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Monday, July 2, 2012

Rare Earth by Davis Bunn book review and giveaway

Photo of Rare Earth
I love Davis Bunn's books.  I usually like to just read historical fiction, but Davis is such a talented writer that I get sucked right in.  Rare Earth  is a stand alone novel, but the second book to use Marc Royce as the main character.  I also enjoyed his book Lion of Babylon the first book.
Rare Earth is set in Kenya Africa, Marc Royce has worked for the state department in clandestine assignments, most recently in Iraq.  He is a Christian man who lost his wife four years ago and he uses his faith in his work, depending on God's guidance to survive.
He needs to find out what happened to the brother of Kitra, an Isreali medical administrator who has secrets of her own.  There are sparks between Kitra and Marc, but can they act on their feelings?  Can they trust each other?  Can their faith bring them together?  This part of the novel is just in the background.
The main subject is why are African tribes being pushed off their land?  Who killed Serge, Kitra's brother?  Is Lodestone, a company for hire for humanatarion resources, corrupt and behind all the killings and thievery?  It is Marc's job to find out.
I highly recommend reading this book, it is perfect for a man or a woman.  My husband would love this book.  Davis does a lot of research on his books

To read the first three chapters click here

Would you like to win a copy of Rare Earth?  It's real easy.  I would love for you to follow me, but you don't have to.  If you like baking, homemaking stuff, quilting and sewing you might enjoy my blog!  You can follow me through, Google Friend Connect, Linky Friends, Google Reader or you can even get my blog posts in your email.  Look on the left side bar for your options.
Answer this question, have you ever been to Africa or now anyone who has?  I've never been there, but I have several missionary friends there.
For a second entry, read the first chapter and tell me what you think of the book so far!
I will draw a name on July 9 and announce the winner on my blog July 10.
Good luck!


Denise :) said...

Hi Missy! I saw your comment on Sarah's (of Sarah Did It!) blog and clicked over and lucky for me I did! Is Davis Bunn formerly known as T. Davis Bunn? I have much enjoyed his work in the past. I added you to my "quilting" circle on Google plus and will become a follower, too! Looking forward to it! :)

Denise :) said...

Oh, so I went to read the first chapter ... LOL! I couldn't stop! I had to read all three. This will be a book I finish one way or another!! :)

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I follow you on Linky as Carolsue Ezovski
I have never been to Africa, but I know a friend of a friend who has. That's about it. Nobody personally.
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I read the chapter. It sounds fascinating! The places and people are brought to life in such vivid detail! Hope I win it!
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Barbara said...

I got the link to your site from Davis Bunn's newsletter - and have just subscribed to your email updates. I have neither been to Africa nor do I know anyone who has.

Barbara said...

I read the chapters of Rare Earth ... reading just ONE chapter of a Davis Bunn book has never been an option for me. :) This book promises to be one of his best. I'd love to win a copy - thanks for the opportunity!!

Quiltsmiles said...

I'm not familiar with this author but do enjoy reading. Sounds like it's a good story so would love the chance at winning. I already am a follower and enjoy your insights. Jane

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