by James L. Rubart
Publisher: B & H Books
Published: September 15, 2011
Format: Paperback (400 pages)
Origin: Publisher through netGalley (eGalley)
***Though the publisher provides the free ebook, I offer the opinion.***
Corin Roscoe’s life is his antiques business. He has one life long friend, a girlfriend, and a brother who hates him—with good reason.
His driving need for extreme sports, adventures, and games cost his brother a life he’d never live. Before Shasta’s wedding, Corin pushed his brother to do one last jump, for old-time sake.Unfortunately, the last stunt leaves Shasta paralyzed and bitter.
Sure, Corin keeps in touch with his sister-in-law, and sends his nephew gifts, but he longs for the closeness the brothers shared long ago.
However, when an elderly woman brings a chair to his shop and tells him who was the maker of the chair, Corin may have just gained the answer to a prayer. On the other hand, did he just gain an old piece of wood and a crazy customer?
The woman is insistent about the craftsman of the chair. Could Jesus Christ have made this relic?
But Corin’s mind is thinking of nothing else but the chair. If it’s not a religious artifact, could it be just old enough to net enough money for his brother’s healing operation or could healing take place through a carpenter. The Carpenter. This level of craftsmanship Corin has never seen before, but he’s not ready to believe it is anything but old, until a child sits in the chair.
Soon it’s all over the news about how this kid was cured of his asthma then a mega-church pastor suddenly shows up in Corin’s life, wanting to take the chair off of Corin’s hands, to help him.
Between his property being vandalized, his property getting stolen, and dire warnings from the woman who left the chair with him, Corin is not sure whom to trust. Nevertheless, he does come to believe there is something more going on than superior artisan skills, but is it for real?
THE CHAIR by James L. Rubart is a title that I recommend. But be forewarned this book is full of suspense and plot twists, broken and battered souls, and faith that don’t begin at the beginning.
James L. Robart is a master craftsman of story, characters, and suspense. This read will tie you in knots, but when it’s all over, you’ll be racing to get on another thrill ride. And you will find it in one of this author’s other works, ROOMS: A NOVEL (B&H Books April 2010) and BOOK OF DAYS: A NOVEL (B & H Books January 2011).