Where the River Ends by Charles Martin

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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 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.

About Charles Martin

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New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin has written eight novels, including The Mountain Between Us. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. When not writing, his hobbies include bow hunting, working out (a blend of old school stuff and martial arts, called Fight Fit), and Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently has a blue belt, though he notes he is "the least flexible person you've ever met." He lives with his wife, Christy, and their three sons in Jacksonville, Florida.
Published July 15, 2008 by Broadway Books. 386 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Further downriver, after Doss and Abbie encounter a friendlier group of classic-rock-loving, beer-swilling biker types, the bad rednecks return to a deserted boathouse where the duo has sought shelter.

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Book Reporter

WHERE THE RIVER ENDS, Charles Martin’s sixth novel following his award-winning CHASING FIREFLIES, is a touching story of love and loss, set with rich detail against the backdrop of Charleston and the St. Mary’s River.

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The Bookbag

It's in the border lands between South Georgia and Northern Florida – you might well be familiar with it if you read A Quiet Belief In Angels – and it's not the place to go if you're looking for an easy life.

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USA Today

Where the River Ends is a classic Love Story two unlikely lovers, one tragic ending.

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Tampa Bay Times

In alternating chapters, Martin tells the story of Doss and Abbie's adventures on the river and of their courtship and eventual marriage.

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