Das Zirpen Der Grillen
A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.
It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.
Her latest customer, a bearded str...more
The story is centered around a man born with incredible talents to a unique calling, and a Pollyanna-ish southern girl battling a heart defect that makes each day a fight, and a treasure. The author brings to life some really endearing characters and I love his use of quotes from literature... ranging from Lo ...more
I began to suspect that this book was not for me while reading a dry recounting of what the main character puts in his juicer in the morning. Suspicion mounted when I found myself reading a long boring technical description of rowing a scull across a lake.
The last straw was the page long list of tools t ...more
For Rachelle, I'm still a little confused with the ...more
Maybe I am being too harsh, the book was okay but I was dissapointed in it.
Not a light, fluffy read, it packs an emotional punch. But it is well worth it. I wish I could give it 4 and 1/2 stars, but I can't, so I'd rather give it 5 than 4. Beautiful and engrossing, and spiritual. Few books ...more
Martin writes great characters and the characters in this book are well written. He also writes relationships between people well. I loved Stitch's brother in law and how they interacted. His descriptions make the scenery come alive, but this book is filled with holes and unreliable narration - so much so that I felt angry at the ...more
It is a tender story of a gifted heart surgeon that has run away from his career due to the guilt he felt for the loss of his beloved childhood friend, who also became his wife. Enter a special 7 yr. old girl, with a serious heart problem, t ...more
It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. The stranger understands more abo ...more
Along with helping a great cause, there are so many quotable quotes, that I will probably buy the book just so ...more
I'm so glad my coworker Sarah lent me this book, and what timing... the book opens on the 4th of July and I read it while staycationing for the 4th.
Amazon bills the book as "Religion & Spirituality › Fiction" and I'm glad I didn't know that when I started reading, because I'm averse to Christian fiction. (My baggage, not the book's fault.) There were a couple times when I felt a little preached at, but mostly I liked the Go ...more
This was...well, I can't say I didn't like it. I did. I do like the way he writes about being in love, about loving and cherishing, and I enjoy when people are building things, or engaging in their passion, like rowing or doctoring.
The story was well told and I definitely cried in all the right places. When I was done, though, I felt as though I'd eaten one of those amazing cupca ...more
A widowed heart surgeon, who has left his practice almost entirely, helps a young heart patient who has been hit ...more
When Crickets Cry was a very touching story about a man hiding from his past, a young girl full of hope in spite of her limited chances for survival, and a small town with loving people.
There are a lot of medical details in this story. Typically the amount included would lead me to quite a bit of skimming, but it was fascinating.
The characters were e ...more
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"How would you know? You just said you've only loved one woman. I think you need to test-drive a few cars before you buy one."
"You can buy that lie if you want, but if you're working for a bank, you don't study the counterfeit to know the real thing. You study the real thing to know the counterfeit."
Reese talking to Termite, pg. 109-110”