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Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush


4.50 (164 ratings)

Arizona, December 1943. After surviving perilous six-month journeys to 1889 and 1918, the Carsons, five siblings from the present day, seek a respite in their home state. While Adam and Greg settle down with their Progressive Era brides, Natalie and Caitlin start romances with wartime aviators and Cody befriends a Japanese family in an internment camp. The time travelers regroup, bury some ghosts, and continue their search for their missing parents. Then old problems return, new ones emerge, and a peaceful hiatus becomes a race for survival. In INDIAN PAINTBRUSH, the sequel to RIVER RISING and THE MEMORY TREE, several young adults find love and adventure as they navigate the home front during the height of World War II.

Readers' Advisory: Indian Paintbrush is the third novel in a five-part family saga that spans several decades. While some storylines are resolved, others are not. They are addressed in subsequent books.


Good Read

It was a good addition to the chronicles. The setting was interesting and appealing. The new characters added to the journey were nice additions.


I have now read every single book written by Mr. Heldt. First of all, what a fabulous writer! His skill at developing characters that you really care about is so good. He gives each one personalities that are wonderful. Then his story telling skills are amazing in my opinion. He researched all of this stories, and always includes actual history in his fictional stories, which make them really enjoyable. I've learned a lot about some really important historical events, as well as some pretty catastrophical ones that I wasn't even aware of.

Now that I have read all of his books, I don't know what I'm going to do though! The are two of his series that are incomplete, so I guess I will just have to wait... As much as I hate it!

Fabulous books, all of them! I just can't say enough about how much I enjoyed them!

Amazing storyline!

This book had to be a ten! Loved it though I cried too many times, that big red bow was just one of them. Can't wait for the next book!

Indian Paintbrush

I loved it.The kids are still looking for the parents and vice verce.They make enough mistakes to be chased into the next chapter by police! Allyson Voller was a great narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

Where Did We Land?

The Carson clan is on the move again. They are hoping to find their parents at the next stop. It hasn't been an easy search and the clan is getting weary. Working from a list they found, the Carson clan travel from place to place. No sign of their parents but they do meet some wonderful people along the way. It's December 22, 1943. World War II is raging. Would the Carson's parents be found here?
John A. Heldt is a master storyteller. His writing brings you right into the room with the characters. You are certain if you reach out, you can touch them. Love, happiness, sadness and pain are part of life and therefore part of Mr. Heldt's books. He is an auto buy of mine and several of my family members. You will never be disappointed by this mans work. The mix of history and modern times is a smooth one. You move effortlessly from one period of time to another. Do yourself a favor, GET THIS BOOK!

I found no issues here.

I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because this author is spectacular! The author provided a copy of the book and I chose to review it.

One of my favorite time travel series

Lots of adventures, love of family, and light romance. Not stand alone if you want all the history. You don't really need to read the others, but you will want to - in order.

Lisa R. Bennett
Interesting surprises in traveling through time!

This family and the adventures they run into are so engaging!

Kindle Customer
Love this series

The adventures of this time traveling family are fun . I find myself reading faster to see what happens next. The historical info is well researched and as accurate as it can be for fiction. Adventure with humor and a little romance. Love it.