Archive for the ‘Books Co-Authored with Janette Oke’ Category

Free Download: Complete List of Books by Davis Bunn

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Readers frequently ask if I have a complete list of all the books I’ve written. Ask and you shall receive! This list is updated for 2016, and it even includes a few titles that will be coming in 2017 and beyond.

To get your downloadable PDF, click the button below and fill out the form. You’ll receive an email from me that’ll include a link to open the file. Be sure to save it to your hard drive and print it so you can refer to it throughout the year.

I’d love to hear in the Comments how many you’ve read… or what’s next on your list. And if you enjoy the list, I hope you’ll click the “Tweet It” link below to share with your friends.

Thanks for being a faithful reader, and best wishes for a bookish 2016!

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Super sale on Acts of Faith trilogy co-authored with Janette Oke

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Here’s a great deal on the ebook version of a series I co-authored with Janette Oke.

The Acts of Faith historical series is steeply discounted at many online booksellers, from February 1 through March 31, 2016. I’ve done some price shopping, and these are the prices, as of the day I published this blog post:

The Centurion’s WifeFREE at all three outlets!

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble NOOK Book

Christianbook.com ebook

The Hidden Flame – $6.99 or less

Amazon Kindle – $4.99

Barnes & Noble – $6.99

Christianbook.com – $5.59

The Damascus Way – $6.99 or less

Amazon – $4.99

Barnes & Noble – $6.99

Christianbook.com – $5.59

Reader Question: Will There Be a Sequel?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Since I write a fair number of series books, readers often ask me whether there be a sequel. Here are my responses to that question as it pertains to the following titles:

  • Marcus Glenwood series
  • Book of Hours
  • Marc Royce Adventures
  • Heirs of Acadia series

Kent writes:

Will there be another Marcus Glenwood book?

Dear Kent,

At present, Marcus is not expected to re-emerge, but because of the deep bond I still hold with that character, ten years after completing the work, anything is possible.

I know this probably does not satisfy, but just so you’re aware, I have been discussing with a publisher the possibility of doing a book about a woman attorney in central NC.

Betty writes:

I just finished The Book of Hours, and I must know: Is there a sequel? I can’t believe you left me “hanging” with the last paragraph! Surely you finished that great story somewhere.

Dear Betty,

No, Book of Hours was a stand-alone. But for your information, I have recently started work on a new novel that takes me back to the combination of romance, faith, and drama that has sparked such interest in Book of Hours readers. It is so new it has not even received an official title yet.

Strait of HormuzLarry and Linda write:

Strait of Hormuz was unquestionably a winner! BUT, despite the most welcome and imminent availability of The Turning, Linda asked me to urge you to get busy working on the NEXT Marc Royce series! Does that speak volumes?!?

We are both awed by your ability to capture and communicate your incredible imagination in a way that draws us into the hearts and minds of the characters. You have a marvelous gift and are so gracious to be sharing it with us!

Dear Larry,

First of all, I’m delighted that you both enjoyed Strait. But I have to tell you, I have said a firm farewell to Marc and Kitra for the moment. Maybe in the future, who knows, but for now, well…

A study guide to go with The Turning, is available as a free PDF download.

The Night AngelMaralys writes:

I absolutely love the Heirs of Arcadia series. At the end of The Night Angel, there was an excerpt printed for the next book, listed as The Loyal Renegade. I was mystified as I had already purchased Falconer’s Quest. I read the excerpt and was happy it seemed to go on right from the end of The Night Angel. Then I picked up Falconer’s Quest and was disappointed to find it began much later in time. Where can I get a copy of The Loyal Renegade? I can’t find it mentioned on any of your book lists. I am reluctant to begin Falconer’s Quest until I find this missing book to read first.

Dear Maralys,

Your comment is right on target. There was indeed another book intended between Angel and Renegade. But Janette Oke—with whom I wrote the original Acadia series and who retired because of ill health—felt good enough to return to writing, and asked if I would “hurry up and finish” that series, so we could do another. This new project with Janette became the trilogy called Acts of Faith, based upon the last chapters of the Gospels and the first three chapters of Acts. In any case, I “fast-forwarded” through time and encapsulated the drama intended as a separate book into the first three chapters of Loyal Renegade.

I hope you enjoy that final story in the series.

A Complete List of Books by Davis Bunn

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

I love it when my readers help out!

Several years ago I stopped keeping track of the books I’ve had published. One of my readers, Gary Gilmore, prepared a list of my books.

Gary writes:  “I know some of the books are out of print, but they are still in local libraries – where I found all of mine.”

Click below to open a PDF of all my published books… as well as a sneak preview of titles that will be coming soon:

Davis Bunn – Complete List of Books PDF – Updated June 3, 2015

Please visit the Books page on my website for detailed information about my books in print.

Acts of Faith Series ebooks: Free or Discounted

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Through May 31, 2015, you can download the ebook version of the three books in the Acts of Faith series for free or at a huge discount.

Janette Oke and I co-authored this historical fiction series that takes place in first century Judea.

The Centurion’s Wife (book 1): FREE!

