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It's been quite a while since I've read any fiction, but during some self-imposed rest I brought along "Rooms" by James L. Rubart and I'm so glad I did!

When looking for fiction, I want something beyond clean entertainment; I'm looking for something edifying.  I found "Rooms" to be entertaining and thought provoking without being as heavy as a non-fiction read.
"Rooms" main character, Micah Taylor, is a self-made millionaire in the software business who receives a mysterious letter from his great-uncle Archie.  In it, this man he never knew claims to have built a house for him on Cannon Beach.  Located on the beautiful Oregon coast, Cannon Beach is both a place that Micah loved and a place that he never wants to see again. 
Micah goes to the house with the intention of sticking a "For Sale" sign in the yard, never imagining how much he would instantly feel at home there.  He feels as though the house is a part of him; in reality, it is him.  More specifically, it's a reflection of his heart.  Rooms mysteriously appear, reflecting changes he's making in his life.

Micah's journey is a realistic one as he vacillates between two worlds.  The reader has the advantage of seeing how choosing to follow God affects life in the world and vice versa.  I found it to be a great read - hopefully you will too!



 Linking up with: Women Living Well, Works for Me Wednesday, Weekend Whatever, Cozy Book Hop, Blogger's Choice Book Reviews

2 Responses so far.

  1. Connie says:

    Great review of Jim's book, Lisa! Jim Rubart lives in the same corner of the Northwest as I do and he'll be speaking at our Northwest Christian Writers' Association meeting next Monday. Also, I'll be putting on my other hat as blogservant for NCWA's blog tomorrow and publish a post by Jim.

    Thank you so much for linking your review to Blogger's Choice Book Reviews and please feel free to copy/paste the BCBR button at the bottom of your review.

  2. Love to hear about fiction books that are full of characters and enjoyable without wasting my time. Might have to add this to my list...

    Thanks for linking with Cozy book hop - hope you link up often!


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