When Crickets Cry by: Charles Martin



A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.

Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he’s restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

Before it’s over, they’ll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.


“If anything in this universe reflects the fingerprint of God its the Human Heart.” 

This quote speaks volumes about what this book is about and is beyond true in so many ways, in life and in love. There is so much heart in this book, I absolutely loved it. An emotionally broken man and a physically broken little girl meet and wade through everything to try and heal each other before its too late. All the characters are so developed and real that you sometimes it makes you forget that they aren’t. It’s a book about broken hearts and trying to heal them in every sense. If you haven’t read this book it should be on your list.

This is defiantly a book of the heart.



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