28 May 2019

The Pages of Her Life | Book Review + Giveaway


“James L. Rubart’s writing always delivers characters that echo our own lives, living in a world not too removed from our own. The Pages of Her Life is another captivating taste of who we really can be.” —David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler

How do you stand up for yourself when it means losing everything?

Allison Moore is making it. Barely. The Seattle architecture firm she started with her best friend is struggling, but at least they’re free from the games played by the corporate world. She’s gotten over her divorce. And while her dad’s recent passing is tough, their relationship had never been easy.

Then the bomb drops. Her dad was living a secret life and left her mom in massive debt.

As Allison scrambles to help her mom find a way out, she’s given a journal, anonymously, during a visit to her favorite coffee shop. The pressure to rescue her mom mounts, and Allison pours her fears and heartache into the journal.

But then the unexplainable happens. The words in the journal, her words, begin to disappear. And new ones fill the empty spaces—words that force her to look at everything she knows about herself in a new light.

Ignoring those words could cost her everything . . . but so could embracing them.

“I’m a slow reader, but I couldn’t put down The Pages of Her Life. This intriguing story is brimming with wonderful characters and more than a few surprises, including marvelous cameos by characters from another favorite Rubart novel. Immensely thought-provoking, this novel would make a fabulous book-club read. I can’t recommend it highly enough!” —Deborah Raney, author of A Vow to Cherish and the Chandler Sisters novels

The Pages of Her Life is quintessential James Rubart and showcases why his novels are automatic must-reads. Rubart’s new novel explores courage and self-discovery. The right decisions are almost always hard, and Rubart’s deft hand with character and theme shine in his new novel. Highly recommended!” —Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of the Lavender Tides series

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: May 21, 2019


Whenever I pick up on of James L. Rubart’s books, I know it will be a unique, thought-provoking read. The Pages of Her Life is no exception.

Life keeps going wrong for Allison Moore and her family. When she mysteriously receives a journal—with some unbelievable characteristics—it prompts her toward discovery, reconciling faith, hope, forgiveness in light of her current challenges.

Another one of Rubart’s novels, Rooms, does connect with Allison’s story—but if you haven’t read it yet, that’s okay; I haven’t read Rooms and still enjoyed The Pages of Her Life a lot. It’s an interesting story with plenty of surprises, and I was eager to see what would happen next, happily following the characters through all the drama. So, if you’re in need of a different sort of contemporary story this summer, definitely check out The Pages of Her Life.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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. 


To celebrate his tour, James is giving away a finished copy of The Pages of Her Life. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.


1 comment:

  1. Hallie, Thank you for the great review! I enjoy Mr. Rubart's thought provoking stories.