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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A young boy falls in love with the girl next door, who, as it turns out, is also his soulmate. When she is still a young girl her doctors find that she has a serious hea ...more
My second time reading - When Crickets Cry (one of my Charles Martin absolute favorites) - was as endearingly satisfying and emotionally impacting as the fir ...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
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
In order for me to review this book fairly I first need to address the elephant in the room, namely religion. The author is without question a deeply committed Christian and his beliefs are evident in almost every paragraph in his book. Having grown up in a church-going family I have no problem with Christianity. If Mr. Martin is secure in his beliefs and confident of what lies in store beyond the grave, more power to him.
The book he has written is what many call Christian fiction. I ...more
I had pretty high expectations when I read this book, and in some ways, it didn't disappoint, but in others, it did.
I *loved* all of the medical details. This guy clearly did his research! I mean, I guess I can't speak to how accurate it is, but it is so detailed, I can't help but think it is accurate. It was really eye-opening about how dangerous, risky, painful - emotionally and physically - and nig ...more
For Rachelle, I'm still a little confused with the ...more
This is a Christian novel but it doesn't force the author's beliefs down your throat. Excellent read.
© «Когда поют сверчки» Чарльз Мартин.
Успешный кардиохирург Риз пережил трагедию: жена умерла у него на руках от сердечного приступа. Не сумев спасти жизнь любимой, разочаровавшись в себе и в своей профессии, Риз уединяется в коттедже на берегу озера, чтобы зарабатывать на жизнь ремонтом лодок и не думать о прошлом. По чистой случайности, отправившись в город за пок ...more
This book at it's core is a touching enough story. Think Lifetime made for TV movies. And I feel like a total tool for rating a book about a young girl who needs and gets a heart transplant a 1.......but it isn't her fault.
I could list a few more but going to leave my main critical thoughts, and if you hate me for it, I get that:
1) The author attempts to give you an educational lesson through various sidebars on everything from boat building to small town po ...more
Maybe I am being too harsh, the book was okay but I was dissapointed in it.
I don’t know what to say about this book. I couldn’t put it down, that’s for sure. All the feels and all the tears. Loved it.
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
I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the human heart and transplant surgery.
I wish the story had unfolded in a more straight-forward manner; I get that it's how the main character revealed himself to those around him, but all those vague references and then doubling back to add more detail to an event only alluded to before got confusing and made me impatient.
I think t ...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
"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”