Title: The Lane Betrayal
Series: Time Box Book 1
Author: John A. Heldt
Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel,
Suspense, Romance, Adventure
About the Book:
From the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series comes the first book in the Time Box saga.
Virginia physicist Mark Lane has a problem. Weeks after privately creating two time machines, he learns his corporate partner wants to use the portable devices for nefarious purposes. Rather than give him the chance to do so, Mark takes the time boxes and escapes to the relative safety of 1865.
For Mark, wife Mary, and their children, the adventure is a chance to grow. Mary runs a business. Jeremy, 19, and Ashley, 12, befriend escaped slaves. Laura, 22, finds her place as a nurse. Jordan, 25, falls for a beautiful widow. All hope to find peace in the past.
Billionaire Robert Devereaux has other ideas. Shortly after Mark’s betrayal, he sends an assassin to 1865 to retrieve his property and set matters straight.
Filled with romance, suspense, and history, THE LANE BETRAYAL follows a modern American family as it tries to find security and contentment in the final weeks of the Civil War.
What people are saying:
“Once again, John Heldt journeys back in time and takes his readers along for the ride. Deftly blending history, fantasy, family, love, intrigue, and danger, The Lane Betrayal is a fabulous escape into another world.” — Tome Tender
“The action is amazing. The historical events woven into the storyline will have you on the edge of your seat.” — Donadee’s Corner
“With vengeance and murder, imprisonment and heartbreak, the ugliness of war, and the abolishment of slavery, The Lane Betrayal is an intriguing and imaginative story deeply rooted in historical fact and fiction.” — The Reading Cafe
“Heldt has surpassed his previous works with this entry. Politics, intrigue, suspense. It’s all here.” — Books are Theater of the Mind
“An explosive start to a series that will charm all time-travel fans.” — Read Try Write
“I don’t usually read stories set during the Civil War, but I enjoy Heldt’s storytelling and his ability to meld history and science fiction together. The Lane Betrayal is easy to read, and the plot sucks you right in.” — Girl Who Reads
“Heldt’s characters are likable. You want them to win.” — Author Cynthia Hilston
“As in all this author’s novels, there is suspense, romance, and a lot of action. The scenes and the people of the era will come alive on the pages for you as our country grapples with war, peace, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.” — Miki’s Hope
“Heldt has done a fabulous job researching the history, people, and locations surrounding Washington, D.C. in the midst of the Civil War. This novel takes us on that tour of our nation’s capital while laying the groundwork for a story that will captivate and draw you in from the word go.” — NC Reader Girl
“Along with the characters, readers visit the end of the Civil War, see the despair and joy that time brought us, and look into the workings of a political system in a kinder, if not gentler, age.” — Jackie’s Reviews
“Fans of Heldt’s amazing time-travel books are in for a treat.” — Jay Bee’s Reviews
“A mystery that drew me in and left me dying to find out what would happen next. I’m definitely invested in this family.” — MP Book Reviews
About the Author:
John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, Heldt is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.
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