A powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love
He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park. She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina’s most powerful senator. Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they’d found their true soul mate.
Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary’s River—a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.
Where the River Ends chronicles their love-filled, tragedy-tinged journey and a bond that transcends all.
In this sentimental story about a terminal cancer patient's demise, Martin (When Crickets Cry) examines the lengths to which a loving husband will go for his dying wife. Doss Michaels, a portrait painter with a "trailer trash" background, marries Charleston, S.C., debutante Abbie Eliot Coleman, raised primarily by her demanding U.S. senator father after her mother died of ovarian cancer when Abbie was two. A decade after Abbie and Doss's marriage, her father and stepmother will still have little to do with Doss. Abbie develops breast cancer that later metastasizes to her brain, and tensions rise when Abbie's parents want her to spend her last days with them. But Doss and Abbie, armed with Abbie's top 10 wish list and fistfuls of medication, begin a 129-mile river journey from the small town of Moniac, Ga., on the St. Mary River out to the ocean. Martin brings to life the varying flora and fauna of this often fraught journey, while he captures the singular atmosphere of life on a changeable river as it traverses through varying Georgian and Floridian terrain. In the tradition of Nicholas Sparks and Robert James Waller, Martin has fashioned a heartbreaking story.
Was absorbed in this story, , ,
This was so well written am amazed, , ,but maybe a little more faith could have been included. As for me any trial that you have to go thru deserves allowing God to control the situation and gives us the strength. I have to say they showed peace throughout but our real peace comes from our Savior. Thanks for letting me share!
Where The River Ends
As always, Charles Martin captured my full attention within the first few paragraphs and throughout the entire book. A native of both Fla and Ga, I could "feel, hear and smell" his accurate description of my beloved south and it's beautiful scenery and traditions. This story of unending love was both tragic and inspiring. My favorite example of this eternal love was the analogy of the impression of love on one's heart like that of a movie star's handprint in concrete. No one else's hand can fit - I too have been blessed with that kind of love. Thank you Charles Martin for once again using your God-given talent to inspire others.
Where the river ends
One of the best books I have read. I love all the books he writes. The story just draws you into their lives. I felt that I was taking the river trip with them. Very well written