Friday, November 20, 2015

The Five Times I Met Myself

What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a dream? What would you say?

Brock Matthews' once promising life is unraveling. His coffee company. His marriage.

So when he discovers his vivid dreams---where he encounters his younger self---might let him change his past mistakes, he jumps at the chance. The results are astonishing, but also disturbing.

Because getting what Brock wants most in the world will force him to give up the one thing he doesn't know how to let go . . . and his greatest fear is that it's already too late.

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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.

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The Five Times I met Myself by James L Rubart was an interesting and unique book that mixes reality with dreams in an exciting way. I found the plot to be complex and well written, and it contained a mixture of suspense, romance, danger, and unexpected twists and turns. I liked how the story jumped between the past, present, and entered into the dream world and how that changed both the past and the future.The characters, especially Brock, were interesting and well developed. Brock had very intriguing and sometimes conflict filled contacts with other characters, and it was interesting to see how his interactions changed as he went back in dreams to try to change his past mistakes. I like how the Gospel truth was interwoven into the story, and I thought that this novel was a very intriguing read. Overall, I would highly recommend this novel to those who like a good, unique novel. 
I received this novel from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Valley of Decision by Lynne Gentry

You won’t want to miss the electrifying conclusion to Lynne Gentry’s The Carthage Chronicles, Valley of Decision. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can’t—secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow. Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets?

Valley of Decision by Lynne Gentry was the third novel in her Carthage Chronicles, following The Healer of Carthage and the The Return to Exile. When I received this novel, I quickly realized that there was no way I could read it without first reading the previous two books. I was intrigued by the characters and the storyline, so I quickly bought the first novel and devoured in a couple of days. After that initial dose of the Carthage fever, I borrowed the second book from the library and read that in a couple sittings as well. When I finally made it back to Valley of Decision, I was very intrigued to see how it would all end. The plot line was filled with unexpected twists and turns, and contained wonderful instances of romance, heart shattering moments of sadness and tragedy, and nail biting scenes of suspense and difficult decisions. I was so drawn into the story, I was unable to stomach reading the end chapters for awhile because of what I knew was inevitable. However, the story still did not end how I expected it to. The characters were well developed and realistic, each demonstrating their own flaws and strengths that continued to evolve throughout the three novels. I was glad there were new faces in the story in this novel, but I appreciated the inclusion of old familiar characters who continued to grow and to develop in this novel as well.

Overall, I really enjoyed this entire series, and I look forward to reading more of Lynne Gentry's novels. I received this novel for free from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. 

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Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer who loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.
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