The Centurion's Wife

When her family’s wealth and power are lost forever, Leah is sent to Pontius Pilate in hopes that he might arrange a strategic marriage. But despite her betrothed’s striking countenance and postion, Leah deems life as a centurioun’s wife a fate worse than death.

Head of the garrison near Galilee, Alban has ambitions that could one day see him at the seat of power-in Rome itself. Eager to prove himself, he takes on the assignment of a lifetime, one that will put his career, his beliefs, and his very life at risk.

But when the death-and missing body-of an obscure rabbi find Leah and Alban searching for the same answers, what they discover changes everything.

The Hidden Flame (book 2): $6.99

The Hidden Flame

In first-century Judea, the followers of the Way have burgeoned into a vibrant, growing community that cannot be ignored.

Jerusalem is in turmoil as itws religious leaders on one side, and their Roman rulers on the other, conspire to stamp out the fledgling Church. And Abigail, who throught she had finally found home and safety, is caught between the opposing forces.

Two suitors desire the lovely Abigail’s hand in marriage. Ezra, a successful Hebrew merchant and widower with important connections among the Sanhedrin, is looking for a mother for his children. The Roman soldier Linux is fascinated by her winsome charm and possibly could offer the sanctuary–maybe even the love–for which she yearns.

But her heart has been captured by neither of these. Will her faith and courage survive a heartbreak beyond comprehension as the followers face a gathering storm of persecution they never could have foreseen? A glimmer of hope beckons Abigail forward…

The Damascus Way (book 3): $6.99

The Damascus Way

One of the Top 10 Inspirational Novels of 2011 —Booklist

Young Julia has everything money can buy—except for acceptance by either Gentiles or Judeans in Tiberias. When she discovers the secret her beloved Greek father has kept all these years, she is devastated. Julia and her Hebrew mother are indeed less than second-class citizens. Her future is dark with clouds of uncertainty.

Jacob, Abigail’s brother, is now a young man attempting to find his own place among the community of believers. Does it mean trading away the exhilaration and adventure of his current profession as a caravan guard?

Hired by Julia’s father to protect a wealthy merchant’s caravans on the secretive “Frankincense Trail,” Jacob also reluctantly takes on the perilous responsibility of passing letters and messages between communities of believers now dispersed across the land. He is alarmed to discover that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a courier. Can their initial mistrust be put aside to accomplish their mission?

Free ebook: ‘The Meeting Place’

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Meeting Place by Janette Oke and Davis BunnThe ebook version of The Meeting Place, which I co-wrote with Janette Oke, is free through December 31, 2013.

Here are the links so you can download it:

If you’re interested in reading the entire Song of Acadia series, here are the links to the Kindle Edition:

Book 1: The Meeting Place

Book 2: The Sacred Shore

Book 3: The Birthright

Book 4: The Distant Beacon

Book 5: The Beloved Land

There’s a related series called Heirs of Acadia. Here are links to all the books in that series:

Book 1: The Solitary Envoy

Book 2: The Innocent Libertine

Book 3: The Noble Fugitive

Book 4: The Night Angel

Book 5: Falconer’s Quest

More blog articles about the Heirs of Acadia series

  1. Readers ask about Heirs of Acadia series
  2. Reader calls Heirs of Acadia series ‘Wonderfully Crafted”
  3. Clarification on Falconer’s Quest and Florian’s Gate
  4. Reader question about Falconer’s Quest

Reader Question: Where Can I Find Information About Acadians?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Wendi writes: 

I have recently remembered your book, The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia #1), as I have been trying to locate information about an ancestor. I wanted to know if you have a list of the sources of the information of the French movement out of Canada. My ancestor was born in Lower Canada and I am having trouble locating any additional information.

If you have a list of histories or other articles that you use for research would you be willing to share those with me in my search for my ancestors?

Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.

Dear Wendi,

Information on where the Acadians were shipped has recently become the basis for a number of academic articles. But the information is still extremely spotty when it comes to individuals.

Perhaps the best sources would be to travel to the Acadian Museum in Truro or Halifax, and ask one of the resident academics for who they feel would best be able to assist you.

Alternately, a genealogist based in one of the former Acadian settlements would certainly have worked on this issue before now.

Janet Jehn has also created a related website that many say is the absolute best for such information. You can find this at www.acadian-cajun.com/age.htm

Readers: Do you have additional resources to share with Wendi?

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Readers Ask About Heirs of Acadia Series

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Beverly writes:

Just finished your first book of the Heirs of Acadia series and have started book 2.

It was absolutely amazing! I am in awe of your and Isabella’s writing; never read anyone’s that was as spellbound as yours.

Dear Beverly,

‘Heirs’ is a series that seemed to gain energy and depth as the books came out, something that has only happened with two other series I’ve written, the Priceless Collection (Florian’s Gate, The Amber Room, and Winter Palace) and the final three books Janette Oke and I did together (The Centurion’s Wife, The Hidden Flame, and The Damascus Way). I’m delighted to learn of your connection to these tales, and wish you great reading.

Jennifer writes:

I wanted to contact you on behalf of my grandmother who is technologically deficient! She LOVES your books and was very excited to read The Loyal Renegade.

