Indiana Belle by John Heldt

What’s worth the risks of time travel, murder, revenge, catastrophic weather and a mother’s wrath?  A Midwestern beauty with wit to match.  When 2017 doctoral student Cameron Coelho lays eyes on journalist Candice Bell’s 1925 portrait, he falls in love, plunging into his research on 1920s social norms in the Midwest via time-travel, crime-fighting, and old fashioned courtship.  Cameron joins Candice in her investigation into Evansville’s dark side, while trying not to get on the dark side of could-be mother-in-law.  With mother’s permission, the pair travels by rail across the country to gather important time-travel accoutrements for Cameron’s physicist benefactor and Candice’s future relative, impressing and mystifying one another on the way.  John Heldt entertains with short chapters packed with punch and conflicts that resolve.  The characters are dreamers who “overcome the odds… they make things happen,” most notably blending past, present and future with charm and genre-bending creativity.  This isn’t your average sci-fi; it is his eighth book, third in the American Journey series.  As a bonus, the self-published author offers a prediction about 2041.  see other indie reviews here

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Author: marilivtollefson

I live in Eau Claire, WI with Jon, Emery and 3 cats. I teach and play violin, take walks, volunteer in the local school library, clean, cook, make art, read and review books, write short stories, and practice taekwondo.

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