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Just done with another book by Charles Martin called Where The River Ends. a beautiful story about love, commitment, sacrifice and a journey of faith as well.

I can totally relate because I’ve been there too almost eleven years ago. The only difference is that this is a work of fiction while my experience was real.  You know that thing they call slash, poison and burn. Went through the slash thing followed by poison but luckily, I didn’t undergo the burn option. when you think of those days that you have been incapacitated and you lived by faith and trust in God, you feel lucky that you were given a second chance at life.

Martin writes from the heart. The harsh realities of undergoing chemotherapy treatment, the almost lifeless  feeling once you are done with one session of it, the hope, the despair and when relationships go awry because your partner cannot cope with the emotional side of things. This is true in real life. This is actually my 8th read of his books and I love them all. I am actually looking for more.

 

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I’m humbled reading another lovely book by Charles Martin. It is actually two books in one, the first is called The Dead Don’t Dance and the second is Maggie. The two books need to be read together.

It is categorized as a love story, a contemporary one that breaks your heart, touch it and give it back again and  it uplifts your soul. The quality of writing, the depth of characters …just perfect. Maggie and Dylan have endured those family upheavals but they are blessed and lucky to have supportive friends around them. I also love Amos’ character as the best friend of Dylan and the ever elusive Bryce who is a multi-millionaire but lives a simple and quiet life and a  friend of the couple. When things look the darkest and hope seems like a far-fetched dream, that’s when the tide turns for the better.  Maggie’s character seems like so weak but Dylan’s has all that ingredients of being strong, true, faithful and hopeful.

You look at life when it is staring at you hard in the face, you look at your relationship with your family and your friends and all the people you meet in between and you wonder, will I ever have a good and meaningful life ahead?

See for yourselves how the story unfolds. You might enjoy reading it too.

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I know some of you will say, “oops, it’s Monday again”.  Rise and shine people.

Been focused lately reading my TBR. Oh yes, so excited to tell you this. I found another wonderful author. You can find Charles Martin here. His genre is literature  and fiction.  He is a  Christian author by the way and he writes with deeply memorable and unforgettable characters in his books. I’ve read two so far and I want to read more. Hope I could find more of his books. Wrapped in Rain and  Long Way Gone are so very well-written. They’re the  kind of stories  that you won’t forget, you’ll laugh, cry and rejoice with his characters. I have another one entitled  Unwritten.   And he blogs too, wow! Just wow 🙂

Visit his site and you’ll be amazed how he respond to his readers even those who  are critical of his being a Christian writer.  I like that kind of writing though,  when you enjoy a story and  at the same time, you are reminded that you are a sinner and everyone has flaws. This is not a perfect life  but warts and all, you are still loved. And I’m inspired.

I jotted down some quotes as usual. I hope you like them.

“A song is a light we shine on others, not a light we shine on us.”

“Where does a man find healing amid so many broken places? How does he find love in the ruins and vine-wrapped shattered pieces of his own soul?”

“We’re all fallen people in a fallen world.

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”

I like this one best;

“If your knuckles are bloodier than your knees,then you’re fighting the wrong battle.” 

It speaks about prayers. Praying on one’s knees, asking God for forgiveness, thanking Him for all the blessings.

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