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The Mirror (Northwest Passage #5)

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This is an updated cover edition of B00IQBLQNU.

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. Armed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make the most of what they believe will be a fou
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Kindle Edition, 387 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by John A. Heldt
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Dianne
…And we are off on another romantic journey to the past that proves love knows no boundaries, not even time itself. The Mirror by John Heldt seems to put the final bow on Northwest Passage series with a few loops and knots that change up the field a little while keeping the feeling of love and warm romance alive.

Before we go back in time, Mr. Heldt takes us forward, to 2020 when the twin daughters of Joel and Grace, (other time travelers from previous books) are celebrating their nineteenth birt
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Boundless Book Reviews
If you have read the other books in this series then you have met Grace and Joel numerous times. They met in the past came to the future and have had many adventures in between. Well this book follows their twin daughters Ginny and Katie.

They find themselves at a carnival while celebrating their 19th birthday. Once there they go on a sudden and unwanted trip to 1964 through a House Of Mirrors. Stuck in the past they find jobs until they can find the way home. Along their journey they find more
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Mary Enck
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a novel that continues a story found in earlier books of the series. I enjoyed remembering some of the characters from that one and the progression of their lives. It becomes challenging to go along with the author when it comes to the movement in time and how it affects those doing the traveling. The story of what takes place whilst the characters are in the past seems to be one that would be more appealing to teens or young adults. As such, this novel has something for all different ki ...more
Karen
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this book. Twins Katie and Ginny travel back in time 56 years and have to settle into 1964 with no support system and different cultural expectations. Rated PG
Liz
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each Book Is Better than the Last!

The story of Ginny and Katie's amazing trip to 1964 is such a trip for a baby-boomer!!! And John Heldt makes you feel like you are there once again!

Heldt makes it all seem so plausible and real... A wonderful ride!
Connie Oliver
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart warming

This book was wonderful. Kept you interested the whole time. A great love story. Also a book about a great family.
Jackie
Book Info
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by John A. Heldt
ASIN B00IQBLQNU
edition language English
other editions None found
Source:Digital copy from Author

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BOOK SYNOPSIS


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. Armed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make
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Melissa
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have been getting a lot of review requests lately but have found myself skipping over most (at least for now). But when I saw the description for The Mirror by John Heldt I immediately said yes.

The Mirror is a stand alone book in the Northwest Passage series. Ginny and twin sister Katie Smith were born on September 11, 2001. It is now September 11, 2020 and they are celebrating their 19th birthday at a fair in Seattle. They have a great time till they encounter a strange fortune teller. Ignori
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Aly
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that I almost wanted to not open this book. Not because I wasn’t looking forward to it but because I knew that this was the last book that had been published. I didn’t want to read it and then find myself wishing it could go on forever when it came to an end. But I couldn’t help it. I just had to know what happened.

Like the previous books things are different in The Mirror. Nothing is really the same except that some of the characters remain as old friends. While they’re not the
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Sheri
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Mirror (Northwest Passage #5) by John A. Heldt

The fifth installment of the Northwest Passage series has Ginny and Katie (twins) celebrating their 19th birthday at the county fair. They find themselves in 1964 when one sister goes back in time in the house of mirrors.

Once there they meet their great grandmother and a few boys. Soon they have a life altering choice to take, what direction will they chose and how will it all end?

A fast paced adventure, filled with secrets, suspense, love, famil
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April Wood
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 Northw
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Jude
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Quick and easy read with some fun nostalgia thrown in for good measure! This story is about 19 year old twin girls who travel through time from the year 2020 to the year 1964. The pop culture references -- popular music (The Beatles, for example) cars, hairstyles, slang -- as well as the current events of the time (dealing with the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination and U.S. involvement in Vietnam) were really interesting for someone who grew up in that era.

I liked The Mirror a little more t
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Dee
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Dee by: Author
The Mirror (Northwest Passage) bk 5 by John Heldt Review
Turning nineteen could lead to an unknown journey!

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. Armed 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
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Dee
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Dee by: Author
The Mirror (Northwest Passage) bk 5 by John Heldt Review 11/4/17
Turning nineteen could lead to an unknown journey!

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. Armed 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 comp
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DubaiReader
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, audible, boom
Journey into the past.
This was the second time-travel book I'd listened to by this author, unfortunately from two different series. I preferred The Mirror (Northwest passage 05) to Class of '59 (American Journey 04), mainly because it was less confusing in the early chapters. I also favoured the narrator of The Mirror.

Ginny and Katie Smith, nineteen year old twins, have come from a family of time-travellers, and while they never expected to find themselves in another time, they seemed to have so
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Pamela King
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Mirror is the fifth book in the Northwest Passage series and sequel to The Mine and The Show.
The first John A Heldt book I read was The Mine, also the first book in this series. Not being a sci fi fan I was reluctant to accept the request for a review, but I was seriously hooked on this author from the start.
Like his other books I was drawn into the story from the first page of The Mirror. Heldt does not write your average time travel science fiction. He writes adventure, romance and histor
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Jamie
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book!

