Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Mountain Between Us

A coming storm and cancelled flight; a small plane chartered from Salt Lake to get two strangers to Denver ahead of the storm; a crash; a harrowing survival tale.  This is the story line of Charles Martin's newest book, The Mountain Between Us.  But it's only part of the story.  From the first words of the preface to the end of the book we get a glimpse into the complicated issues between Dr Ben Payne, one of the survivors, and his wife Rachel, from whom he is separated.  The inward struggles of relationships, marriage, being real and honest, forgiveness, hope -- these are as much a part of the story as the physical struggles.

Some authors are good story tellers but not very good writers.  Charles Martin does both well.  This is one of those stories that just keep calling you back.

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