Where the River Ends A powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park She was the beautiful only chi

  • Title: Where the River Ends
  • Author: Charles Martin
  • ISBN: 9780767926980
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina s most powerful senator Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they d found their true soul mate Ten yearsA powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina s most powerful senator Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they d found their true soul mate Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130 mile trip down the St Mary s River a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.Where the River Ends chronicles their love filled, tragedy tinged journey and a bond that transcends all.

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      Published :2019-04-02T20:44:54+00:00

    About "Charles Martin"

    1. Charles Martin

      Married to Christy Father of three boys.

    854 thoughts on “Where the River Ends”

    1. I have read a number of touching and beautiful love stories, but "Where The River Ends" is in a class all of its own. A friend of mine had recommended I try one of Charles Martin's books after finding out how much I love Nicholas Sparks. His style was similar but also distinct. I found myself marking page after page of quotes I didn't want to forget - but in reality, I'd quote the entire book here because the whole thing was so deeply moving. I found myself wiping tears away long after I turned [...]

    2. When I finished the last page of this book, I closed my eyes and felt . . . complete. It’s not that he tied every tiny item up too perfectly, it’s just that my experience of the story was everything I needed as a reader. There is a wholeness at the end of the story. When you read about all the brokenness throughout, you feel it, and you’re filled with the longing and hope and struggles of the characters. So when Mr. Martin ends the story, he somehow managed to achieve wholeness in the mids [...]

    3. I just. Couldn't. Do it. I tried to read this book, but I couldn't. From the very cover, with its silly “Warning: This book will break your heart.” I doubted this book. The prose was overly conversational, with phrases like, “See that. That’s what I love about her.” I don’t like this kind of writing. I don’t want someone ACTUALLY telling me a story, I want someone storytelling. The difference, for me, is simple. In one, I am consciously aware of the teller, and in the other the wor [...]

    4. “Os tratamentos são o pior. Eles retalham-nos até ao nosso âmago, despojam-nos de tudo e deixam-nos com memórias fugazes. Abbie tentara durante muito tempo agarrar-se à vida mas, tal como a água, ela escapara-se por entre os dedos.”Uma linda história de amor comovente, emotiva, dramática, delicada e trágica que nos toca o coração e ninguém consegue ficar indiferente a esta narrativa.O autor é possuidor de uma escrita directa, clara, simples, prática, realista, pontuada e envolv [...]

    5. Where the River Ends by Charles MartinThis review contains some minor spoilers that all become evident early in the novel. There are some short passages and details presented, but I do not recommend reading the novel. If you plan to read it, this review is not for you.Where the River Ends by Charles Martin is annoyingly frustrating. The novel has so much potential. First, it is an actual novel with a beginning, middle, and end. It has a story to tell and a point to convey while telling it. There [...]

    6. Great author and storyteller - I have read all his books and one of my favorite authors! "Charles makes the characters come alive! Awesome! "

    7. Dieses Buch sprach mich sowohl vom Cover als auch vom Klappentext sehr an, irgendwie hat man leichte gedankliche Parallelen zu Cecilia Ahern "Ps Ich liebe dich"Abbies und Chris' Welten könnten verschiedener nicht sein. Sie ist die Tochter eines Senators, wuchs in der Welt des Glamours auf, Chris ist ein Tagträumer und freischaffender Künstler er lebt von der Hand in den Mund. Trotz dieser Unterschiede lernen die beiden sich kennen und heiraten sogar gegen den Willen von Abbies Eltern, die mit [...]

    8. E foarte greu să îți aduni cuvintele și să vorbești despre La capătul râului. Mie cartea aceasta mi-a lăsat un mare gol în suflet, mi-a făcut piele de găină și mi-a stors lacrimi, dar și zâmbete pe alocuri. O carte atât de simplă și de frumos scrisă, plină de profunzime, care transmite atât de mult Charles Martin este cu siguranță un scriitor deosebit și sper ca anul ce vine să trec pe listă toate romanele sale. Povestea lui Doss și a lui Abbie este pe cât de special [...]

    9. Charles Martin writes stories about broken men, searching for redemption and healing and the people who love them. In his sixth novel, "Where the River Ends," we meet Doss Michael, an artist who outpunted his coverage when he met, courted and married the daughter of a powerful South Carolina senator, Abby Coleman. The story is told in alternating chapters, examing their courtship, marriage and life together and their final journey together down the St. Mary's River. Ten years into the marriage, [...]

