Annie’s Apple, John A. Heldt

About the Book

Six years after emerging from a fountain of youth, siblings Bill, Paul, and Annie Carpenter, time travelers from 2022, make their way in 1911.

In New York, Bill and wife Cassie finish a year as educators and struggle to start a family, while Annie tries her hand as a society reporter. In Arizona, Paul and Andy Lee, sergeants and brothers-in-law, attempt to keep the Mexican Revolution from spilling across the border.

For all, life marches on. Then the soldiers receive new orders, Paul and Annie meet alluring strangers, and the family’s fortunes take dramatic turns.

In ANNIE’S APPLE, the sweeping sequel to THE FOUNTAIN, five young adults find love, danger, and adventure in the age of factory fires, high society, and the sinking of the Titanic.

Readers’ AdvisoryAnnie’s Apple is the second novel in a family saga that spans several years. While some storylines are resolved, others are not. They will be addressed in the final book of the trilogy.

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My Thoughts

I’ve read numerous books by Heldt, and he always surprises me. I’m unsure how to review this one because any slip could spoil the book. But I can say that this one went in directions that I never thought possible. It also brought out a lot of emotions, the big one being anger at Heldt for throwing me through a roller coaster.

It will be interesting to see where this goes because WWI is on the horizon. If I were a time traveler, the last place I would want to be is before the world wars, especially considering 3 of our main characters are males, and we had the Selective Training Act for WW1 and the Selective Training and Service Act for WWII.

Twice, things went in a direction I wasn’t picturing. Twice, I raged at those directions. I was also displeased that one character, in particular, was so utterly stubborn and bullheaded that I wanted to reach into the book and smack them on the head. I love when an author can induce such feelings in the reader because it’s a sign of great writing.

This series has been a roller coaster, and I cannot wait to see where the next book leads us.


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