From the author of The Mountain Between Us and the New York Times bestseller Where the River Ends.
“. . . charming characters and twists that keep the pages turning.” —Southern Living
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.
"If you read any book this year, this is the one." —Coffee Time Romance
"Martin's writing is gifted and blessed and insightful. His prose captures the essence of the story with beauty and sensitivity. I look forward to reading more of his work, past and future." —onceuponaromance.net
"[O]ne of the best books I've been asked to review, and certainly the best one this year!" —bestfiction.tripod.com
"How is Charles Martin able to take mere words and breathe such vibrant life into them? Each character is drawn with an artist's attention to detail, beauty and purpose. Readers won't want the story to end because that means leaving these lovable people who have become so much more than just a name in a book." —inthelibraryreviews.net
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When crickets cry
One of my all-time favorite books. Any reader would love this! It's filled with human compassion and emotion. I love Charles Martin's's books!
Pulled at heartstrings
I cried, I laughed, I loved every minute of the journey in this book!!!
Terrible Copy of a Great Book
I purchased a download of this book, one of my favorites from a favorite modern author, to keep on my iPod for frequent reading. But the text is so filled with errors that the story is almost ruined for me. I should've just bought a copy of the actual book to keep on my shelf - would've been a lot cheaper, too! I didn't have this problem with my Kindle purchases ... Will certainly not be purchasing another high-priced low-quality "book" here.