I found a new author that I am “in love” with. Charles Martin.
Yesterday while I finished quilting my newest Moda Bakeshop Project, I finished listening to his book “Where the River Ends”.
It was so good…It’s the story of a Abby and her husband. Abby is dying of cancer and her husband decides to help her complete her “bucket list”.
I also recently listened to Chasing Fireflies.
It also was wonderful. It involves a family scandal, theft of money, prison sentences and redemption.
I also listened recently to The Mountain Between Us.
Wonderful as well…There is a plain crash. Two survive but one is severely injured.
The writer has now become one of my favorites. If you like Nicholas Sparks, you will definitely like Charles Martin. Each and every book had me teared up several times. The writing is easy and very descriptive. He makes you feel like you are there and experiencing the same worries. Typically in a book where there are two main characters and they are stranded in an unlikely place, books tend to be REALLY slow. These are not. They are slow enough to make you feel there….but not slow in a way that makes the reader bored.
The author smoothly flashes between past and present. Sometimes if you are listening to audio books, that transition is hard for the reader to adjust to. Not with Charles Martin, it’s easy to distinguish the transitions. The readers for the audio versions are great too…
I am a HUGE fan of audio books. I listen to them ALL the time when I sew. If you haven’t, give it a try…it’s WONDERFUL!
My only disappointment…my online library where I get my audio books is all out of Charles Martin books. He’s written several more…they just don’t have them in audio version through the library. I sent a request to get more of his books…my fingers are crossed and hoping they do!