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Praise For The Water Keeper
“I’m telling you, it’s an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel, unlike anything I’ve ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world.”
—Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin
“Charles Martin fans rejoice because he’s done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters.”
—Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway
“In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you’ll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles’s books you never finish it—you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won’t be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the shortlist of contemporary authors I recommend above all others.”
—Robert Whitlow, film-maker and best-selling author
Coming May 5, 2020
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 5, 2020)
Formats: Hardcover, e-book, Audiobook, Audio CD
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A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.
Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.
When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.
With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them.
With Charles Martin’s trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.
About the Author
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CHARLES MARTIN is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 14 fiction novels, including his most recent, The Water Keeper to be released May 5, 2020. His novel, The Mountain Between Us, was made into a major motion picture, starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
He is also the author of two non-fiction books, and his third to be released, Jan. 5, 2021—They Turned the World Upside Down: A Storyteller's Journey with Those Who Dared to Follow Jesus, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Martin is celebrating his 20th year of writing and stories. The author's work is available in 30+ countries and languages. He resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Christy and their three sons.