My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
As a huge time travel fan, I have read many of this type book. The Unexpected Gift of Joseph Bridgeman is one of the most complex and engaging stories I have ever read. We not only get to see the adventure of time travel, we get to enjoy Joe accepting his gifts and learning how to manage them in order to set his life straight. He has a family that has been tragically affected by an event that occurs when he is fourteen. His mother is unwell, his father became distant and sad after the event, and he has such deep seeded guilt, that he is barely holding on. The entire family has suffered.
Now as a middle-aged man he has been given a special and unexpected gift. He is a changed person due to this event and he strives to make it right when he finds himself able to bounce around different years in his life. He has met someone that can help him with his gift, as long as he hides his real reason fro wanting her assistance. So many branches become available to him as he journies down this new path. It is eye opening for him and as a reader, I was happily making the trip with him.
As a new reader of Nick Jonas, I am so impressed with his writing ability. It is so detailed and absorbing. I want to read more from him. He pulls the reader in and surrounds them with an authenticity that many authors fail to achieve. How often do we get to see the side effects of the main characters actions. This book covers those and all of the possible contengencies he runs across. It is brilliant.
I would recommend this to anyone that loves a well written time travel book. It has such fluidity, it is hard to put down. I am ready for more books about Joe Bridgeman.
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