Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rare Earth and giveaway

Leave a comment to be entered for a giveaway for this novel -- include contact information. Follow this blog or twitter about this contest for extra points.

Author: Davis Bunn
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
July 2012
ISBN 978-0-7642-0906-2
Genre: Fiction / Suspense

Set on the rich canvas of an incredibly complex African continent, this latest novel by Davis Bunn reveals the incredible tension that exists between the past and the future of this third-world country, between the old legacies and the new desires for more . . . more power, more wealth, more influence. And RARE EARTH highlights the extents to which some will go in order to obtain these new currencies, at the expense of everything – and everyone - else.

High-tech industries have become dependent upon “rare-earths,” once-obscure minerals which have been found in abundance over the region in Africa known as the Rift Valley. In order to obtain these precious commodities, modern day “claim-jumpers” have forcibly removed entire populations of the indigenous African tribes and re-located them to squalid tenement settlements. In the process, old rivalries between the native tribes of Africa have been inflamed and new rivalries, between the patriarchs and the younger generations, have been created.

Marc Royce, sent ostensibly to audit a relief organization, has his orders: discover the truth behind the smoke-screen, and relay that information to his superiors. Following his heart, Marc sets himself a much larger mission; restore unity to the tribes, restore the tribes to their land, and bring justice to those who have masterminded the plot behind the forced relocations. In the process, Marc’s faith – and his heart – will be tested to the breaking point.

Written in Davis Bunn’s masterful story-telling, RARE EARTH will grab you from the beginning and hold you until the very last page. On the journey, you will find your own misconceptions concerning The Dark Continent, its history, culture, and people, constantly challenged and corrected. 5 Stars. 363 pages. $14.99.


Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

Sounds like a good book.
contact me at Pacjacjac @

Will twitter : )

Dana Wilkerson Spille said...

Would love love love to win this book ! Thanks ,Dana Wilkerson Spille

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Sidney W. Frost said...

Don't enter me in the contest since I already have the book. Just wanted to say I like your review and I loved the book.

Carmen7351 said...

I've read several other books by Davis, but not this one. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

Linda at: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Janice said...

This book sounds like it has rich complexity regarding conflicts between individuals and groups of people. I think it would be a challenging read through which I could learn a lot about a part of the earth which I have never considered before. Learning is always fun especially when combined with a good story!

Please enter my name into the contest. Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janice said...

I am a follower of this blog by e-mail.

Blessings, Janice

Caroline Campbell said...

I always liked Davis Bunn. Have read a number of his books. Would love to win one.
Caroline McGee

The Self-Taught Cook said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!
Tammy Cuevas

The Self-Taught Cook said...

Following this blog through GFC as theselftaughtcook

The Self-Taught Cook said...

Tweeted the giveaway

Pam said...

I subscribe to this blog by e-mail.
I read Lion of Babylon, plus many other books by Davis Bunn, all of which I enjoyed. Rare Earth sounds like another great book that I'd love to read. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.


Paul Rasmussen said...

I would love to win this book. I'm a fan of Davis Bunn since he was"T", and like his page and get his blog. He's an interesting person and an excellent writer.

seemaryc said...

I am very selective about the books I read, and Davis Bunn is one of my favorites! His stories are always interesting and keep me reading way past bedtime ~ cannot pout it down! Would love to win a copy of this book!!

lollipops said...

Congratulations to Caroline for winning a copy of this book

agboss said...

Hi Laura,
I follow Davis Bunn's blog & got an email from it informing me of your giveaway for his book 'Rare Earth'. It said to enter by August 31, 2012. By the last post listed on your blog, I'm not sure if the giveaway already took place. I hope not. I would LOVE to win this book. He is an incredible author. I so enjoyed his Storm Syrell series! I am also following your blog through Google email. Thanks!


Tina Woods said...

I loved "Lion of Babylon" and would love to win a copy of "Rare Earth"!

tinas.misc (at) gmail (dot) com