Okay, folks, this recommendation is unsolicited–and extremely sincere.  Monday afternoon I finished Charles Martin’s latest, WHERE THE RIVER ENDS.  You have to read this book.  It’s romantic without being sappy, suspenseful without being melodramatic, about death without being depressing.  Most of all, it’s about life and love.  

I met Charles when he was writing for Westbow, but this book is from Doubleday.  I truly hope Charles’s work reaches the wide audience it deserves–read this, and you’ll see what I mean.  Some have compared him to Nicholas Sparks, but trust me, Charles Martin is better.  
Here’s the official blurb:  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.

Angie here again:  I can’t say enough good things about this fine book.  If I’ve convinced you, you can order it here


  1. Mocha with Linda

    This has been sitting by my chair waiting for me for weeks and weeks. I read the first couple of chapters when I was at the hospital with my mom. I’m looking forward to getting back to it. I love his books.

  2. Suzanne

    ALWAYS looking for another great book. I’ll add this to my list. Thanks Angie!

  3. Lisa

    I came across your blog by way of Smiling Sal. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the recommendation. I’m also interested in The Novelist. Looking forward to reading it. Take Care.

  4. Sherrie Ashcraft

    I don’t think I’ve read anything by Charles Martin, but you’ve sure got me hooked with this one. Thanks for telling us about it. BTW, it was so good to get to talk to you and hear you speak at ACFW. You shared a lot of words of wisdom!


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