Today is my stop on “The Pages of Her Life” Book Tour and Giveaway by Celebrate Lit. We will discuss the book, hear about the author, other stops, and the giveaway. Don’t forget to sign up. You can’t win if you don’t register.
This is the first book that I have read by author James L. Rubart, but it will not be the last. He has a writing style that is easy to read and difficult to stop. Once I started this book I could not quit reading it until I had finished it. It captured me within the first few pages and held me until the end.
There is no romance but plenty of intrigue, inspiration, mystery in this drama by author Rubart. He makes readers ponder “who am I, really” in this beautifully crafted tale. Are we really the same person that people think we are? That we think we are?
This is the story of brother, Parker, and sister, Allison. They grapple with life, the memory of their father, and taking care of their mother. The author has done a delightful job in creating these two. I was equally invested in their lives. At times I wanted to swoop in and chat with Allison. We had big differences in beliefs a few times.
She has a journal as many of us do. However, what would you do if your words were changed after you had written them? This is what is happening in her journal. (Now see why I could not but this exceptional book down?)
There are twist and turns galore in this novel. It is a Christian fiction with God and faith woven masterfully throughout the entire book. The life lessons are timely and relevant. They deal with faith, trusting God’s leading, honesty with yourself, forgiveness, hope, contentment, and family. This is a God honoring book leading readers to the truth that God’s voice is really the only one of which we need to listen.
I highly recommend this book. It has a section of Discussion Questions at the back, so Book Clubs will be delighted with this find. Men and women alike will undoubtedly love it. It receives 5 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy from Celebrate Lit but was under no obligation to write a review. These are my honest thoughts.
About the Book
Book: The Pages of Her Life
Author: James L. Rubart
Genre: Christian fiction – suspense
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Award-winning and bestselling author James L. Rubart explores the way our memories shape us . . . and how they affect our beliefs.
Allison Moore has no idea why she got out of her car on that rainy March afternoon and picked up the soaked journal laying on the side of the road. Brought it home. But she did. It was empty. Except for two lines scrawled in the front, too washed out to read. And a Jesus emblem inside the back cover. Something about the journal compels her to start writing in it, capturing thoughts about her newly acquired job that she thought would be heaven, but has turned into hell. Then one day, she finds words in the center of the journal. Words she didn’t write: Mene mene tekel upharsin. After her heart stops hammering, Allison Googles the phrase, and reads the story of Belshazzar’s Feast, where a hand from God writes on the wall, and the king is slain. Fear grips her, certain God is coming after her for what she did twelve years back. What she’s done wrong her whole life. She vows to make things right. Then she discovers more phrases appearing underneath each of her journal entries. Those phrases take her on an emotional roller coaster that forces her to look at everything she believes about her past in a new light, and opens her eyes to a supernatural realm of staggering consequence.
About the Author
James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, Soul’s Gate, Memory’s Door, and Spirit Bridge. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. Website: www.jameslrubart.comTwitter: @jameslrubart Facebook: JamesLRubart
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To celebrate his tour, James is giving away a finished copy of The Pages of Her Life!!
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