There was a “teaser” in the back of another book that she had just finished. Our little public library couldn’t find it in any of the libraries in IN. I have scoured the net, but I myself am not the greatest surfer of cyber warehouses so I thought I would shortcut and contact you directly after coming across your information email address.

Can you give me any information on this book?

Dear Jennifer,

The Loyal Renegade was never written. I became caught up in work with Janette Oke on a new series—her last, at least for now, due to her health—and because we did not know how much time we had to work on this, I combined that story and the final in the series into one book, Falconer’s Quest.

Please tell your grandmother that my wife, who lectures at universities in the UK and the US, is almost on the same level as she is when it comes to computer thingies. I have to write out instructions for the TV remote.

**Note: If you’d like to read the Heirs of Acadia series, the books are available from online booksellers and from your local library. Here is a list of all five books in the series, in order:

Book 1: The Solitary Envoy

Book 2: The Innocent Libertine

Book 3: The Noble Fugitive

Book 4: The Night Angel

Book 5: Falconer’s Quest

And here are links to the books in the Priceless Collection series:

   

Readers Ask: Will There be a Sequel to ‘Another Homecoming’?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Chandy writes: 

I recently read Return to Harmony. I really enjoyed it.

Did you and Mrs. Oke have plans to write a sequel? I understand her health isn’t well. Any chance a sequel could still happen?

Dear Chandy,

Return to Harmony was followed by Another Homecoming, which drew on the same emotional threads but was a different story. I think right now that if Janette were up to doing another book, we would continue with the Acts of Faith series.   But you never can tell.

Clarification on ‘Falconer’s Quest’ and ‘Florian’s Gate’

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Carole writes:

Is it possible to purchase your Heirs of Acadia Loyal Renegade anywhere? I truly hope so. I love your historical fiction.
 

Dear Carol,

Thank you so much for the lovely note.  Unfortunately, ‘Loyal Renegade’ was never written.  I know, it is mentioned there in the previous book.  Originally I intended to do one additional book in that series.  Then Janette Oke, who had retired five years earlier, decided her health was good enough to let her return to writing. 

We had discussed the possibility of doing a Bible-based series back before she retired, and it was something I really did not want to do on my own.  There simply wasn’t time to write the new series with her (‘Centurion’s Wife’ and ‘Hidden Flame’) and do two more in the Acadia series.  So with Bethany’s blessing I compressed the two final books into one.  ‘Falconer’s Quest’ was the result.  To be honest, I consider it the best of the series.  I miss John Falconer.  Writing in his company was a blast.  I’d love to bring him back some day. 


John Errington writes:

My mother-in-law is 79 and a committed Christian.  Over the past few years we have bought her all of the Janette Oke books and she has particularly enjoyed the most recent – the Song of Acadia and  Acts of Faith sets which you co-wrote.  She would dearly love to have the Heirs of Acadia series but try as we might I have been unable to find the set of five books in a condition fit to give her as a present. 

I have tried the usual sources – amazon.co.uk, eden.co.uk, the book depository, abebooks, but have not been able to source the complete set. I wonder if you could possibly direct me to a bookseller that might be able to help? Many thanks. 

Dear Reverend Errington,

 I have checked online, and confirm that finding a complete boxed set is impossible. But Amazon’s authorized  booksellers do have all copies of the series available individually, and at reasonable prices – I checked like this a couple of years ago for another title, and found it on sale for two hundred dollars. Shame none of that would find its way into the author’s pocket.

The Heirs of Acadia series books are available from online booksellers and from your local library. Here is a list of all five books in the series, in order:

Book 1: The Solitary Envoy

Book 2: The Innocent Libertine

Book 3: The Noble Fugitive

Book 4: The Night Angel

Book 5: Falconer’s Quest

Lyn writes:

It was a pleasure to read Florian’s Gate, the first I have read of Davis Bunn’s. Pleasure seems a strange word to use for a book that was so informative on the sufferings of the Poles. Even sufferings seems too light a word. Although the story line is about the pain about Alexander Kantor’s hidden pain there is so much about the history of Poland and their resilience in the face of so much pain and destruction. I learned so much also of antiques and how they were used. I learned so much about the fine line of truth and the sometime yoke we put on ourselves and others with the admonition of ‘telling the truth’. I recommend this as a book to read that challenges one’s concepts. That on the reading, one may come to the end somewhat more humble than at the beginning. Thank you so much. 

Dear Lyn,

What a delight to receive your email, and how nice to have this opportunity to revisit ‘Florian’s Gate.’ This was the first in a series of three books, entitled ‘The Priceless Collection,’ based around the experiences of my wife’s family after WWII. The books have been out of print now for over a decade, and it is amazing that just this month I have received five different fan mails based upon these stories. 

Two things might be of interest: First, the trilogy is to be re-published in 2013; ‘Florian’s Gate’ in February, ‘Amber Room’ in May, and ‘Winter Palace’ in November. Second, two recent books that other fans of the series have found to contain a powerful connection are ‘Lion of Babylon’ and ‘Gold of Kings’.