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Charles Martin is the author of WHERE THE RIVER ENDS. I cannot say enough times how incredible this man is. If you love a story that has no need to be off color or outrageous or filthy dirty, but will grip your heart from beginning to end, then you need to discover Charles Martin. There are a bunch of these books, so get ready for your reads!
When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin. It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.