    10. This beautiful story, written by Charles Martin is about love, commitment, sacrifice and what it really means to be totally responsible for another human being. Doss Michaels (a painter who gives new meaning to the term 'starving artist') meets Abigail Grace Coleman, the daughter of a senator from South Carolina when he literally saves her life when she is attacked and nearly raped. Their love story is just about perfect. until the day Abbie is diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. [...]

    11. "Do I wonder why God is silent? Can I explain the existence of suffering and evil? Do I sometimes despair at this world? You damn right. Nevertheless, I believe." Normally, a book that takes me quite this long to finish can surely expect a low rating. This book is an exception to my rule, my norm. The 'breathers' I took while reading this book, in retrospect, were necessary. Had I rushed to see the ending, I doubt I'd be able to appreciate it as much as I appreciate it now. My zero knowledge abo [...]

    12. *Spoilers*Where the River Ends. This book was in the "recommended" section at the library. I wanted to put this book down several times, because I felt like it was moving so slowly (and simply). By reading the description, it's easy for a reader to understand where the book is going - that is not the book's appeal, though. Charles Martin, the author, tells a story about Doss and Abbie. Abbie is dying of cancer and has 10 or so wishes before her death, many of them as simple as "swimming with dol [...]

    13. This story develops between unlikely lovers -- a "starving artist" and the daughter of a US Senator. Married 15 years and she's dying of cancer and has a bucket list, which the two try to complete before her demise. It would have been helpful to have a map of the river trip (I'm a visual learner). In some respects, their river journey seemed so unlikely -- possessions burned by raiders in a bond fire, meeting a defrocked Priest along the way, her ability to rally just as they were meeting imposs [...]

    14. Another great Charles Martin book! A young artist. Dpss. marries a designer & model in Charleston, SC. Her dad just happens to be ex-governor and current senator. He in no way approves of the marriage and refuses to accept this no-name, no-family, non-Charlestonian outcast for his daughter. Amid the conflict, Doss' wife, Abbie gets cancer. At her request, he takes his dying wife on a trip down the river at the beginning of hurricane season. His description of the river trip left me a little [...]

    15. "Una historia de amor que empezamos conociendo justo cuando se acerca su final, pero que no dejará indiferente y te romperá el corazón. Si no fuera por las excesivas descripciones de lugares que realiza el autor, considero que hubiera sido perfecta"Reseña completa: entrelalecturayelcine

    16. Sou bastante sensível a este tema.Um livro que me fez parar várias vezes a leitura para refletir e para pensar 'e se fosse eu?' Amor, dor, magia e muita resiliência, ninguém vai ficar indiferente !

    17. I am a fan of Charles Martin. Great writing. But I read this after I read "The Mountain Between Us" and there were just TOO many similarities! Damsel in distress. Hurting. Man saves the day. Pulling her along. I almost didn't finish it. I did, but just kind of meh.

    18. MAGNÍFICO. LÉANLO AHORA.En serio, genial. Este libro me ha encantado absolutamente. Te atrapa desde la primera página, debes saber cómo es la historia pasada y como continúa la presente. Excelente forma de juntarlas, por cierto. No es un romance barato, por favor; es mucho más que eso. Creo que puedo decir que es una historia acerca de la belleza: la belleza del amor, del arte, de la naturaleza y del alma. Lo he leído con pausa, así para disfrutar cada detalle, y ha valido la pena.Los pe [...]

    19. My mom handed this book and said "Read this it's good." Meh I thought. Then I looked at the frount cover "Warning this book will break your heart." Then I thought nope I am not reading this. Well because the other book I am reading currently is not a pull you in type a book I though ok I will give it a shot. I enjoyed it and read it quickly.The writing was not the most poetic or thought provoking. Yet in a simple way it was. This story was told from a man's point of view which was interesting us [...]

    20. Where the River Ends' cover warns you, "This book will break your heart." It did, in a waybut not the way Charles Martin or his editors/publishers intended. I've read Mr. Martin's writings before, and, in my opinion, they were well-written, emotionally charged dramas about people overcoming tragic circumstances. However, all those were published by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher; Where the River Ends was not, and its content makes me wonder whether Mr. Martin is truly a Christian, or just [...]

