What I’m Reading: A Life Intercepted

I just finished listening to the audio book A Life Intercepted: A Novel by Charles Martin.  I’ve long been a Charles Martin fan so when I saw the book, I immediately put a hold on it.

If you like Nicholas Sparks, you’d likely enjoy a book by Charles Martin as well.  Both have similar writing styles…I think I like Martin a better though.

Anyway, this book has lots of football references in it but if you aren’t a football fan, it’s not a big deal, the story is still good and still moving.  I found myself making excuses and squeezing time in so that I could listen more.  That’s when I know I have a book that I am really enjoying.  This one was it.  After the story is over there is a personal afterward from the author and I very much enjoyed reading that and getting a glimpse of the author’s personal life and what happened in his own life that inspired him to read the book.

Here is what Amazon had to say about it, “Twelve years ago Matthew “the Rocket” Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost–his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

 Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal–to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and–if discovered–reincarceration for life, he’ll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey’s love.”

Amazon readers say 4.7 stars.  I think I’d agree.  I honestly recommend all of his books…I love the prospect of second chances and Martin’s books typically address them.

At the writing of this review I found that he has a new book out.  I quickly found myself at Audible and have started it as well.   Watch for the review to be coming soon because once again, I am finding myself sneaking time to listen.  Are there any other Charles Martin fans out there??

7 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: A Life Intercepted

  1. Connie

    I’m also a fan of Charles Martin. I came upon him accidentally, but have read both Where the River Ends and Unwritten. I thoroughly enjoyed both books, and like you, tried to make more time to read.

  2. Helen G.

    Oh I do love Charles Martin’s books. My sister just sent me Unwritten and I plan to buy Thunder and Rain soon. Love, love, love them!! So glad to find a fellow fan! Enjoy! Thanks for sharing this. I enjoy your blog each day and of course, your quilts!!! God bless you! Helen

  3. Jeanie in MO

    I love his books also, but haven’t read one in a while. I will have to see about changing that!

  4. Melissa Bratland

    LOVE Charles Martin novels! I have read them all and loved them all. One of my favorite authors for sure–I recommend them all the time! Favorites are When Crickets Cry, Unwritten, and The Mountain Between Us, but really do love them all!

  5. Pam C

    I love recommendations for authors I am unfamiliar with. I have checked with my local library a few times for audiobooks that you recommended and they don’t have them. I know the audiobooks are more expensive, so that may be why. I borrow them via Overdrive. Anyway, this is another one they don’t have. I must say I am disappointed. You must have a wonderful library!

  6. Jo Post author

    Iowa has an online library. I often have to wait and wait and wait on the hold list to get the books I want. Some books I have waited over 6 months for. That’s okay with me though. There are always lots of other books to choose from. Honestly, I have two different accounts so I can use one account to put books on hold on. The other account I get books that are currently available. I request audio books to be added all the time. They are likely sick of me. I will admit that I also have an audible account that allows one book a month. When I really want a book that I can’t find anywhere else I get it there.

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