When Crickets Cry
by Charles Martin
Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2006, 336 pgs. Fiction
Set in a small southern town, this is the story of a man trying to hide from his past and a young girl clinging as hard as she can to life. They meet one afternoon at the lemonade stand where she is trying to earn money for her mounting medical bills. Little do either of them realize that their lives will be forever changed after this small encounter.
This novel takes readers on a journey to discover the capacity and resilience of the human heart. Strong Christian values are woven beautifully into the everyday lives of the characters as they struggle to overcome their individual challenges and as broken hearts are mended in unexpected ways.
I really enjoyed this book. It is about having hope or finding it again once it has been lost. The characters were very realistic and I felt like I was experiencing everything right along with them. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a heartwarming, inspirational book.