I loved reading this book,once I started I couldn't stop till I had finished it! The only regret I've got is not having more on what happens with mirror that was made and sold.I was hoping that the family would get it then more time travel would continue. I hope the author writes another book on "The Mirror".
Roxy
May 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is exactly what you'd expect from a free time travel book about teenage girls written by a middle-aged man.
Kathi
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was entertaining, but a bit slow for me. The were a lot of characters in this book. Maybe if I read the other books before this I might have liked it more.
Theresa R Fritz
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun time travel story

Not as predictable as you might think. Enjoyable story!
Makes you think maybe it is possible tuvo tine travel. Who knows?
Rita Schumacher
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delightful story

This story had a few twist that I didn't expect. It's a little wordy but was a delightful read. Delightful.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
If you're a fan of science fiction dealing with time travel woven together with a touch of romance, history and a bit of mystery, you might just want to pick up John Heldt's Northwest Passage Time Travel Series. I've been so privileged to be a part of this journey being invited to review his latest in the series, The Mirror. This is actually book 5 in the series, and follows the journey of Katie and Ginny Smith, twins who live in the year 2020 and find themselves at the Cedar River Country Fair. ...more
Casee Marie
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fifth and final installment in John Heldt’s Northwest Passage series, The Mirror, follows twin sisters Katie and Ginny Smith on a journey through time, the likes of which happens to run in the family. The daughters of Joel Smith and Grace Vandenberg – the hero of Heldt’s The Mine and heroine of The Show – Ginny and Katie never believed their parents’ stories of accidental time-travel, at least not until a visit to a carnival house of mirrors on their nineteenth birthday sends them from their ...more
Rachel T
As reviewed for The Reading Cafe 02 Apr 14

http://www.thereadingcafe.com/the-mirror-northwest-passage-5-by-john-a-heldt-review-and-interview/

5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

Know what I love about being a reviewer for this site?? Discovering authors that I likely would of never read, and providing amazing reviews for talent that should be bragged about. Well let me tell you, John A. Heldt is one of those authors. The Mirror is the 5th book in his time travelling series called The Northwest Passag
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Mike Siedschlag
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
John A. Heldt gave me an e-copy of The Mirror because I enjoyed The Mine and The Show so much.
He did not ask for a review, but I'm going to anyway.

John Heldt immediately joined my list of Indie authors who deserve more attention by publishing houses when I had the pleasure of reading his first book in the series, The Mine . Another of those authors who make me glad I was introduced to indie books.

Kind of bittersweet today, The Mirror is the fifth and last installment (as far as I know), in the N
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Carrie Slager
[Full disclosure: I received a free ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.]

When a great series like this comes to an end I’m always sad. But at least I can take solace in the fact that the Northwest Passage series ended on such a great note.

I liked seeing Ginny and Katie Smith (Joel and Grace’s twin daughters) travel through time just like their parents. They were interesting characters and I liked how John Heldt incorporated their distinct advantage into their characteriza
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Kellyn Roth
**Originally posted on Reveries Reviews**

Again, a kind of short review I'm afraid to say. I should probably have set this one aside for a while because it's a meaty book and I don't want to forget anything, but I don't want to make the author wait any longer, and this is what I have time for now. :)

This was a really great book! I enjoyed it from cover to cover. The only downside was the content. Lots of sex out of marriage, even if it wasn't detailed. Didn't care for that at all. However, if you
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Hollie
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found myself starting The Mirror with both feelings of excitement and sadness. Excitement, as it was another book in the Northwest Passage series, a series I have loved since I started it two years ago, and sad as it was the last instalment of this fantastic series. I’ve always had a soft-spot for this series, so I knew that bidding it farewell would be difficult, but I knew that Heldt wouldn’t disappoint when it came to delivering a fantastic story for the series to bow out on.

The story focus
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Amy Shannon
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
NW Passage Book 5

The Mirror is a story all its own, but follows the great time traveling books of this series before it. Twin sisters step into the time era of the 60s, and it is a major difference from their own time. It's filled with joy and sorrow, and life changing information, that may lead to a whole new life when they return to their own time. I really enjoyed these stories, and look forward to any more that Heldt will write. The journey of time travel becomes more about the adventure of
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Awesome Indies Reviewers
On September 11, 2020, twins Ginny and Katie Smith go to the Cedar River County Fair to celebrate their 19th birthdays. They’ve been going to the same fair for eight years, but this is the first time they go without their parents. Bored, they visit Marta the Magnificent, who warns them that they’re about to embark on a ‘strange and dangerous’ journey. What they don’t realize until it’s too late, though, is that the journey they will take is not to ‘where’ but ‘when.’
When Katie steps through a mi
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