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Jacob's life changed in a single moment when, as a toddler, he walked through his bedroom door only to find himself in the office of a British officer in Capetown, 1870. This would begin a thirty-year journey which would take him from ancient to future civilizations, and innumerable places and times in between. Through all of his travels, Jacob seeks for the purpose of his ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 11th 2010 by I Publish Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book pulls you in, I was constantly wondering where Jacob would end up next. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. ...more
Melissa Storm
You wake up with a scream, frantically scanning your surroundings, looking for proof that the world you just narrowly escaped was only a figment of your vivid subconscious. How many times have you emerged from a life-like nightmare only to realize that it would be great fodder for a book? Lansing-based author Scott D. Southard’s new novel “My Problem with Doors” began forming in his mind when he experienced a unique and horrifying dream: “I was at home and walked through a door and ended up in a ...more
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Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Jacob has a problem with doors. From time to time, when he walks through one, his life changes in a flash, transporting him across time and space, interrupting the flow of a normal life with the juxtaposition of extraordinary characters and challenging experiences. Just as he gets used to one life, one period in history, just as he builds relationships that are meaningful to him, so is he snatched away by some mysterious hand of... Well, of what? Of fate? Of God?

It's a really interesting premise
Daphne (Signé Daphné)
I won this book in a giveaway (yay!) and was asked to review it in exchange, so here goes:

This is the story of Jacob, who has a "condition": whenever he walks through a door (well, one in about twenty), he finds himself somewhere else in time and place on the other side. He doesn't know why and does his best to survive.

I found the story original and interesting. Although it's not the kind of book I'm likely to re-read and it didn't exactly move me to my core, it was an enjoyable read. I easily "
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review: This is a most compelling book. It pulls you in to a fascinating concept from the beginning Jacob at the age of three goes through the door of his bedroom to another time and place. This starts him on a life long journey through time as another door opens time and time again. He has many trials and few good times. He finds his Love only to loose her as another door opens to another time and place. He finds many dangers. The author does an excellent job of working great historical deta ...more
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Scott D. Southard fell in love with books when he discovered Middle Earth and Narnia as a child. That beginning grew into a passion for classic literature and any story that he can get truly lost in. He is the author of seven books, including A Jane Austen Daydream and Permanent Spring Showers. For many years, he was heard on National Public Radio as a regular contributor to WKAR's Current State w ...more

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