I have read quite a few Davis Bunn books by now and all of them are highly enjoyable. However, I think I can say without a doubt that Book of Dreams is my favorite so far. The book grabbed my attention from page 1 and didn’t let go until the very end. In fact, I was greatly disappointed at the end…not by how it ended, but because there was no more to read! It was truly a masterpiece!
Dr. Elena Burroughs is the main character, a psychologist and dream interpreter in Oxford, England, with the inability to completely deal with a personal tragedy in her own life. She is soon joined by an interesting new patient who is experiencing frightening dreams on a regular basis.
When Elena is given an ancient book that she is required to decipher, things take a very interesting turn. The book, which is fascinating in and of itself, has been in the possession of her very good friend for a number of years and has yet to be understood. But when Elena takes possession, interesting things begin to happen and her life takes a dramatic turn.
Very soon after the opening chapters, the main character shifts from Elena, to a small group of people working as one unit (of which she remains the unofficial leader). These other characters include Antonio d’Alba of Rome and financial advisor to the Vatican and Lawrence Harwood, the American Ambassador to England. The character development is rich and you soon feel connected to each character for different reasons.
This book is not only about an ancient artifact, but is in reality about letting the Holy Spirit guide you and stepping out into unknown territory with the confidence that God is with you and will guide you. The story sounds like one out of today’s headlines, with the added bonus of the ancient thrown in.
If you are interested in international intrigue, this book is for you. If you like romance, you will love this book. If you enjoy a good mystery, look no further. If biblical history is your forte, this is the book for you.
I would highly recommend this book. It is one I plan to read again and again.
Pam Nelson has 3 married kids, 2 grandsons & 1 granddaughter (ages 8, 5 & 1 respectively). She also is the Women’s Ministry Director for her church as well as Secretary/Treasurer for the corporation (church). Seven years ago, God blessed Pam with a brand-new heart via transplant, and she says every day is precious.