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Friday, December 10, 2010

Book of Days

"… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being." —Psalm 139:16

About the Book:
Young Cameron Vaux’s mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his dad predicted they would. Memories he knows he has to remember. His father tells Cameron that to save his mind he must find "the book with all days in it" —the past and future record of every soul on earth.

When an obscure clue leads Cameron to a small central Oregon town, he meets enigmatic Taylor Stone, a possible guide to finding the book who seems to carry secrets far deeper than anyone imagines. Local hotshot TV personality Ann Bannister thinks the legend of the book is a farce, but she has her reasons to join Cameron’s search anyway. Finally, there is fanatical New Age guru Jason Judah, who will stop at nothing to find the book of days before Cameron does.

Café Lily’s Review:

If you’re a fan of mystery and suspense, don’t miss Book of Days by James L. Rubart.  This book is full of twists, turns and adventure – readers will not find themselves bored.   I haven’t read any other titles by James Rubart, but according to some of his fans he writes along the same lines as Ted Dekker.  This particular book is bitter-sweet for the author, who was losing his father to Alzheimer’s as he was writing the book.
The main character, Cameron Vaux also loses his dad to Alzheimer’s and is haunted by the words his father spoke to him before he died.  Not only does his father predict that Cameron will also start losing his memories, he urges Cameron to find “the book” – the book of all days which might cure him.  Not sure if his father is talking out of his head due to his illness, Cameron is confused and troubled as to whether or not “the book” actually exists.

Unable to let go of what his father told him, Cameron becomes more interested in finding the book when his own memory starts to fade, just as his father predicted.  As he sets out on his journey to track down the book, Cameron discovers that others are looking for the elusive book as well, and some will resort to sinister means to be the first to find it.  As Cameron digs deeper and unpeels layer after layer to the mysterious origin of “the book”, the action heats up and readers find themselves wondering what will happen next as Rubart introduces a cast of characters that keep the pages turning, and readers guessing.

Book of Days releases January 2011, published by B & H Books.


Thanks to Julie Gwinn of B & H Books for providing me with a free review copy.

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