Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On My Nightstand - Book of Days by James L. Rubart

What would you do if your dying father and dying wife both urged you to find a mysterious "Book of Days?" Cameron Vaux didn't pay too much attention until his memory started failing him. His father's warnings that he'd die of the same disease sends him on an odyssey that will change the course of his life.

Meanwhile, his late wife's friend, Anne Bannister, is on her own quest. She's tired of being alone in the world and searches for her biological family. Even though she and Cameron have a history, she's nervous about getting hurt again.

With plenty of antagonists, strange doings, and a healthy dose of romance, Jim Rubart has once again produced a story with multiple layers of truth. I related to the characters on so many levels, including Cameron's agony over the loss of his wife.

If I had a rating system, this baby would be off the charts. Loved it!

Have you read any books lately that "wowed" you? Please share.


20 comments:

Katie Ganshert said...

Wow - I'll have to read this one. Question - do you have to read Rooms first? I've been meaning to get to that one too!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

No. Book of Days is not part of a series. Both books are stand-alone novels. I highly recommend them both.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica Nelson said...

Wow, I keep hearing about Rubart and his books sound SO intriguing! Thanks for another great review!

Marja said...

Thanks for the review Susan! A book that "wowed" me? Hhmm.. you have me thinking again...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. definitely sounds like a good buy .. your description entices us in ... and the other one too - I'll have to remember James' name .. cheers Hilary

kristen said...

Oh, you did it again! Another book to go on my list!
A book that wowed me was Ann Shorey's The Dawn of a Dream. It's a fantastic read, and Ann writes beautifully. I was jolted back to reality when the next page was the acknowledgements and the story was over. I was sad it was over, but it was a very satisfying ending.
Thanks

Jill Kemerer said...

Oooh, nice review! This looks like a goodie!! A book that wowed me--Demon by Tosca Lee. It was awesome!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

He got another book coming out soon called, "The Chair." This man is one talented writer!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

There aren't too many out there that fit in this category. Jim Rubart has definitely distinguished himself as a topnotch writer.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

I can't say enough good things about his books. I hope you'll pick one up and give it a try.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Now, I have another book to add to my Wish List. :)

One of my criteria for a "Wow" book is: does it leave me wanting more?

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

I didn't read that book, but I did read Havah. Tosca Lee is another excellent author.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathi -

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the info. Just finished Ann Tatlock's Promise to Keep. She's a good storyteller.
Blessings,
Karen

Faith Imagined said...

I will have to check this one out! I love adventure!!!

Chatty Crone said...

This one sounds very interesting!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll add this book to my Wish List.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Faith Imagined -

Plenty of adventure here! Enjoy the book.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'll try to get to your place today. :)

Blessings,
Susan