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From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
Book of Days
by James L. Rubart
Cameron Vaux’s life has been on a downward
spiral. He lost his father eight years ago and his wife, Jessie, two
years ago. Now he is losing his memory and his only hope is a
mysterious book mentioned by both his dad and Jessie. Does God truly
record everything in a physical book and does that book reside here on
earth? Cameron turns to the only person he can trust, a woman whose
past is intermingled with his own. Ann Bannister reluctantly agrees to
help, especially since the search leads them to the very place her own
past is hidden in, a place called Three Peaks, Oregon. But Ann and
Cameron are not the only ones seeking the BOOK OF DAYS….
BOOK OF DAYS isn’t your usual thriller or Christian fiction. Instead,
James L. Rubart pens a tale that asks as many questions as it answers.
The discussion questions at the back are excellent and provide a good
starting point for pondering the mysteries explored in this tale. The
slow, thoughtful pace of BOOK OF DAYS is ideal for the themes of
forgiveness, love, and loss.
James L. Rubart does a phenomenal tale at crafting characters who tug
at your heart. I’ve never experienced loving someone with Alzheimer’s
Disease but the portrayal is poignant that it’s hard not to shed a
tear. Cameron’s fear permeates the pages even as the overall tale
offers a sense of hope even through the sadness and pain. In fact, it
is this very sense of hope that makes BOOK OF DAYS such a success.
BOOK OF DAYS is one of those tales that leaves thoughts simmering in
your head long after the last page is turned. The only thing that
detracted from this was the revelation at the conclusion of the unknown
adversary as the tale is complete in itself without the twist. However,
readers looking more for a mystery/thriller than an inspirational tale
will perhaps appreciate the hints along the way. I haven’t read James
L. Rubart’s previous book, ROOMS, but without a doubt will be doing so
if it’s even half as good as BOOK OF DAYS. Bravo!
Publisher: B&H Books (January 2011)
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews