In 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 Whirlaway, 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 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.
Positively captivating! I don’t read a lot of historical stories but I’ve read a few lately and this book is top of the list. I’ve been missing out! There is a little bit of everything in this story. Time travel, romance, and adventure come together in The Mine. The main character Joel walks into an abandoned mine and when he walks out he’s traveled back in time to the early 1940’s. He’s thrust in to an unfamiliar world with knowledge of whats to come. The depth of the characters was amazing and I fell in love with each and every one of them. Laughter abounds but so do some truly heartwrenching decisions for Joel as the day of the attacks on Pearl Harbor approach. With an ending that will take the reader completely by surprise this book will thrill any reader.
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