Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

About the book:

For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only. Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena's interpretation of her dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a powerful global network of dangerous forces. As the story unfolds, they face a key question of the Christian life: How do you understand and fulfill the will of God?

My review of Book of Dreams:

I have never read a book by Davis Bunn before.  His books have always looked intriguing, but I just wasn’t interested enough to actually pick one up.  That is until I heard about Book of Dreams.  This book sounded very interesting, so it was the perfect opportunity to introduce myself to Davis’s writing.

To say Book of Dreams was interesting would be an understatement.  This story had depth, not just with the story but also with the Christian message, that most Christian novels do not have.  I was completely fascinated by the characters and the stories there were living in.  I was truly impressed by Davis’s storytelling and creative writing.

Of course, I couldn’t review this book without giving the setting of Oxford, England and Rome an honorable mention.  Setting is something that is very important to me and in this book, the setting became one of the characters by coming to life just like they did.  I love when authors are able to really bring the setting into the forefront of a story and Davis did that beautifully.

I was very impressed and pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Book of Dreams.  I don’t think I will be passing up another book by Davis Bunn anytime soon.  Very nicely done!

This book was provided for review by Howard Books.

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