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Hannah's Moon (American Journey Book 5) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B06X3RKB37
- Publisher : John A. Heldt (8 February 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1184 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 309 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 199,441 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This particular story is very enjoyable, heartbreaking, exciting, informative and compelling.
If only time travel was possible…
The story begins with heartbreak when, following a miscarriage and years of trying to conceive, Claire Rasmussen and her husband, Ron, enquire about adoption. After learning the waiting time is six years, and extremely expensive, it seems like their longing to become parents may remain a dream. That is, until Claire’s uncle, Professor Bell, provides a solution.
Having experienced this trauma myself, I can honestly say the author has an outstanding understanding of what couples go through in this situation. He describes their heartbreak and yearning accurately with emotion and sensitivity.
Along with Claire’s brother, David, they travel back to 1945 when adoption was faster and more simplified. Their experiences during this time, the final months of world War II, prove to be not so easy. Their lives become a whirlwind of romance, danger, suspense and uncertainty.
Yes, it is a time travel story but rather than being science fiction it is drama, emotions, danger, history and suspense. In other words, it is a darn good read.
Regular readers of my blog and reviews will know I am a staunch John A Heldt fan. Hannah’s Moon is the fifth, final and best of his American Journey series. This is a very special story that is a must read.
Heldt is an amazing story teller. His skills have produced an engaging story that flows consistently with likeable characters and reality; one that will have the reader misty eyed, laughing and biting their nails.
The characters are well developed and believable. As it is told through the perspective of each of them, I felt I was living their experiences alongside them. One little touch I loved was when even the brilliant Professor and his wife had some difficulties with time travel.
Hannah’s Moon is a wonderful conclusion to the series – or is it? At the end of the story the characters from the other books are brought together and, if you have read these, it tells how his previous adventurers have fared. If you haven’t there is enough explanation not to feel you have missed something and, I believe, enough to have you going back to read them. The final part concerning the Professor and his family also opens the door for yet more of this amazing man.
As always, my only complaint about all of John A Heldt’s books are that they are not in print – I would love to have them all on my bookshelf.
If, or should I say, when, you read Hannah’s Moon be sure to include the acknowledgements. They show the author’s commitment to accuracy of his time periods and history through research and consultation.
I received a copy of Hannah’s Moon from the author with a personal option on reviewing the book.
My rating? To date, I have rated all of Mr Heldt’s books 4 or 5 stars and this is definitely a 5*. I just wish I could give it more.
Top reviews from other countries
In 1945 there were a plethora of orphans everywhere . In USA it would be the best time for a young woman to try to adopt in 1945. Adoption restrictions and limitations caused the Rasmussen’s to decide on some unorthodox methods.
Claire’s Aunt and Uncle are key to this adventure they find out a way that they can go back in time and adopt a child. Claire, Ron, And David travel through a time tunnel to 1945. They end up dealing with all sorts of things that are strange to them coming from 2017.
Once they land in Tennessee,things get very confusing. There is a lot of stressful decisions, government concerns with the navy, fear, the need to get back to their time, with all the roadblocks in their way. They had to fear for their ultimate survival. I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of the story. Highly recommended as an fun, interesting , and diverse time travel read.
The trouble, however, is that adopting a healthy baby in the 21st century can take years - if it happens at all. The couple is already in their mid-thirties and loath to keep letting time pass.
Thanks to uncle Geoffrey Bell's secret time travel discovery, the couple has the chance to go to 1945, a time when babies waiting for adoptive homes are plentiful. What can possibly go wrong? Claire and Ron wonder. They'll stay as long as necessary to clear the regulations, then zoom back to the future with their newest family member.
Of course, as with anything, there are complications and problems. What happens if the Rasmussens are stuck in 1945 forever? Or even worse, what if they can't live anywhere safely?
As a few other reviewers said, the book does go a bit slow in some chapters, but enthusiasm for finding out more in regard to the overall story's conclusion helps the reader through that. The characters are intriguing, well-rounded and realistic - the book alternates between the POV of Ron, Claire, Claire's brother David, and their 1945 friend Margaret. Readers will be eager to find out what happens til the very end.