About The Book: Description:
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.
Lynda's Review: I found this story thoroughly entertaining, uniquely plotted, with action, humor, adventure, romance, and great characterization. Altogether a interesting and fun read. The motivation that drives the main character, Joel Smith, kept me glued to his side throughout his adventure in spite of his sometimes strange behavior and inconsistent decisions, all of which, just served to make him more interesting right through to the last page. Sometimes humorous, always emotionally compelling, this book gave me a lot of surprises. I'm happy to give it Four Stars!