Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin

When a 1972 Chevrolet Impala takes on the train known as the Silver Meteor, the outcome is a forgone conclusion. But no one expected a little boy, mute and with an unknown identity would survive and create his own whirlwind of emotion.

Chase Walker, newspaper journalist is sent by his editor to write the story about the child for the Brunswick Daily. Chase feels an immediate connection with the boy whose predicament mirrors his own traumatic childhood. Chase names him Sketch after seeing his prodigious talent for drawing.

A dark secret flavours the town of Brunswick, a story that involves Chase's foster father, Unc, Unc's wealthy and powerful brother, Silas Jackson "Jack" McFarland and Tommye, Jack's beautiful yet broken daughter and Chase's kindred spirit.

Chase and Sketch's journey of discovery has begun!

Charles Martin touched my soul with his book of the heart, When Cricket's Cry. With Chasing Fireflies he has awakened hope and joy. Charles' prose is exceptional and his characters connected with my emotions in ways few authors can achieve. This is a beautiful story of one man's journey for his identity, a boy's ability to communicate without words and the honour and integrity of a man willing to make a lifelong sacrifice for those he loves. Charles' books are in a league of their own and this hardcover novel is well worth the extra investment.


Deena said...

Yup! Yup! Yup!

Susanne said...

Thanks for dropping by my site today. Nice to "meet" you!

This is a great review and I've never heard of this author, but this book is being added to my list!

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