The Charles Martin Collection
ebook ∣ When Crickets Cry, Chasing Fireflies, and Wrapped in Rain
By Charles Martin
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Three powerful novels about identity, belonging, and unconditional love from New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin are now available in one e-book collection.
When Crickets Cry
It begins in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But her pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. Her latest customer understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner is about to change the trajectory of both their lives. A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.
They have one summer to find what was lost long ago.
"Never settle for less than the truth," she told him. But when you don't even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it's hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker would discover, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night.
Wrapped in Rain
Famous photographer Tucker Mason captures things other people don't see. But what Tucker himself can't see is how to let go of the past.
Tucker and his younger brother, Mutt, were raised by their housekeeper, Miss Ella Rain, who loved the motherless boys like her own. Hiring her was the only good thing their father ever did.
But when Mutt escapes from a mental hospital, Tucker is forced to return home and face the agony of that tragic past.
Though Miss Ella has long since passed, Tucker can still hear her voice—and her prayers. But finding peace and starting anew will take a measure of grace that Tucker scarcely believes in.
Martin's characters overflow with rich truisms that you'll reread or rewind and relisten. Look for additional inspirational fiction from Charles Martin: