Water from My Heart

Water from My Heart

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 New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin's breathtaking novel of love and redemption. Charlie Finn had to g...

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Water from My Heart Reviews

  • Alison
    Feb 14, 2019

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

  • Skip
    Jul 29, 2017

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

  • Sheryl
    Mar 29, 2016

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

    This is one of my favorite authors and this didn't disappoint. It's always clean, there is usually something unexpected that happens at the end, and there are usually lessons we can all learn while reading them. He really has a way with words. ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Aug 27, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

  • Victoria Bylin
    May 31, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

  • Charlene Intriago
    Jul 18, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

  • Fred Forbes
    Jan 31, 2016

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    May 03, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

    This is one of my favorite authors and this didn't disappoint. It's always clean, there is usually something unexpected that happens at the end, and there are usually lessons we can all learn while reading them. He really has a way with words. ...

    I haven't read a Charles Martin book that I didn't like. I thought I had encountered the first one. It took me about half the book to really get involved with it. The first chapter introduced Charlie Finn as a drug runner. The second chapter reverted to when Charlie was a small boy. Th...

    This book was so good. So moving. I am far from a religious person and I'm ALWAYS skeptical of anyone peddling organized religion. Needless to say it is why avoid Christian authors at all costs. But I have read two other books by Charles Martin and the stories were so well crafted and ...

    Loved this book. It is well written, the story is interesting, fast paced and captivating to me. It also made my heart swell and beam. ...

    Great book! I?ve never enjoyed reading the afterword of a book so much. CM tells about how God broke through the indifference of his heart, and I can certainly relate to feeling indifferent too often. ...

    In most of our lives, we wonder if the path we began on can ever change. For some of us, we believe that it is simply too late after we have been on that path for too long, especially when you're doing something illegal. For Charles Finn, he knows that if he can keep himself on the pat...

  • Pauline
    Jan 20, 2016

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

  • Marlo
    Jul 11, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

  • Carmen Blankenship
    Jun 27, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

  • Bev
    Apr 06, 2016

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

  • Mike French
    Jun 26, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Freda Malone
    Feb 26, 2018

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

  • Krista
    Apr 02, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

  • Judy Collins
    Feb 12, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

  • Jeanette
    Apr 06, 2016

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

  • Staci
    May 05, 2016

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    Jan 19, 2019

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

  • Angel Royal
    Jul 13, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

  • Pamela
    Nov 16, 2014

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

  • Lori Benton
    Jul 29, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

  • Jenna
    Oct 02, 2017

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

    This is one of my favorite authors and this didn't disappoint. It's always clean, there is usually something unexpected that happens at the end, and there are usually lessons we can all learn while reading them. He really has a way with words. ...

    I haven't read a Charles Martin book that I didn't like. I thought I had encountered the first one. It took me about half the book to really get involved with it. The first chapter introduced Charlie Finn as a drug runner. The second chapter reverted to when Charlie was a small boy. Th...

    This book was so good. So moving. I am far from a religious person and I'm ALWAYS skeptical of anyone peddling organized religion. Needless to say it is why avoid Christian authors at all costs. But I have read two other books by Charles Martin and the stories were so well crafted and ...

    Loved this book. It is well written, the story is interesting, fast paced and captivating to me. It also made my heart swell and beam. ...

  • Linda Rae
    Oct 04, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

  • Winter Sophia Rose
    May 23, 2015

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

  • Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
    Feb 13, 2017

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

  • Carol Arnold
    Jan 14, 2018

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

    This is one of my favorite authors and this didn't disappoint. It's always clean, there is usually something unexpected that happens at the end, and there are usually lessons we can all learn while reading them. He really has a way with words. ...

    I haven't read a Charles Martin book that I didn't like. I thought I had encountered the first one. It took me about half the book to really get involved with it. The first chapter introduced Charlie Finn as a drug runner. The second chapter reverted to when Charlie was a small boy. Th...

  • Laura
    Oct 17, 2017

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

    This is one of my favorite authors and this didn't disappoint. It's always clean, there is usually something unexpected that happens at the end, and there are usually lessons we can all learn while reading them. He really has a way with words. ...

    I haven't read a Charles Martin book that I didn't like. I thought I had encountered the first one. It took me about half the book to really get involved with it. The first chapter introduced Charlie Finn as a drug runner. The second chapter reverted to when Charlie was a small boy. Th...

    This book was so good. So moving. I am far from a religious person and I'm ALWAYS skeptical of anyone peddling organized religion. Needless to say it is why avoid Christian authors at all costs. But I have read two other books by Charles Martin and the stories were so well crafted and ...

