This is the first book i have read by James Rubart, but he has just become a new 'must' have author. Brilliantly written. Subject was just believable enough to keep me reading. Not violent, but a hint of it...Believable characters.
Although i didn't devour "Book of Days" in one sitting like Collen Coble (author of Cry in the Night and The Lightkeeper's Bride), i did read it in one day...Truly a suspense story, a page turner! This book is very well written, one i will be recommending.
i give this book a 10 out of 10. i received Book of Days as a free gift from James L. Rubart through a contest.
What if there were a book that showed us all our days, that told us what the future held for us. All my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. Psalm 139:16 Cameron Vaux is on a quest to find out if there is a physical book, here on this earth that tells us of our days. Having faced the tragedy of loosing his father, first to Alzheimer's and then to death, while his father was still young, then loosing his dear wife Jessie after only five years of marriage, Cameron remembers things they told him.
Things about the Book of Days, things that would show him what the future held for him. Would he end up loosing his memory like his dad did.
Traveling to Three Peaks Oregon, to research what Jessie had told him about the Book of Days, he asked Ann Banister to help him. Ann and Cameron's wife Jessie had grown up in the same foster home and were the best of friends. Ann was on a quest to find out about her mom and the one picture she had of her mom, was taken in Three Peaks Oregon.
Would Cameron and Ann find the answers they both needed for their lives to move forward? They both had been trapped in the past by their hurts and confusion, would they find healing in Three Peaks? Jim Rubart once again brings us a book that will keep you reading to the end. His wonderful writing will weave the story right into you, and you will have to finish this book to know how the story ends! I love Jim's writing, and this book is no exception. Another great book from Jim Rubart and from B & H Fiction!400 pages US $14.99 4 stars
This book was provided by B & H Fiction for review purposes only, no payment was provided for this review
This book is truly intriguing. I enjoyed it - reading it in only two days (between taking breaks to play with my 4 children and do my household things). I too hope have the hope that God has indeed recorded my memories - it is a great comfort to know that each breath we take, each moment we are on this earth, each tear we shed, each laugh we laugh is dear and precious to the creator.
Cameron is a young man on a journey to restore his memories - afraid to lose his mind as his father had. He had suffered the loss of his father and his beloved wife. Both had held a deep belief in God and His eternal plans for each of their lives. They both died praying for Cameron to come to the acceptance (a heart knowledge) of the God of the Universe.
This journey is so intricate and involves so many the plot is not easily figured out. I loved all the twists and turns in the journey. I found myself deeply hoping that Cameron would find the true answer to his questions and that the deep longing he felt would be satisfied and he would find freedom.
The last two chapters had me in tears! So poignant, so applicable to our lives, so personal to the heart of God. Absolutely a beautiful story.
Wow! Fast paced and well-crafted, I couldn't put this thriller down. I love it when I find an allegorical thread woven beneath the surface of an exciting book. Like Rooms, Book of Days robbed me of a night's sleep. James Rubart is a Master Storyteller. Novel Journey and I highly recommend Book of DaysÃ¢â¬âit's a 5 star read!
Book of Days is a page-turner from James Rubart. With some authors it's hard to sustain the success of a first novel. But with this book, the author has exceeded the skill he showed with his debut release.
Cameron Vaux's losing his mind. Each day it feels like his memories are slipping farther and farther away. In a desperate effort to restore them and avoid the end his father faced, he makes a desperate bid to find the Book of Days, a mysterious volume that both his father and his wife made him promise to find before they died. The search takes him to a small town in Oregon that is filled with secrets and hidden agendas. If his plight weren't so desperate, it would be easy to give up but he can't.
He is helped on his search by his reluctant friend Ann Bannister, who has her own reasons for being in town. And her presence adds a touch of romance to the book.
The plot hurtles through twists just like a rock climber who's slipped in their climb. The result is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed and couldn't put down. One aspect that I loved the most is that I did not identify the person behind the suspense thread. In many books lately, I've been able to do that, so it was a welcome relief to have a book that surprised me at the end. This book is perfect for those who like suspense with a twist. This time that twist is what if people thought the book of days really existed...here on earth?