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Charles Martin

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Married to Christy. Father of three boys.

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Charles Martin Years ago, I began looking at my Acknowledgments as a way to tell part of this story. If you read the back of Wrapped, you'll see part of this story. …moreYears ago, I began looking at my Acknowledgments as a way to tell part of this story. If you read the back of Wrapped, you'll see part of this story. Momma Ella is sort of a mixture of two people: my mom and a lady that used to work for my family. It feels weird to say "worked" because she was family. Loved us tenderly. And us, her. Anyway, Momma Ella grew out of her. Unc grew out of my dad. Dad is from West Texas and most of the Unc'isms you read in the book spilled straight from his mouth. The interesting thing is that in my mind he doesn't look like my dad. He might sound a bit like him but there are differences. Unc has taken on a persona all his own. I bump into him every now and then about 4 in the morning when I get up and am walking around my house. Course, I bump into Miss Ella and Bryce and a host of others. ;-) Lately, I've been bumping into Charlie Finn. (less)
Charles Martin I'm tinkering with that idea now. If you read any of my blog, you'll get some idea as to what it'd be like. A few years ago, I began 'posting' or 'blo…moreI'm tinkering with that idea now. If you read any of my blog, you'll get some idea as to what it'd be like. A few years ago, I began 'posting' or 'blogging' or whatever you want to call it, my walk with the Lord. My conversations with Him. My reactions to what I think He's saying. My take on scripture. In the last year, I've thought about putting those together and making it available as a whole on my website. I'm currently on book tour and getting a good number of questions about it, so you're question is timely. :-) (less)
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“Never judge someone by their relatives.”
Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery

“Once a heart breaks…it doesn’t just grow back. It’s not a lizard’s tail. It’s more like a huge stained glass that shattered into a million pieces, and it’s not going back together. Least not the way it was. You can mush it all into one piece, but that doesn’t make it a window. That makes it a pile of broken colored glass. Shattered hearts don’t mend and they don’t heal. They just don’t work that way.”
Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us

“Reese, your books might not tell you this, so I will. Every heart has two parts, the part that pumps and the part that loves. If you’re going to spend your life fixing broken hearts, then learn about both. You can’t just fix one with no concern for the other. ”
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message 2: by Norma

Norma Charles,
Chasing Fireflies is the best book I've read this year thus far! Have not written my review yet but I will~

Wrapped in Rain: A Novel is next on my list but I'll read The Dead Don't Dance first as that is available on Kindle!!

Thanks
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Wanda Congratulations on your Christy award for Chasing Fireflies!! I loved it!!!


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