Friday, April 27, 2012

When Crickets Cry - a review by Debbie

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
Realistic Fiction
A man with a painful past, a child with a doubtful future, and a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts. On the shaded town square of 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 stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives. Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.

This book has such a strong message, it truly fills the reader with hope - - - - after squeezing lots of emotions into your life and out of your soul.  The characters became so real, I found it hard to disconnect from the drama of the story when it was time to close the cover.  The story holds up to reading again and again.

I DO recommend this book to others – constantly!  I even own multiple copies of it so I can loan ‘em to several friends at the same time.

Submitted by Debbie (aka The FroggyOne)

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