American Journey

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

September Sky Publisher's Summary

When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city.

Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, September Sky follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.

©2015 John A. Heldt (P)2016 John A. Heldt
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  • Book 1

    • September Sky

    • American Journey, Book 1
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Time Travel Journey

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Mercer Street

    • American Journey, Book 2
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Weeks after her husband dies in the midst of an affair in 2016, Chicago writer Susan Peterson, 48, seeks solace on a California vacation with her mother Elizabeth and daughter Amanda. The novelist, however, finds more than she bargained for when she meets a professor who possesses the secret of time travel. Within days, the women travel to 1938 and Princeton, New Jersey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice visit to a time gone by.

    • By Shoppermom on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Indiana Belle

    • American Journey, Book 3
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Providence, Rhode Island, 2017. When doctoral student Cameron Coelho, 28, opens a package from Indiana, he finds more than private papers that will help him with his dissertation. He finds a photograph of a beautiful society editor murdered in 1925 and clues to a century-old mystery. Within days, he meets Geoffrey Bell, the "time-travel professor", and begins an unlikely journey through the Roaring Twenties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Time Travel and Historical Fiction

    • By cps on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Hannah's Moon

    • American Journey, Book 5
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    After struggling for years to have a child, Claire Rasmussen, 34, turns to adoption, only to find new obstacles on the path to motherhood. Then, she gets an unlikely phone call and soon learns that a distant uncle possesses the secrets of time travel. Within weeks, Claire, husband Ron, and brother David find themselves on a train to Tennessee and 1945, where adoptable infants are plentiful and red tape is short. For a time, they find what they seek. Then, a beautiful stranger enters their lives, the navy calls, and a simple, straightforward mission becomes a race for survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A+++++ 5 stars for the 5th book

    • By cps on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95