Jan 19, 2021
The Mine
Posted by John A. Heldt

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can t use, money he can t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way Stuck in the age of swing danIn May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can t use, money he can t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war With the help of his 21 year old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever THE MINE is a love story that follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

  • Title: The Mine
  • Author: John A. Heldt
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Mine In May Joel Smith is a cocky adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground But when the college senior days from graduation enters an abandoned Montana mine he discovers the pri


    3.25 StarsI enjoyed this time travel romance I have a high expectation for time travel books as so often they can so often be done poorly This one was delightful Joel is on a road trip with a friend in the year 2000 when he stumbles across an abandoned mine It just so happens that some strange celestial event is occurring at the same time and once he enters the mine he is thrust back in time to 1941 With money he can t use because it hasn t been printed yet, and no identification, he has to quic [...]


    Originally published at Book Lovers IncThe description does not do this one justice When I finished at 2 in the morning I lay there and stared at the ceiling for a long, long time The Mine is one of those stories that will stick with you It was just about perfect.Time travel stories are supposed to be messy, as a recent column by Charlie Jane Anders in io9 put it, and the messiness of the time travel is the crux of the dilemma for Joel Stein Not the mechanism, that s as improbable as time travel [...]

    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    3.5 starsI have a real weakness for time travel books.I think my love of time travel started with the Back to the Future trilogy that I was obsessed with as a child Either way, I gravitate towards books on time travel and this one came highly recommended on Maybe it is because I read a lot of time travel books but this one didn t feel as fresh to me I enjoyed the story and was excited to see what would happen but I didn t adore it like I expected to I end up comparing it to my favorite time trav [...]


    Who says men can t write paranormal romantic Chick Lit The Mine by John A.Heldt has funny moments, sweet moments, sad moments, inspirational moments, and yes, sigh worthy moments I m not trying to have the author s man card revoked, but, wowA slightly spoiled and brash, fun loving college senior enters an abandoned mine shaft at the same time as a rare planetary alignment is taking place, the year is 2000 He exits said mine shaft and things look different and he discovers he has somehow ended up [...]

    Heena Rathore P.

    Note I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.PositivesThe Mine is the best time travel book I ve read in a really, really long time It s a brilliantly written book and the strong and realistic characterization will definitely blow your mind Joel Smith, the lead, is such a gentleman and is just so adorable that I really can t praise enough You can feel the connection, with Joel, develop over quite a few pages but once he time travels and starts his new life, you ll start u [...]

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    Sherrod Wall

    There are so many wonderful aspects within the pages of this novel I don t know where to begin I guess that s a good beginning as any I m at a loss for words.The Mine sets a high standard for the romance genre Its sci fi undertones provide enigma and wonderment I really have not read anything like it before H.G Well s, The Time Machine, was the best time traveling novel I had read and my favorite sci fi tale I would dare say that this novel equaled what I felt when I finished that classic My mou [...]


    In the beginning are two teenage boys out for a good time I enjoyed the interaction and enjoyed where the story was going The main character goes back in time, and that s when the book lost me.I ve been taught that good historical fiction the definition of a book being historical fiction is that the storyline wouldn t make sense if it was dumped into any other time or place I don t believe this book fits the bill not that the book is labeled as historical fiction, because it s not but it does ta [...]

    Unfazeable Reader

    Joel Smith, in weeks leading up to his college graduation, takes off on a road trip with his friend Adam When in Minnesota, they stumble upon an abandoned gold mine, which Joel, a cocky geologist that he is, decides to enter He sees a snake, a glowing chamber things get murky he passes out he wakes up and leaves the mine to discover it is a memorial day of 1941.He finds his way back to his hometown Seattle, WA, where he is befriended by a guy named Tom Tom helps him out with his housing situatio [...]

    Daccari Buchelli

    John A Heldt, Author of the Northwest Passage Series and American Journey Series, brings us a unique Sci Fi Romance novel in The Mine Set in Montana USA, and later Seattle USA, Joel is your average twenty two year old college student, about to graduate with high prospects Whilst exploring an abandoned mine on a hiking trip with buddy Adam, Joel finds himself transported back in time, to the 1940s At first, he is anxious to return home, but when he meets twenty one year old Grace, a stunning and [...]


    The description of this book does a good job of telling you what the book is about What you find out from reading it, is that the author created some amazing characters and really brought them to life during this story I literally just finished this book minutes ago and couldn t keep myself from getting on here to sing its praises I didn t expect to like this book so much, what a terrific surprise Others have done well in their summation of the events that occur so I won t reiterate them here Di [...]

    Shannon ➰

    I m really not loving this story I m guessing all of the plot twists in advance and the protagonist is annoying me because he s so perfect I ve been trying to read this book for almost a month now and it s just putting me in a slump, I think I m done with it for now


    The first in a series of time travel romance novels, John A Heldt s The Mine had a strong premise, but unfortunately it was poorly executed Full of fluffy dialogue, indistinguishable characters, anachronistic diction and unnecessary exposition, I felt that it could have been better done, and although Heldt s writing is above average, the novel is at best mediocre at worst it was infuriating.Joel stood in the middle of the sidewalk and stared blankly at a grocery store across the street It advert [...]

    Neesha Hosein

    This was one of the best written indie books I ve read in a while I must compliment the wit and creativity of the writer It kept the story moving nicely, and I wasn t distracted by typos or grammatical booboos The story was a well thought out adventure in time travel This college kid, Joel Smith, is a dare devil of sorts, the type of risk taker that everyone secretly envies but would publicly ridicule He and his friend Adam were on a five day bike and hike trip to Wyoming from their college camp [...]