    21. I love this story. I was sucked in when I read the prologue!But the more I read the madder I got with Mr. Martin. At one point I even put the Nook down and declared to the empty house around me that I was done, that I was not going to read any more. Why? Because I was tired of the back and forth from the back story to the journey down the river. Then I did something I rarely do: I quit reading the back story. I just skipped right over it and jumped back into the next section of story dealing wit [...]

    22. Adorei, um romance lindoo! Não conti as lágrimas, um livro muito romântico cheio de emoções fortes. :)Então a história centra-se no casal Doss e Abbie, ele um pintor, ela uma modelo que estão profundamente apaixonados um pelo outro, só que infelizmente ambos travam uma luta contra o cancro de Abbie. Ela é uma mulher muito corajosa e que pretende viver até aos últimos dias da sua vida e elabora uma lista de 10 coisas que gostaria de realizar antes de morrer. Isto é a premissa do livr [...]

    23. This is a beautifully written love story. It took me a little bit to get into it since it's very narrative and light on dialogue. I listened to the audio book and I absolutely loved the way Mark Deakins read the story about Doss and Abbie. I do have to say, as a breast cancer survivor, it was a little bit of a shock by the time I was on Disc 7 of 10 to find out what kind of cancer Abbie was dying from. Her treatment flashbacks were a little hard for me to hear as they brought back memories. But [...]

    24. This book moved me to tears and smiles. The author creates a believable "soul mates" kind of love between two people from very different backgrounds. Mr. Martin is one of the rare male authors who are convincing in depiction of women. The tragic end of the story, the wife's death from stage 4 cancer, is clearly foreseen but the way the husband and wife deal with it is constantly surprising. The book is very well written and I could have speeded through it, but I found myself lingering over the e [...]

    25. Earlier today I finished reading Where the River Ends. Wow, Abbie and Doss uniquely lived out her bucket list. (Thanks, Jesse, for recommending another terrific piece of southern literature.) Charles Martin is definitely on my list for future reads. I'm not sure I could ever be so valiant as Doss protecting Abbie or as Abbie making the most of her remaining days while also providing support for Doss in his future. All of the characters and river descriptions will stay with me. I'd love to kayak [...]

    26. Two things: #1. The ending of this book is clear from the start: Wife will die but her and her husband will go on one last journey together.I thought what the heck, might be a good story despite the ending. Nope. Not at all. The dialogue was tough to follow, the descriptions of the river were overwrought, and Abbie was made out to be a perfect angel.#2. In some editions, is the main character called Doss? In the book I read, the guy's name was Chris. Maybe that's because I had the UK version?Any [...]

    27. "I'll take the bad because that means I will have lived to know the good." p149"Perception is not reality""The hurt reminded me of what was, and is, beautiful. Of what I'd known, and lost. Of love given. And taken away. The more it hurt, the deeper the ache, the sweeter the memory. So while I mind the hurt, I live with it."I enjoyed this book. I was touched by the story line and the power of love. But must admit I skipped the last few chapters to get to the end and do not feel like I'm lacking a [...]

    28. Dupa ce am citit 3 carti de Charles Martin am ajuns la concluzia ca il pasioneaza sa scrie despre boala (cancer, boala psihica) si despre moarte in egala masura cu scrierea despre dragostea care biruie totul si rupe orice bariera, dragostea care elibereaza. Si aceasta carte se inscrie in categoriile mai sus mentionate, fiind vorba despre un cuplu casatorit, ea din lumea buna, el sarac dar pictor, care ajunge impreuna impotriva sortii, dar nu asta este planul principal (povestea lor de dragoste e [...]

    29. I think people are either totally into a romance-like "powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love" book or they're not really fond of them. The cover of this paperback says, "Warning: This book will break your heart." and "Don't pick it up unless you are looking for a good cry." So pick your field of interest and proceed accordingly.The part that interested me the most: the young man finding himself as an artist.

    30. Three stars is probably a wee bit generous for this book. It pains me to say that because Charles Martin is a must read author for everyone. I am a huge fan. I like how he writes. He can pack such a punch with words. I am usually completely drawn into his stories. Unfortunately, I didn't feel that at all in this book. This was just a bit too flowery for me and predictable.I will say that it is a sweet story and it has a neat little red bow at the end.

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