Repeating History

Repeating History

by M. M. Justus

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Repeating History by M. M. Justus

In 1959, 20-year-old college dropout Chuck McManis is strolling the geyser boardwalks in Yellowstone National Park when an earthquake plunges him more than eighty years back in time, into the middle of an Indian war. And into his own past – to become the great-grandfather he’d idolized since he was a boy.

The problem was, nobody’d ever told him every single story about his hero was a lie. That he’d need instructions for sheer survival. Or lessons in escaping from Indians. He does know he can’t abandon Eliza Byrne, the woman who taught him both. By the time they struggle back to civilization, 1870s style, Chuck has discovered courage and competence he never knew he possessed. Then comes the risk, and the opportunity, to fulfill the legacy he’d left for himself the last time around, and he must face decisions he never wanted to make, that could cause him to lose not only his own life and that of the woman he loves, but to destroy his own future before it ever had a chance to be.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011435164
Publisher: M. M. Justus
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Time in Yellowstone , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 437 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

"A GRAND yarn you can't put down." Janet Chapple, author of Yellowstone Treasures, on Repeating History. "The details paint a word picture so vivid that readers can see the story play out in their minds." Steve Dunkelberger, Tacoma Weekly, on True Gold. I am fascinated by the possibilities of what if. The memories of place that some people call ghosts, the möbius effect of time travel. You won't find vampires or werewolves in my books, I'm afraid. Or horror. I am more interested in the potential effects of the fantastic on normal folks, and in inserting it into well-researched historical events, populated mostly by people who really lived. I'm also an avid student of the road, and Cross-Country will not be my last travel adventure book.

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Repeating History 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it slow reading
EunieKS More than 1 year ago
Repeating History is the story of a young man who travels to Yellowstone on his motorcycle and is there when the 1959 earthquake hits. The “Jolt” sends him back into time to 1877 to become his own great-grandfather. Nicknamed Chuck in modern times, Charles McManis discovered the name unheard of by the people he meets in 1877, so he becomes Charley. He meets his future wife, his great-grandma whom he vaguely remembers as a child, who is traveling with a husband and a young sister as tourists to the park. Charley is without food, shelter, or any means of travel except on foot (the bike didn’t come with him) and so is invited to travel with them. The Nez Perce, who in 1877 did capture some tourists after fleeing soldiers who’d nearly wiped them out in a place called Big Hole, Montana, capture the woman and young girl, shooting the husband and leaving him for dead. Charley follows on foot and catches up to the Indians holding the woman and girl. The Nez Perce don’t hold them for long, but the struggle to get to civilization and great-grandmother Eliza’s home looms large and of course the husband was left back there along the trail and in her mind he needs a proper burial. But he’s not dead yet. Although I’m probably mostly right brained and have written a time travel story myself where the impossible becomes possible, my left brain couldn’t help but ponder the consequences of becoming your own great-grandfather and it (my left brain) keep looking to the future and the questions piled upon questions which weren’t resolved in the end, but may be in a sequel on down the road. Meg Justus loves Yellowstone and its history, I look for her one day to write non-fiction stories and articles about the park, one of her favorite, if not her very favorite place in the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago