Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin June 26, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:11 pm
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A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.

Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.

When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.

With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them.

With Charles Martin’s trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.

My thoughts:

If you have never read anything by Charles Martin I just need to ask, what are you waiting for?

His writing is very unique and I think his stories would appeal to men and women. The things I like about his stories are things that I might not appreciate with other authors, but the way he tackles it gives the story intrigue. For example, nothing is clear at the beginning. Many things are introduced and none of them have a landing place. Murph doesn’t come out and say what he is doing in the first scene for quite a while after the scene is over. Even though I felt confused at times this only pushed me to keep reading so I could put all of the pieces together.

Honestly, the way a lot of the characters act don’t seem realistic but I eat it up in Charles’ books, I believe it for whatever reason.

If you are looking for a different read then your typical Christian fiction then I encourage you to pick this one up.

Visit Charles here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through All opinions are my own. 


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