Saturday, February 19, 2011

Life is good, but is that all there is?

There are so many self help books out there. A complete plethora of how tos. How to get rich, how to be happy, how to find a man/woman, how to fix my husband or wife.  There are books on how to find yourself and get what has always been right there at your finger tips, fame, fortune and happiness.  All you have to do is ask for it and you'll receive it. Simply believe and it's yours. In James Rubart's novel, Rooms he shows an entirely different take on getting what you want.

There are so many paths we can choose. Each one leads to a different place. In Rooms, Micah Taylor has worked hard to be a success and has everything he could possibly want.  He owns his own company, has loads of money, a great girlfriend and then he receives an ominous note from his deceased Uncle. His Uncle gives him a unique home on the Oregon coast. It's worth a fortune. Micah has no desire to go, but is intrigued by his Uncle's comment that states 'the home is all you.' He feels called to go. Once he arrives he realizes this is where he belongs, but can he stay if it means his entire life will change?

Rooms is a novel that is creative, powerful and has stayed in my mind since I finished it.  It's an exquisite mystery that will keep you riveted to your seat and then make you think about the choices you've made in your life and where those choices led you. If you look back are there things you would do differently? If you could go back in time would you? Rooms will leave you taking a closer look at your faith and the life choices you've made. It is definitely a novel worth reading.

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