No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home. At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper OConnor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if its too late to tell her the truth about his pastand if he is ready to face it.A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to t...
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Long Way Gone Reviews
I've been chomping at the bit to get a review written for Long Way Gone - which I was blessed to receive complimentary from the author via the publisher. I truly wish to honor both the powerful message of the story and the extraordinary talents of Charles Martin. In which a more worthy review WILL EVENTUALLY COME, when I'm able to expound at reasonable length. I'm currently tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, visiting family, welcoming new grandbabies into the fold, and without altogether r ...more
Higher than 5 stars for me
This book is so good that I don't know how to put it into words. My feeble review will not adequately describe how good this book is.
This is one of the top five books I have ever read!!!
The narrative descriptions are astounding, you can hear what he hears and see what he sees.
Sometime when I am reading that gets too monotonous, I will skim through it. I read every word of this book.
I highly recommend this book !
Really enjoyed this read. The writing style is so different, and the storyline is incredibly well done. Giving this five stars because it touched my heart and brought a tear or two. Very few books do that.
The characters seem so real, and the plot ( though not original) is so very touching. This was my first by this author, but I don't expect it will be my last. This had a strong faith theme...and a bit of the unseen spiritual world.
Recommend. This is going on my forever shelves.
I received this ...more
”Robert Johnson wasn't the only man with a guitar to stand at a crossroad and talk with the devil. Every man with a guitar crosses that same street, and the conversation is always the same. So are the promises.”The heart of this story involves three people, four if you count music, and with the way music becomes the center of this one, I think it has to be counted. I like music, a lot, but I could not describe the way its made, how a guitar is repaired, or the way it makes different people fe ...more
This was my first Charles Martin book. Thanks to the Fiction Guild for sending it to me.
The story took a little while to get going, which is the main reason this was 4 instead of 5 stars for me. But once I got to know the characters a bit I liked it better. I am someone who loves music and learned a few instruments when I was younger. Music is definitely a major part of this book, almost it's own character. Even for those who may not have a background in music they have probably experienced a t ...more
This book really spoke to me as a writer, especially when he says that "music isn't something you HAVE to do, it's something you GET to do it." Long Way Gone was a beautiful story, but I'm not terribly surprised as I don't think Charles Martin knows how to write a bad story. Maybe that's because he IS Peg, but of the writing world. This book stirred something in me, became a balm to a writer's aching soul. Beautiful!
Long Way Gone by Charles Martin
Genre: Inspirational Fiction, Romance
Three main characters:
Cooper O’Connor: Musical prodigy
Daley Cross: Vocal prodigy, love of Cooper's life
Big-Big: Protector, friend
One word: Phenomenal. No wonder it was a Christy Award winner.
The book is about Cooper O’Connor, a musical prodigy. His ability with a piano, guitar and voice captivated audiences at an early age. His father was a tent revival preacher. And oh, how that man loved his son. He always had ...more
As Stradivarius with a violin, as Elvis with a song, so is Charles Martin....with words. The words in this book resonated feelings deep inside me. Drawing emotions causing me to feel pain only a parent can understand. Hurt from a son that caused the pain. Love that only comes from a patient father who forgives. This book Can only be described as a masterpiece. If you have been a prodigal, are a prodigal or a parent of a prodigal,or if you just love music, this book is for you. The ending is amaz ...more