About the Book:
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.
I am not a big time travel novel fan. In fact I have only read one or two of them ever and one was for school if that tells you how long ago that was. The Mine starts out slow but I will say that so did The Time Machine when I read it years ago. Being a girl not to judge a book based on a few pages I kept reading. I am glad that I did because the story picks up more as it goes. I had a really hard time liking Joelat first but then as he progresses he become a more likeable character. Keep your tissues handy as I cried while reading this. I really enjoyed The Mine in the end.Time travel novels may have a place in my future after all.