, while Susan and Amanda fall for a widowed admiral and a German researcher with troubling ties.

Filled with poignancy, heartbreak, and intrigue, MERCER STREET gives new meaning to sacrifice and commitment as it follows three strong-willed souls on the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1059 KB
  • Print Length: 612 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: John A. Heldt (21 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0170DP9TQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #394,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Susan Peterson's life changed drastically in 2016. She found her husband was having an affair and then he died. Susan was furious about the affair but wasn't sure what to do with herself. Susan, her mother and daughter had planned a trip to California long before the world started crashing down around Susan. After talking it over, the three women decide the trip was just what they needed. It would clear the cobwebs out of their minds and allow them time to just relax. The trip however, is one they will not soon forget.

Beautiful. Incredible. Loving and compassionate are several words to describe this book. I am a fan of Mr. Heldts. His writing style is one you'll enjoy from the first book. I found myself wondering how I'd handle all the stuff Susan has to. Mr. Heldt tells a story in a way that makes you feel as if he's talking only to you. You can easily lose yourself in his work. I can see this series as a weekly television show. It would be something worth watching. This book is well written and has such incredible three dimensional characters you won't be able to put it down.

I didn't find any issues.

I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it took my breath away. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Time Travel Tale Set in Pre-WW2 America 16 April 2016
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Another excellent time travel adventure by John Heldt. This is Heldt’s seventh novel and the second in his “American Journey” series. “Mercer Street” is the story of Susan Peterson’s journey (accompanied by her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda) from 2016 back to the year 1938. All of this is arranged by a lovable, if slightly eccentric professor whom Elizabeth befriends at one of his lecture on (what else?) time travel. The trio meets some of the world leaders who will play pivotal roles in the approaching World War. The recently widowed Susan finds a love interest as does her daughter Amanda. In some of the more humorous passages in the book, the elderly Elizabeth is called upon to baby sit her (infant) self. All in all a good tale with the author handling the complexities of pre-War America very deftly. Lots of twists and turns and some surprises in this novel. I think you will enjoy it. Five Stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BOOM 6 August 2016
By Phyllis Eisenstadt - Published on
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If you like time travel novels, you will LOVE this one. It is intricately detailed and well crafted, and held my interest from beginning to end. The narrative was so realistic that it seemed I not only saw and heard the characters speak and interact with each other, but I actually felt their individual dilemmas, and was trying to help them find solutions. So, in essence, this novel was interactive for me.

What I especially appreciated about this novel is that there is an aspect very similar to what you will find in novels of several Latin-American "Boom" authors. (Sorry, I cannot mention any more about this because it would then be a spoiler.)

In the meantime, you might want to come along and join three generations of fascinating women embarking on the most exciting, informative, and gratifying journey of their lives. You will not regret it. In fact, you will be enchanted by "Mercer Street," I promise!

I will certainly keep Mr. Heldt in mind when I look to purchase other books I can get into and not put down.
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me a good time travel book any day and let me live ... 5 May 2016
By Sandra K. Stiles - Published on
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Mercer Street by John A. Heldt

Genre: Adult, suspense
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

My Thoughts:
Give me a good time travel book any day and let me live in my own fantasy world. John Heldt has created two wonderful worlds. First we are in present time where Susan Peterson’s husband has died while having an affair. To ease the pain she goes to California with her mother and her daughter. Things take a real quick turn when the three of them time travel back to 1938 after meeting a professor. Susan’s mother gets to meet her parents and herself as an infant when they were new refugees.

Susan and her daughter each fall for a different man. The problem is they must be careful not to change things that will alter their future. This means they will be forced to make some very tough decisions. That is okay because the author has given us three very independent and tough women. This has everything I could want. Time travel, history and some romance that is not all mushy. The amount of research that went into this novel is what makes it so authentic and believable. I enjoyed the first book in this series. I highly recommend it to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I expected 28 February 2016
By Abby G. - Published on
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Book 2 of the American Journey series is a great follow up to September Sky. Just like John Heldt's previous Northwest Passage series, I love that the books are well researched and give a realistic account if the time period in which it is set. I also like that although the time travelers in this series start their journeys in the same way through Professor Bell's time tunnel, they have very different reasons for wanting to time travel and totally different experiences. Father and son in the first book and mother, daughter, and granddaughter in the second give different perspectives as well. I have loved every one of his books so far and look forward to what the rest of the series holds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time to travel again 7 November 2015
By Jim Morgan - Published on
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I have read all of John's book and this one was as exciting as all the others. I like the science fiction of time travel and the history lesson you receive during the development of the story. The characters are always believable and very likable. I also like that there are always a few surprises that make you grin. John is an excellent storyteller, I look forward to his next novel.