Thursday, January 24, 2019

Indian Paintbrush (Carson Chronicles #3) by John A. Heldt

Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family in an internment camp. The time travelers regroup, bury some ghosts, and continue their search for their missing parents. Then old problems return, new ones emerge, and a peaceful hiatus becomes a race for survival. In INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, the sequel to RIVER RISING and THE MEMORY TREE, several young adults find love and adventure as they navigate the home front during the height of World War II.

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Do you love historical fiction?  How about time travel with a bit of romance and a whole lot of family dynamics?  That's what you will find with every book in this Carson Chronicles Series by John Heldt.  This is the third book in the series and really must be read in order.  The series follows a family who have been separated by time travel.  The children are trying to find their parents and vice versa.  As they jump through time they encounter different trials, experiences and even love.

Each chapter alternates between the voices of different people in the family.  We follow each sibling, living their own lives but strongly connected to each other and their purpose in finding their parents.  I like these characters.  I have become invested in what happens to them over the course of this series.

I love how the author draws from actual historical events and makes me feel like I am a part it all.  The history is actually my favorite part.  This particular book has a slow build up of tension as the siblings dig themselves into a bit of a hole and they have to make their escape.  It was great to end on a more heart pounding note verses the placid rate of the rest of the book.  I enjoyed this one!

Content:  one intimate scene that gets interrupted before things progress too far

- I picked this book up on Kindle Unlimited

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