Debs Dozen: His house. Designed for him. Unexpected and disturbing. Rooms changing overnightwhy?
Rooms is a strange and wonderful bookdisturbing and intriguing at the same time. Micah Taylor has been given a house back in Cannon Beach, a place that holds memories he still has nightmares about. His estranged Uncle Archie had the house built especially for Micahwhy he has no idea. Still, Micah is curious enough to go investigate despite his fathers advice to the contrary.
Driving from Seattle to the beach, Micah doubts his decision and dawdles along the way until he slowly drives up a long driveway and sees the house. The house is spectacularright on the beach. The architecture is superb and when Micah enters the house, he feels at home. As he walks from place to place within his house, he feels more and more at easethe letter from Archie was right; the house could have been designed with Micah in mind.
While exploring the town to see what has changed, Micah meets Rick, an auto mechanic with whom he has instant camaraderie. He feels Rick could become a great friend. Stopping into the towns ice cream parlor, he meets Sarah, but his instant feelings are not those of camaraderie, but that she could be the one.
At home again, Micah continues to explore and wait, that room wasnt there before! How could he have missed a room? What will he find? Are there more yet undiscovered rooms? What keeps him here and keeps him coming back to Cannon Beach from his company in Seattle? Micah will find he has decisions to make which will he choose? The house that fits him like a glove, or the hustle-bustle and fame of his software company in Seattle.
I loved Rooms. I loved the writing. I loved the descriptions. I fell in love with the characters. In many ways, I felt I was reliving my life and some of the decisions I have made along the way. James Rubart has the ability to make the reader a part of the storysilent observers, sometimes encouraging, sometimes saying, Dont open that door! You will enjoy the journey Micah makes. I was late to discover James Rubart but am so happy I did. You will love and be challenged by his books. Both my husband and I rate Rooms: A Novel Five Stars!
James Rubart is the author of seven novels, which have won the Christy, the INSPY, and the Romantic Times Book Reviews awards. He is also a professional speaker and consultant helping others perfect the business of speaking and writing and publishing. He and his wife live just outside Seattle, Washington. Find out more at Jameslrubart.com.
Rooms is a well written Christian fiction novel. It is filled with suspends, appropriate romance, great visualization of the Northwest coast, and Christian values. The spiritual warfare is depicted as the unseen battle against the evil, after the style of C. S. Lewis. If you enjoyed the Shack. You will enjoy Rooms.
I found this book in the church library, loved it so much I bought my own copy. Suspense, romance, mystery and deep spiritual truths - it's all there. I love the spiritual warfare aspect. Really made me think about all that's going on around me that I don't see. So thankful God is on my side!
At first I was confused but as I continued reading it all came together. This is a great parable. It really made me think about the obstacles I allow in my life. I would love to be able to go into the rooms of my life.