Welcome to another book review in Hasanthi’s Book Blog.
First, I would like to thank the author, John Heldt, for sending me a free copy of the eBook, in exchange for an honest review.
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. (from Goodreads)
I have always enjoyed the books by John Heldt. They are so amazingly written. I did not hesitate at all, to accept Indian Paintbrush, to be reviewed.
The story is all about the five Carson siblings traveling through time in search of their parents. This time they are in the setting of the World War II. As mentioned in the synopsis, older problems return and new problems are created and it wonderful to see how they stand up as a united family to face them.
When you start reading the book, you just won’t feel to keep the book away. You want to know what will happen next. It is just like, if you keep the book aside, you will miss what will happen next. (I know, I sound weird). Here the most important thing is the writing style of the author. He has crafted the story in such away, that you feel you are a part of this story too. With every page that you turn, you feel that you being carried away by the story. The characters are created so naturally, they are well-connected with the earlier books. Historical facts are another way that the author has been able to keep the attraction of the reader.
Overall it is a well written book, clear and easy to understand. There is never a dull moment and that makes hard for the reader to put the book down. Definitely looking forward to reading the next book of this sequel. Filled with suspense, romance and tragedy, I would recommend this book to all of you.
(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much
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