    This review can also be found on My Fiction Nook.This was an incredibly moving read, and an exceptional debut offering from a new author.Small spoilers in the review below Joel Smith is about to graduate from college in the year 2000 when he and his friend Adam stop at an abandoned mine near Helena, MT On that day, a rare cosmic event takes place, and when Joel steps into the mine, he is somehow transported back in time to 1941, shortly before Pearl Harbor and the US entering WWII Without any me [...]


    Always when a story featuring time travel is mentioned, Back To The Future movies jump into my mind They are one of my childhood favorites But, although main hero does meet his grandmother, The Mine could not be compared to them Best comparison is the novel The Outlander and similar romance novels Although time travel is used as plot device, The Mine is a story about love, growing up and life in general.Joel Smith might start the journey as pampered, youngest son who never knew fatigue and hunge [...]

    Jamie Kline

    Who doesn t love the idea of time travel Getting to witness different parts of history would be pretty amazing It would also be a little terrifying and confusing In The Mine, college student Joel s adventurous spirit leads him to an abandoned mine in Montana Despite his best friend s frustrations, he insists on taking a look inside and gets than he bargained for, waking up in a different time Literally I tried to imagine what it would be like if I got dropped in the middle of 1941 I rarely ever [...]

    Tahlia Newland

    I had mixed feelings about this book at the beginning, but by the end, I loved it, and the empathy it aroused for those caught up in the events of WW2 will never leave me On the surface it looks like a simple story about a man who finds himself catapulted back to a previous time where he falls in love and later must decide if he will stay or return to his own time alone, but there is a great deal to it than that because of the brilliant way that Heldt has written the world of 1941 and the uniqu [...]

    April Wood

    My full review aprillwood.wordpress 2014 He entered his strange new world with angst, disbelief, and wonder Joel Smith is a college student only three weeks away from graduation, when he goes on a road trip with his best friend Adam On the way home, Joel gets the idea to explore an abandoned mine, with thoughts of gold and glory as an outcome However, his outcome is very different He walks out to different surroundings, in a different time period He was without hope and ideas, a modern man mired [...]

    Lisa Jones

    Last Monday night, I stayed up until three o clock in the morning Was I nursing a crying baby, vainly smothering my ears in my pillow to drown out a loud neighbor, or suffering from an early spring cold No I was simply unable to stop reading The Mine by John Heldt The Mine is the best self published novel I have ever read The Mine follows Joel Smith, an adventurous college senior whose unbridled curiosity leads him into an abandoned mine in Montana Upon immerging from the mysterious mine, he dis [...]

    Carrie Slager

    I know what you re thinking Another time travel romance Are you kidding me How do I know that Well, I was thinking the exact same thing when I read the blurb John Heldt gave me when he asked me to review his novel I was really skeptical when I started reading because the reason Joel time travelled was a planetary alignment A planetary alignment for crying out loud With a premise like that, could The Mine possibly be salvaged Actually, yes.Pretty much all of the clich s you ll find are in the beg [...]


    The author has sent me a copy of this book for an honest review TITLE The MineAUTHOR John A HeldtPUB DATE December 6, 2013WHERE TO BUY , Audible, iTunesFORMAT E ARCThe Mine In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can t use, money he can t spend, and little but his wits t [...]

    Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Going back in time wasn t what Joel Smith had in mind when he and his friend Adam took a break from finals.It was the year 2000 when he started his day and the year 1941 when his day ended He had barely any money and only credit cards which definitely were of no use to him in 1941.Joel found himself back in the time when everything moved slowly and without technology it moved even slowly, but Joel made the best of the 1940 s In fact, things were working out very well for him after about a week. [...]


    Okay I will openly admit I was curious as to what a man could do with a romance novel I am not in any way attempting to be mean and I am sure that there are actually some men writing romance under female pen names However this is my first one very written by a man that I know of right out of the gate I must say that The Mine was a really great time travel book John Heldt really did his homework when he was writing The characterization is so realistic that you really get the feeling that you are [...]


    If you have ever wondered if it s worth the effort to read an independently published novel then the answer is yes, if you pick up a novel written by John A Heldt.This is well written both in term of content and editing love story set to the back drop 1941, mere months before the US s involvement in WWII The twist of the story is the main protagonist, Joel Smith, who is accidentally hurled nearly sixty year into the past I could only give this book four starts and not five, because I find that t [...]


    The Mine John A Heldt It is May 2000 and Joel Smith a college senior, goes to Montana and finds a mine He enters the mine and comes out in 1941 There he meets his 21 year old grandmother and her friends He tells no one of what has happened He tries to adjust to life right before World War Two begins Only he know what lies ahead in the future.Armed with this knowledge Joel is faced with many challenges, he is at risk of making a wrong move and changing history and even his own destiny.Then the op [...]

    Gloria Hargrave

    Change of pace for meLoved this book Bored with the same tired stories, I was ready for something different, this fit the bill The ending was une

    Aubrey Joy

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    C.E. Clayton

    I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review Much like Heldt s other stories, The Mine follows the soon to be graduating from college ladies man, Joel, as he and his friend Adam return from a road trip across America When a traffic incident prompts Joel to convince his friend to take a service road to get around it, and then explore a dilapidated mine, Joel s life changes forever The stars align and the mineral composite in the mine sends Joel back to 1941, just months befo [...]

    Tiffany Price

    What a surprise this book was The cover is plain and not overstated or flashy You can t really tell how the story will be For a first time author he did very well The number of chapters were a little daunting though until I saw how short most of them were.I thoroughly enjoyed the story about a young college man named Joel who goes on an adventure with his buddy Only he didn t know the adventure would be life changing Indeed it was The majority of the stories I read are from the heroine s point o [...]

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