Indian Paintbrush

By (author)John A. Heldt

Embark on a thrilling journey with the Carson siblings as they navigate love, adventure, and the challenges of World War II in Arizona. In “Indian Paintbrush,” the third installment of a gripping family saga, the young adults unearth buried ghosts, forge new romances, and race for survival in the height of wartime. This engaging historical novel will leave you eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series.


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.