AWRW Book Review: The Mirror, Northwest Passage 5, by Author John A Heldt @JohnHeldt

On September 11, 2020, Ginny and Katie Smith celebrate their nineteenth birthday at a country fair near Seattle. Ignoring the warnings of a fortune-teller, they enter a house of mirrors and exit in May 1964.

themirrorArmed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make the most of what they believe will be a four-month vacation. But their sixties adventure becomes complicated when they meet a revered great-grandmother and fall in love with local boys.

In THE MIRROR, the sequel to THE MINE and THE SHOW, the sisters find happiness and heartbreak as they confront unexpected challenges and gut-wrenching choices in the age of civil rights, the Beatles, and Vietnam.

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Kindle Edition, 387 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by John A. Heldt
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Historical Fiction, Romance
Northwest Passage Series

When Ginny and twin sister Katie ignore the warnings of a carnival fortune-teller and enter a house of mirrors, they find themselves time-traveling back to the 1960’s. Exiting into a *very* different world, they use their wits to survive. Along the way, they meet their great-grandmother, experience some serious culture shock, and even find love.

“Two time travelers with knowledge of the future could make a big difference in this world – or make a big mess.”

What made this installment of the Northwest Passage series special to me was that Ginny and Katie were twins and experience time-travel together. I loved the idea of how they entered a house of mirrors and exited into the past. What was also of interest is that the story begins in 2020.

My favorite part of this book was when they see their great-grandmother in the grocery store they are working at. That was a really fun scene!

The Mirror was a satisfying conclusion to the Northwest Passage series. I would recommend it to fans of time-travel sci-fi!

In the interest of fair disclosure, I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair, honest, and thoughtful book review. This in no way swayed my opinion nor rating.


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John A. HeldtJohn A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage and American Journey series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, Heldt is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at


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