September Sky is another time travel book by John Heldt. This book takes place mostly in Galveston, Texas with a father/son duo who have traveled through time from 2016 to 1900. Chuck and Justin travel back in time with the purpose of solving a mystery and saving a life. Of course, it's never as easy as that. They both fall in love and make some good friends along the way. Oh, and they run into a few spots of trouble. With a murderer on the loose and a devastating hurricane on the way, trouble might be putting it mildly.
One thing I really enjoy in these books is the bits of history that come through. It's always nice to get a clearer picture of events in time while being entertained with romance and mystery.
This book took me quite awhile to get into. It started out slowly and I had a hard time staying focused. The book picks up steam about half way into it and by the last third of the book I was invested and fully into things. It just took so long to get there. This is definitely a plot driven book.
While I enjoyed many parts of this book, there were some content issues for me. Several characters in this book have sexual relationships outside of marriage. There are a couple encounters between a couple in a hotel that are filled with innuendo and descriptions of the scenes (handcuffed to bed, etc.) that I just didn't like. The actual sex is not described in detail but it all just didn't sit well with me. There are a few instances of mild swearing.