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The Show (Northwest Passage #3)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  541 Ratings  ·  98 Reviews
Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time p ...more
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Published December 17th 2014 by John A. Heldt (first published February 16th 2013)
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Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I really wanted this book to be as good and secretly hoped it would be even better than book one, "The Mine." The story's premise had so much going for it with time travel, romance, and impossible odds. I mean, given that description a reader would be under the impression that there would be dynamics and drama throughout, right? Unfortunately, this book was stagnant with zero emotion or crescendo. The third person narrative made it even more so, with it's detached perspective - not to mention th
Neesha Hosein
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, I was captivated by Heldt's unique storytelling in his sequel to The Mine. I really enjoyed that book and was anxiously waiting to find out how Grace handled being in the year 2002 after she tracked Joel down somehow and followed him through the portal. I must admit, the pace of The Show was a little slower and less compelling, but that didn't hinder my enjoyment of the story. Heldt has a way of making the characters come to life, making you fall in love with them and care about what ...more
Once again, author John A. Heldt has completely engulfed me in his time travel tale, The Show!! I read his amazing work, The Mine, 5-starred it, and wondered how he could even come close to matching the creative genius of that book-then I read The Show, its ‘sequel,’ which cleanly and neatly wraps up the story of Joel and Grace, with the spotlight on Grace this time. Imagine you are a strong young woman living in Seattle in 1941, you are in love, but your boyfriend suddenly abandons you, the nat ...more
Kellyn Roth
**Originally posted on Reveries Reviews**

This was a somewhat disappointing novel, mostly because of Grace’s actions in 1918. I was especially confused by her actions towards the end regarding her parents. I didn’t get how that could be possible until the way time travel works in these books was explained in The Mirror. Now that I understand that, however, I’m able to understand this novel much better.

I must say, I loved Grace’s parents as teens. They were amusing, especially her mother. I had no
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Show (Northwest Passage #3) John A. Heldt

It is 1941 in Seattle, twenty-one year old Grace Vandenberg just learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000. She learns that he does not plan on coming back. Saddened that he is not coming after her, Grace decides she is going to look for him. Her plan is to find the portal and travel to 2000.

Just when she thinks she has her life set and things are soon going fine, she finds herself in 1918. While there she meets her parents, among other f
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013, for-review
Sorry if this review is a little all over the place, I've had a migraine this weekend and my head is still a little fuzzy.

The Show is the third book in the Northwest Passage series. It continues where the first book in the series, The Mine, left off. I have not read the second book in the series, The Journey, but it follows a different storyline so it isn't needed (in fact I'm not really sure why Heldt put a random non-joining story in the middle). You could probably even read The Show as an ind
Charity Rowell
I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

As much as I enjoyed The Mine, I found myself enjoying The Show even more! I think that Heldt did an excellent job of reminding readers of the events that took place in the previous book while moving the story forward. My only criticism of The Mine was that it started out slow and ran on in some places, but that seems to have been resolved in this book.

Some authors who have ongoing themes in their writing often become repetit
April Wood
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read the first two books in this series, I knew what to expect of this story. Young love, and time travel via portals are the main themes of The Northwest Passage Series. This story picks up from The Mine, book I.

It’s the 1940’s and Grace’s boyfriend tells her he is a time-traveler from the year 2000. Instead of grieving his loss for the rest of her life, she decides to find the portal so that she can be with him again. Things go horribly wrong when she accidentally steps back into 1918.

Boundless Book Reviews
This book picks up where The Mine left off. In this book, Grace is faced with an unknown future when she finds out the truth about Joel. She goes on her own journey. She makes her way to 2000 and after finding Joel, with the help of an old friend, she gets her happily ever after. 2 years later she finds herself on an unwanted time travel adventure that sends her back to 1918. While there she deals with the loss of her new life in 2000 and is taken in by her distant family. She goes on her own am ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is a follow up book to The Mine and tells the story from Grace's point of view. It was a little weird reading the same story at the very beginning but it wasn't the same because it was Grace's story. It was also interesting to see how she went back in time to before her parents met and was able to see how they met and learn more about them since they died when she was a teenager.

very enjoyable story and if you like time travel you will like this book!
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Time travel rewards

Being a big time travel fan, this book is a very good read. The characters, the twists all make it a book to enjoy.
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
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The Show (Northwest Passage) bk 3 by John Heldt Review
Following your heart could have unknown problems!

Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second-time portal and exits in 191


Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, s
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Weaving Vastly Different Eras Together!

I particularly liked this book in the Northwest Passage Series as it weaves vastly different eras together!

If time travel were possible, I think the hardest piece would be those left behind when the traveler returns to their own era! This is particularly poignant in this book!

Great read!
Rachel T

5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

Oh John A. Heldt, how you write a beautiful story. I completely loved this book and how it all tied together into a continuation of the first book in this series called The Mine. The Show is a continuation of Joel and Grace's story but this time it is told from Grace's POV.

