New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin's breathtaking novel of love and redemption.Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible--and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could?...
|Title||:||Water from My Heart|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Water from My Heart Reviews
I have mixed feelings about this novel.
I loved that the novel is based upon facts. The afterward provides in depth information about the backstory and it was great to read about what inspired Water From My Heart. Along this same thought, I enjoyed learning more about Nicaragua: the land and the people. The title is meaningful and is explained in the pages of the story. I also liked the base meaning of this novel - hope and what is takes to receive it.
The story itself held my interest, however, w ...more
Amazing to me is how many readers of this book finish with the need to reflect -- probably due to the powerful afterword by author Charles Martin, who describes the true story behind his novel. At the core is a deeply conflicted character, Charlie Finn, orphaned early in life, who grows up lacking a moral compass and doing whatever he wants without regard for others. Eventually, he lands in Bimini, befriends an island legend and becomes a wealthy drug runner for his best friend, Colin, and a de ...more
I was planning to give this book a 4. I really liked it but felt the author tied everything up a bit too neatly in a bow at the end.
Then I read the epilogue--his true experiences and this jumped of the page at me:
"Indifference is the curse of this age. Indifference is evil and could not be further from the heart of God."
It made me think about what I had just read through different lenses.
I had already downloaded more of his books, but knowing now that he believes in Jesus makes me want to gobb ...more
MY FAVORITE BOOK THAT I HAVE READ IN 2015! As of 7/6 I have read 87 books and WATER FROM MY HEART is the best. I would like to thank Judy Collins and Pamela Embree-Kyle for the recommendation. If you are reader, this book is a MUST! See Judy Collins review for more info.
I turned the last page of “Water from my Heart” and instead of reaching for the next book on my TBR shelf, I sit quietly letting the words and depth of the story reach the inner being of my soul. This is the most powerful, riveting, poignant and thought-provoking book that I’ve read in a while. It is a story of love, loss, hardship, survival and redemption; a story so influential I am compelled to question my own values, thoughts and indifferences.
"If so, the water that would cleanse me was not ...more
Another Charles Martin book that made me cry . . . while I was eating my lunch. Do you realize how hard it is to cry, eat, get a lump in your throat and not be able to swallow, and at the same time add massive amounts of tears to your already soggy salad? Note to self, do not read sappy, sad books while eating lunch. This is my second Charles Martin read, and it did not disappoint. As I keep reading his books, I am feeling he is a combination between Frederik Backman and Nicholas Sparks. He has ...more
Sometimes a novel comes along that reaches so deep it reminds me, as a writer of novels, why I do what I do.
"Hope [is] the currency of love."
Letting that sink into my soul today in a nourishing way. Charles Martin's WATER FROM MY HEART is a powerful story of redemption that I'm sure is going to stay with me for a long while.
Book was really 3.5 stars for me but the epilogue caused me to bump it up to 4 stars. Charlie Finn didn't have a very easy childhood but got a scholarship to Harvard which opened up a whole new world to him. He met a whole different class of people from what he grew up with! He's a pretty good poker player and his ability to read the other player's face - no matter whether he's playing cards or negotiating a business deal - is a real plus. After Harvard, he jetsets all over the world putting tog ...more