My favorite book is When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin .
A couple of weekends ago I was able to get a girls night out with a girlfriend from church. We checked in at PF Changs and was given an hour wait for a table, so we decided to cross the street and enjoy Barnes and Nobles. I wasn’t looking for any type of book in particular, but was ready to venture away from the popular series rut I had found myself reading lately. While I enjoyed the Twilight and Hunger Games series I was looking for a change of pace. I found myself perusing the Christian Fiction section. I had settled on a certain book when the title of “When Crickets Cry” caught my eye. The book’s summer was intriguing , however it was the author’s biography that got me the most interested. It stated “Charles Martin and his wife, Christy live a stone’s throw from the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, FL.” This moved me to decide this was the book the I wanted to buy. I am a big fan of supporting local business and knowing he was a local author made me want to support him. I just finished reading this book over Memorial weekend and it quickly became my favorite book. He is an eloquent and detailed writer. I flipping pages quickly and with zeal to see what was coming next. I laughed out loud and cried several times throughout the book. I am looking forward to picking up more of his books in the near future.
***UPDATE*** This post was originally posted on June 4th, 2011. Since then I have read Where The River Ends by Charles Martin. It was amazing too! He is a heartfelt author who really paints beautiful scenery with his words. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for something different to read from the mainstream of popular authors.