When Crickets Cry
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... show more
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 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.
Publish date: April 4th 2006
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
My daughter chose to read this book for summer reading for her Honors English class. We knew nothing much about the book and absolutely nothing about the author. My daughter has dyslexia and it typically takes her awhile to get through a book. She read this book in two weeks. (Excellent timing for h...
The thing about literary fiction, Christian or otherwise, is you have to love the language. To be done right, an author needs to value things like sentence structure, placement of words, and economy of prose. In WHEN CRICKETS CRY, Charles Martin gets two out of three right. His sentence structure is...
The GoodIt was readable and I finished (lately that has been rare for me). I also read it a month ago and had no problem remembering details to write a review. I think the underlying story was good just not executed very well. The BadSome sections of writing we're the definition of "trying to hard...
I highly recommend this 5-star read of a book. It's a love story. No, I don't mean of the romance genre, though there's romance in it. It's a LOVE story -- with a lot of heart, literally, and on many other subtler but profound levels. It's a book, that in one story, paints a picture using the palett...
Piękna, dopracowana w każdym szczególe. Idealna dla kogoś, kto szuka spokojnej, poruszającej i niezwykle mądrej lektury. Polecam do filiżanki dobrej herbaty i chwili relaksu gdy cichnie gwar, a za oknami zaczynają śpiewać świerszcze.