Class of ’59
Author: John Heldt
Series: American Journey Book 4
Genre: Time Travel/ Romance
I have received the book from the author for a fair review, my opinions are not affected by the gift.
I am a follower of the American Journey series, special thanks to the author John Heldt for the privilege. All the books in the series are unique and standalone, and I will admit that Class of ’59 is my favorite from all the books that I have read in the series. Sure, they are all related to time travel, but that is just part of the story. Honestly, what is more romantic than finding your soul mate in another era? Class of 59 seems to be the best year to meet someone new.
I am sure that the author is a romantic too, because he has written something to show that true love can and does transcends time. Generation gap is non-existent when it comes to young people in love, but I feel that the characters sometimes do have contrasting values. Both Ryan and Mary Beth are young people in love, however they are shaped by the society they were born and raised in. Thankfully, the characters in the book show great resilience and adaptability. If you want to be a time- traveler, you do have to be very adaptable.
Class of ’59 is wildly romantic, I love how Mary Beth from 2017 meets Ryan of 1959, together they discover the secret of time travel. Risking changing their future by tampering with the past, both people have a whirlwind romance. But Mary Beth does not think that it is fair to ask either party to move across time lines, even if it means not seeing each other ever again. When threat arises, a decision has to be made, and fast.
Class of ’59 is exciting and unique, it shows what the author believes in (aside from time travel) and from the books in the series, the theme so far is love transcends all. Somehow, it requires courage to make a big decision like that, because even moving across continent to spend a lifetime with another person is a big commitment. If you are a big lover of good love story and a bit of time travelling, this American Journey book and series is definitely up your alley.