Forward to Camelotby Susan Sloate, Kevin Finn
If you could save JFK from assassination ... would you do it? Actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to time travel back to Dallas in November 1963 and recover President Kennedy's personal Bible. It was used after his assassination to swear in Lyndon Johnson as President, and disappeared immediately afterwards. Now, it is a priceless historic artifact. But Cady has/p>
If you could save JFK from assassination ... would you do it?Actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to time travel back to Dallas in November 1963 and recover President Kennedy's personal Bible. It was used after his assassination to swear in Lyndon Johnson as President, and disappeared immediately afterwards. Now, it is a priceless historic artifact. But Cady has another, more personal mission as well: To change the fate of her beloved father, who disappeared without a trace on the day JFK died. Instead, she will learn startling truths and face terrifying dangers, as she moves closer to the most perilous mission of all: To somehow save President Kennedy from assassination, with the help of one unlikely ally: A courageous ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald. History can be altered ...
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If you¿ve ever wondered what the world would be like if the assassination of John F. Kennedy never took place, this book is for you. An exciting and fast-paced tale of life in the 1960s that grabs the reader from the first page and never lets go. The main character, Cady travels back in time to retrieve the bible that was used to swear Lyndon Johnson into office after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. During her time in 1963, Cady also has an opportunity to locate the father she never knew and find out what happened to him on the day he disappeared¿the same day that President Kennedy was shot. FORWARD TO CAMELOT raises more questions than it puts to rest. Lee Harvey Oswald is portrayed as a likeable chap, who, in fact, admires JFK. The theory that Oswald may have been framed for Kennedy¿s assassination sounds plausible and encourages the reader to think about other people who might have wanted to get rid of the president. Unlike the other reviewers, however, I found the epilogue to be the least entertaining part of the novel. While imaginative, I thought the ¿future¿ of some of the politicians were silly and unbelievable. With that said, I feel that FORWARD TO CAMELOT is an excellent novel that is well worth reading. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves history and/or time travel stories.
FORWARD TO CAMELOT is an old-fashioned, plot-heavy novel with a fabulous premise, interesting twists, and terrific characters. It's one of those `can't put it down' books you simply HAVE to finish -- you HAVE to know how it all turns out. The basic premise is that of an actress from the year 2000 who abruptly loses her longtime soap opera acting job but is offered a new one the same day, only this one is an expedition back in time, to November 22, 1963, to retrieve the now-priceless Bible owned by JFK that was used to swear in his successor, Lyndon Johnson, aboard Air Force One that tragic afternoon and immediately afterward was lost. The actress, whose own past contains references to the same event, finally agrees to go, believing that she might be able to change at least part of her unhappy present by journeying to the past. But once in the past, her perceptions are rudely jolted: People are not what she thought they were, and a dark and frightening mystery is unfolding around her, leading up to the day of JFK's visit to Dallas, when she finally faces up to her own responsibility to try to save him from assassination. Only one person can help her in this almost-hopeless quest: The mysterious Lee Harvey Oswald. This novel really grabbed me by the throat. If you have any interest at all in JFK's assassination, it will do the same for you, but frankly, you don't need much more than an appetite for mystery and thrills to become involved in it. It builds from the early sections, where we meet the actress and become acquainted with her life, to the time travel itself, to the world of Dallas in 1963 and the growing mystery, and explodes in action and tension when we reach November 22nd. Main characters include JFK himself, Lee Harvey Oswald (both a lot different than I'd imagined them), Jackie Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson, with cameo appearances by other famous figures (I won't give it away). Suffice it to say, I was hooked; I couldn't stop reading; and I would unreservedly recommend this novel to anyone. It¿s that good. I especially loved the epilogue, which describes the changes in the world and our culture because JFK (yeah, okay) doesn't die in Dallas. But how that happens, and how we Americans change for the better, is a story you've GOT to read. Read it now. You'll love it.
From the surprising, disorienting beginning through to its brilliant epilogue this book grabs you and won't let you go. I defy you to put it down once you've got 2 pages in! I was hooked straight away and I was not even that interested in JFK (being a Brit and more concerned with the controversies around the death of Princess Diana) and the conspiracies surrounding his death. This book has piqued my interest in him and his so-called assasin Lee Harvey Oswald. The book romps along at an amazing pace - and I could easily see this being made into a fantasticly tense thriller by Hollywood. It offers a controversial view - but keeps alive the debate around the mystery and is especially interesting as we have just passed the 40th anniversary of the event itself. My favourite part is the epilogue - some fascinating insights into how life in America could be so different if this murder had never taken place. Try it and see for yourself!