Published: November 2012
Genre: Time Travel, Historical Fiction
The Story: Seattle, 2010. When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion. But when Michelle returns to Unionville, Oregon, and joins three classmates on a spur-of-the-moment tour of an abandoned mansion, she gets more than she asked for. She enters a mysterious room and is thrown back to 1979.Distraught and destitute, Michelle finds a job as a secretary at Unionville High, where she guides her spirited younger self, Shelly Preston, and childhood friends through their tumultuous senior year. Along the way, she meets widowed teacher Robert Land and finds the love and happiness she had always sought. But that happiness is threatened when history intervenes and Michelle must act quickly to save those she loves from deadly fates. Filled with humor and heartbreak, THE JOURNEY gives new meaning to friendship, courage, and commitment as it follows an unfulfilled soul through her second shot at life.
My Review: Wow, as the second book in the Northwest Passage, it’s just as awesome by itself! The Journey is not a continuing of The Mine, but it’s similar in nature (the whole time travel thing!). I loved this book. When Michelle travels back to in time to when she finds herself in high school, I’m not sure what it would be like to watch yourself make choices. But it would be neat to travel in time. At least from watching Dr. Who, it looks neat! John has not disappoint with The Journey. The name is fitting, as it’s a journey for Michelle, and for the people who she influences for good. It’s a wonderful book to get lost in.