When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city.
Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, September Sky follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.
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Time Travel Journey
Time Travel to Galveston, Texas1910
***** 5 star, interesting history, love story
I love the Oxford Time Travel series by Connie Willis as well as her other time travel books. I feel like I learn something in actual history from Heldt's and Willis' weaving it into an interesting story.
This is the 2nd book of Heldt's that I have listened to that Chaz Allen performed and I like his style.
This story was very interesting to me because I live in Texas and have visited Galveston many times. The history of the 1900 hurricane that almost destroyed Galveston that I learned about in Texas history came to life in this book. It was hard to imagine living through that and everything that came after it.