Where the River Ends by Charles Martin; 2008; $19.95; 375 pages; Broadway Books; New York, NY; 978-0-7679-2698-0; checked out from Multnomah County Library; 12/3/18-12/7/18

Why did I read this?  Because I learn something each time I read a Charles Martin book.

An artist from the wrong side of the tracks, (maybe on the wrong side of a couple of sets of tracks), falls in love with a supermodel with an arrogant rich, powerful father.  They marry and fall in love and help each other learn about themselves and others.  The supermodel comes down with terminal cancer and she and her husband begin to fight in a way that makes absolutely no sense to her powerful senatorial father.  One of the items on her bucket list is to canoe down the St. Mary’s River with her husband.  As they canoe down the river, they reflect on their lives together as she get progressively closer and closer to entering the final chapter of her.  Meanwhile her overbearing father has accused his son in law of kidnapping and more.   It is a moving tribute to real love and how that can teach someone what real love is.  If you truly love someone what would you do for them?

10/10

What is with the title of the review?  Every Charles Martin book that I have read has caused me to cry somewhere in the story.