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 st...more
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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
Maybe I am being too harsh, the book was okay but I was dissapointed in it.
For Rachelle, I'm still a little confused with the ...more
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
This is a Christian novel but it doesn't force the author's beliefs down your throat. Excellent read.
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”