Picking up right where The Heart's Journey Home: California Blend Summer Vacation leaves off, book two in the series follows seventeen-year-old Tori Logan as she and her best friends, AJ and Kalea, accompany Tori's archeologist father to a job in Israel.
Adventurous and fiercely independent, Tori leads her friends into an excavated quarry where they happen upon what appears to be a secret passage way. As the trio laughs and jokes, small rumblings turn into big quaking and the walls start to crumble around them. Kalea and AJ escape, but the site collapses before Tori can find her way out.
When she comes to, Tori realizes she's traveled back in time to ancient Jerusalem. With her quick wit and drive to survive, she concocts a story about why she, a foreigner, is there and finds shelter with a widow woman named Judith-who looks exactly like her father's girlfriend, Rachel.
As Tori encounters other people who are spitting images of loved ones back at home, she must reconcile truths about herself with the hard realities about the situation in which she finds herself. But will these lessons last once she's back at home? Will she even make it home?
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About the Author
Ever since she was young, Nikki Jackson has loved reading and the way that books allow you to journey on wonderful adventures without ever leaving the comfort of home. At a young age she decided she wanted to become a writer to enable others to experience the magic of books and The Heart's Journey Home series is the result.
In addition to writing, Jackson is a contract worker for General Motors. She and her husband live in the Detroit metropolitan area.