This book begins with Grace's determination to make her way to year 2000 to be recon
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was first posted on Music, Books and Tea

The Show is a direct sequel to The Mine, the first book in the Northwest Passage series, but instead of following Joel, the novel focuses on Grace, the girl Joel fell in love with but left so he could return back to the year 2000. The Show opens up with Grace determined to travel into the future, and back into the arms of the man she truly loves. I really admired Grace’s determination throughout the entire book. She never gave up on Joel, no ma
Lara Girdler
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After every romance novel there’s that question of “What happens next? Does their happily ever after they worked so hard for continue on? Or do those petty arguments they had during their courtship separate them indefinitely?” These questions always linger when a heated romance novel is put down, but they come further into fruition when we finished reading The Mine. **Spoiler Alert** At the end of the novel Joel and Grace are reunited with the help of their good friend Katie, who is now an elder ...more
Pamela King
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Show by John A Heldt

If you have read and enjoyed John Heldt’s book The Mine then you will certainly equally enjoy The Show. It is an excellent sequel to an excellent book.

There is some necessary recapping of The Mine storyline but Heldt keeps it short enough not to bore a reader familiar with Grace and Joel’s story but enough to set the scene for readers starting with this book.

It begins when Grace attempts to find her time travelling boyfriend. They had met in 1941 but he has decided to ret
Pat Cummings
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
What do they all have in common, popcorn, potato chips and John Heldt time-travel novels? To quote an old friend, "they're ever so 'more-ish'." As soon as you finish, you want more.

So I launched from The Mine straight into The Show and learned not only how Grace managed to stay with Joel and travel from 1941 to 2000. She also must cope with her own diversion in time, when the now-mother of twins and happy wife of Joel Smith walks into the restroom of a newly-rebuilt theater in 2002 and emerg
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read The Mine, I was really excited to find that Grace was the main character in this book. And to find out things from her perspective. While there were times in the first book that we got her perspective it just wasn’t the same not to mention there were times we didn’t get her perspective. So to get that now it was perfect! Not to mention that you get to learn more about what happened after Joel leaves in The Mine. I was so excited to do so as I hadn’t expected to find out anymore about ...more
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
The Show is a sequel to The Mine. I must admit I was surprised, because:
1) Book #2 in Northwest Passage series was completely unrelated to The Mine (except for the time-travel theme).
2) I didn't think that Joel's and Grace's story needed a sequel.

The Show is the proof that you can really dislike the novel even if you really love author's writing style. Narration and humor specific for John A. Heldt were still there but there were too many thing that bothered me:
- Too many POVs.
- First third abou
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
See official review: http://www.bookscompletemeunlimited.c...

WOW!! I had the opportunity to read The Mine and The Show. I was so glad to see that we were able to find out what happened in the end of The Mine. The Show is in Grace's POV and a few other smaller characters. More so we can see what is happening with Joel and Grace. I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. I had a hard time putting it down.

We start with Grace's expierence in finding Joel. Boy, do I love the descriptions of th
Gerry Nelson
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"The Show", is the third book in John A Heldt's "NorthWest Passage" series. It revisits circumstances and characters from "The Mine", and I would strongly suggest that "The Mine" be read first.
Grace is a happy wife and mother after her decision to leave her life in 1941 to follow Joel into the year 2000. However, while celebrating their 2nd Anniversary by attending a "1918 Night" at the rebuilt Palladium Theater, Grace once again finds herself ripped through time. Having landed in 1918, she uns
Georgiann Hennelly
The show continues the story of Grace Vandenburg. Grace is the girl Joel Smith fell in love with when he time traveled from 2002 to 1941. The story begins with Grace chasing after Joel when he returns to 2002, and follows the story of her finding Joel only to lose him again when she gets transported back to 1918. While there she meets her parents, some other family members and a young Army Captain back from the war. Grace is faced with some life changing decisions, and she alone must make them. ...more
Marie M Daniello
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good read

I decided to read this series out of order since this book actually follows the story line and characters from book one. Overall I like it a lot, but perhaps not quite as much as book one.

Here's the problem I had with it... without giving too much away, I wasn't completely satisfied with the ending. I believe that Grace altered too much of the past... to the point that it seems like she would have eliminated her own existence. I'll leave it at that so as not to reveal too much.
This is the sequel to the story The Mine. You should really read The Mine before starting this one. I liked The Mine better but this one was still easily worth five stars. Please refer to my review of The Mine because I would pretty much say the same thing here. Great story, great historical content and it really pulls on your heart. I enjoyed the ending and I do have a feeling of great contentment that everything worked out as it should. This book will take you places in your mind and paint pic ...more
Mike Gower
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read this series out of order, but still each one is enjoyable and I am able to connect to the other books characters. The author enjoys changing things in time.
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this one, look forward to the next in the series, but did struggle more so than The Mine and The Journey. I'm a sucker for a good time travel adventure, especially one where you can tell the author has notebooks and graphs and back-of-the-napkin timelines to make sure the story is cohesive. (See Rysa Walker's Chronos trilogy if you want a storyline that will wrap your head it knots but still hold together.) I understand that The Show is meant to be more fantasy than science fiction, bu ...more
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very cool story.A man crosses into a portal from the year 2000 into 1941,and falls in love.His girlfriend follows him to 2000,only to be transported back to 1918 at another point.No breach of timelines are mentioned,but I do wonder.I was gifted this book by either the author,narrator or publisher.The narrator,Sonja Field was terrific!
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This should have been Book 2

The events follow those of book 1 so there shouldn't have been another book in between. Although I enjoyed it I cant say I loved it. Being a time travel fan I love the idea of going back or forward in time but cant grasp the idea of living 8n a time alongside your own younger or older self.
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John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, and Carson Chronicles 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, ...more
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