Thursday, October 13, 2016

Long Way Gone By Charles Martin

“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 O’Connor 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 home to the remote 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 it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it himself.
A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.
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Charles Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn more about him at Facebook: Author.Charles.Martin Twitter: @storiedcareer
True Martin style, this was a wonderful read. Martin is a master storyteller.
Retelling of the prodigal son was done in such a way that you will not put this book down until the very end.
he only thing I did not like was it ended way to soon and I have to wait for Martins next book. Very well executed. I love music was in this one. I am a fan of music, so that was refreshing.
This is a 5 star read. I HIGHLY recommend it.
I received this book to review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. I;m Charles Martin's BIGGEST fan. I am going to read this one this weekend.

  2. Mary, I know you are friends with Nicholas Sparks but to me Charles is much better. I am running to get this one.

  3. It seems you have the best books here. I wish I could get to read them all.

  4. I'm library bound tomorrow I will be looking for this one.

  5. This is not a series book is it Mary?

  6. Oh yes this is going to be a good one. He's as good as Nicholas Sparks.

  7. My wife will be so happy this weekend.

  8. This one is definitely for me. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. yes please !!! Like , like , like . Blessings ,DanaGirl

  10. This is one book that I have to read. The review is wonderful and it makes me want to go and buy it right now!

  11. What a great book! Thank you for sharing, Mary!