Friday, August 30, 2013

"Unlimited" by Davis Bunn

ISBN-13: 9781433679407
Published by B & H Publishing
Softcover $14.99
About the book: Simon Orwell is trapped in a web of danger and deception. Responding to a call from his former professor who's developed an instrument that can create unlimited energy, he travels across the border--- and learns his mentor has been murdered! Can he discover the secrets to the world-changing device---and the identity of its creator's killers?

My thoughts:  I have read several of Davis Bunn's books and usually thoroughly enjoy them. "Unlimited"  took a bit for me to get into it and enjoy. It seemed that we had Simon Orwell, a somewhat dysfunctional individual wandering around in Mexico getting into one mess after another. Frankly, it is unsafe for him to be where he is and you get to wondering why he doesn't simply just pack it all up and go home.

And then the story begins to come together. You understand some of the characters a bit more. You begin to realize that there is a lot at stake. You also begin to see Simon as not just a sinful, dysfunctional individual, but as a brilliant scientist that also has a soul needing the unlimited forgiveness that God's grace provides.

The invention he and his former professor have worked on will provide unlimited power, but that is nothing to the unlimited grace that is offered by God.  This is a story of forgiveness as well as a struggle between lawless men and those who seek to live by the law.

GIVEAWAY:  One of Chat With Vera's readers will have the opportunity to receive a copy of Unlimited. Use the Rafflecopter entry form below.  Begins August 30 & ENDS September 18 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to US addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.


  1. Yes, several years ago I read a couple and I REALLY liked the style of writing!

  2. I've read quite a few of Davis' books and really enjoy them. He can write in different genres; I really don't have a favorite. Here are the books I've read: The Book of Hours, The Presence, The Great Divide, Tidings of Comfort and Joy, The Quilt, Florian's Gate, The Amber Room, Winter Palace, Drummer in the Dark, The Music Box, One Shenandoah Winter, One False Move, Elixir, Winner Take All, Imposter, Gold of Kings, Lion of Babylon, Another Homecoming, Tomorrow's Dream, The Centurion's Wife, The Damascus Way.
    Thanks for this chance to win his new book Unlimited.


    1. Pam K. - I was just wondering if you had a favorite book that he wrote? I've read several of them, too. The Book of Hours, The Presence, The Great Divide, Tiding of Comfort and Joy. Some of the other titles sound familiar and I may have read more. :)

  3. I have not read his books or ever heard of him and I also belong to a couple of Christian book blogs. Thanks for offering this.

  4. Davis Bunn is one of my favorite authors. Books I have read are: The Great Divide, Drummer in the Dark, Winner Take All and Heartland. They are all great! I have one of his books that I'm saving to read at Christmas, One Shenandoah Winter. I'm looking forward to reading many more of Davis' books.

  5. I have not yet read any of this authors books but really want to i have heard good things

  6. I have meant to reach his book, but still have not done so yet.

    Rhea Stogsdill Chladek

  7. I have not read any of his books

  8. I read the entire Song Of Acadia series, with Janette Oke. The first two books in the Heirs Of Acadia series. The Priceless Collection series. Drummer In The Dark. And The Spectrum Chronicles.
    Wow, hadn't realized until now just how many of his books I have read.
    Anyway, I'm not sure if I could choose a favorite book or series. I loved The Song Of Acadia books from the time was a teenager, looked forward to the release of each one, partly because of Janette Oke's name on them and mostly because of the wonderful history in the story. Those books sparked an interest in the Acadian Expulsion.
    Drummer In The Dark introduced me to political stories and taught me a few things about politics and finance.
    The Priceless Collection series was great! Loved the history and treasure hunting.
    The Spectrum Chronicles (written under the name Thomas Locke) were my first and only foray into Science Fiction, I guess they are Fantasy too but I really don't read much of that either, and they were very good.
    Now I just need to get to the first 2 books in the Marcus Glenwood series.

    1. Jasmine - What an impressive list. I know Mr. Bunn will be pleased to see your list, too. Here is the Wiki link for a quick bio on him. It is especially heart-warming to me that he grew up in North Carolina (my home state). Impressive is that he is novelist in residence at the Regent's Park College of Oxford University.

    2. The winner was just selected and now Jasmine can add "Unlimited" to her list of Davis Bunn books!

  9. I haven't read any of Mr. Bunn's books, but am always interested in new authors, & different kinds of stories.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  10. I have not read any of his works but I want to start with the "Acts of Faith" series. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  11. I haven't read any of his books, but this sounds like a great read!


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