When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin; 2006; $15.99; 336 pages; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN;978-1-59554-054-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 4/11/18-4/12/18

Why did I read this?  Because I am reading all of Charles Martin’s books.

A man who has dedicated his life to one thing has abandoned that thing because his heart has been broken. When he encounters a new reason to renew that dedication he fights a battle within himself.  From a young age Reese has studied the biology of the heart so that he can heal his friend Emma.  Emma, her brother Charlie and Reese form a childhood trio that last into adulthood.  Years later a miracle is needed and Reese is the only one who can help, but he is emotionally crippled by a trauma that he needs to overcome. Through the love of family and friends and the prayers of many Reese recovers from his trauma in time to help with the miracle that is needed.

Grade-10/10

What is with the title of the review?  This is the fourth book by Charles Martin that I have read and I have cried while reading all of them.