  • Missy
    Sep 10, 2018

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

  • Daniel
    Jan 06, 2019

    Charles Martin has quickly risen to my "read all" list of authors. He is a very talented at putting you inside the head of the people he has created and making it impossible to put this book down. I was hooked from the first paragraph of Water from My Heart. It is a fascinating look...

    A special thank you to FaithWords/Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. #1 Best Fiction Book of 2015 JDC Top 50 Books of 2015 Words cannot adequately convey the power and depth of this amazing multi-generational suspenseful story of determi...

    After the last page, all I wanted was to soak in the benevolent afterglow of this powerfully amazing and bittersweet story, with all the elements of love, joy, heartache, missteps, self-protecting indifference, redemption and pain. For hours I laid awake thinking, praying, crying, smil...

    In portuguese: http://mrs-margot.blogspot.pt/ The reading didn't have an easy start, I even wondered if people hadn't exaggerated in saying that it was a beautiful story, because of the too technical descriptions of the boats (which I don't care about at all) I started to find it bor...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 grow...

    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 sapp...

    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 pre...

    Can't do it. Sympathetic drug runner mixed with romantic smaltz to a degree that is as believable as his getting a scholarship to Harvard would be in real life. During this era or any era. Fiction to the nth degree. Not for me. ...

    Charlie Finn had an unusual childhood and a very unique rest of his life. Charlie played poker, went to Harvard, had a job that paid well but was a job that cost him the woman he loved, and then had another job that gave him a family but also danger. WATER FROM MY HEART was a b...

    When this book was recommended by a "Goodreads" friend, I looked over some of the reviews for the author's other works and it appeared that he specializes in "chick lit". No, my friend assured me, anything but! Well, I must admit the story moves along and despite the "macho" character ...

    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...

    Redemption stories always appeal to me, and this one is a new favorite. You know those books that weave characters seamlessly into the setting? Books where you finish the last page, and you know everything there is to know about the characters, and you love them both for it and in ...

    Heartwarming, Funny, Deep & Life Changing! A Powerful Read! I Loved It! ...

    I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. What a beautiful story of redemption. The narration by Kevin Stillwell was just stellar, and the author's notes at the end were amazing. ...

    Charles Martin favors leading male characters who are effortlessly cool and Charlie Finn in this book borders on being blase. He oozes crazy abilities from poker player extraordinaire to college whiz who sails through Harvard to finance wunderkind who makes six figures right out of gra...

    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 r...

    This is the first book I've read written by Charles Martin. It won't be the only one I've read by Charles Martin for long. It was chosen for our book club and I'm so glad it was. Without giving any spoilers of the in-depth storyline, I will say it's one of the most powerful stories I'v...

    Oh brother, I guess I am not in the target audience for this book. It actually started out pretty good with a plot that centered on a Harvard educated drug runner. But once we got to the second half of the book in Nicaragua, it quickly devolved into a schmaltzy mess. I found it very pa...

    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...

    Charlie Finn begins his journey with indifference and hard heartedness that will tear your soul apart. He is a borderline genius who can?t seem to hold any relationship together, much less speak of his feelings. From the Southern Coast of Florida and a wealth of mansions, to a shack ...

    Charles Martin has done it again. The story itself was authentic and touching, but it was the epilogue that sealed the deal. We live in a world where it's easy to build walls and feel sorry for people in difficult circumstances but never really do anything to ease their pain. Water fro...

    Water from my Heart is an extraordinary story. The characters pulled me in from the first page. The plot is fascinating, the characters are real, and the love story just pulls it all together. Those things alone make it a great story, but the way the story made me think about how human...

    This is one of my favorite authors and this didn't disappoint. It's always clean, there is usually something unexpected that happens at the end, and there are usually lessons we can all learn while reading them. He really has a way with words. ...

    I haven't read a Charles Martin book that I didn't like. I thought I had encountered the first one. It took me about half the book to really get involved with it. The first chapter introduced Charlie Finn as a drug runner. The second chapter reverted to when Charlie was a small boy. Th...

    This book was so good. So moving. I am far from a religious person and I'm ALWAYS skeptical of anyone peddling organized religion. Needless to say it is why avoid Christian authors at all costs. But I have read two other books by Charles Martin and the stories were so well crafted and ...

    Loved this book. It is well written, the story is interesting, fast paced and captivating to me. It also made my heart swell and beam. ...

    Great book! I?ve never enjoyed reading the afterword of a book so much. CM tells about how God broke through the indifference of his heart, and I can certainly relate to feeling indifferent too often. ...