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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767927001
  • ASIN: B007F7UWI6
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #994,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Charles Martin is the author of seven novels. He and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Prelude
 
            Hey…
            I’m not sure what time it is.  This thing should record that.  I woke a few minutes ago.  It’s still dark.  I don’t know how long I was out.
            The snow is spilling in through the windshield. It’s frozen across my face.  Hard to blink.  Feels like dried paint on my cheeks.  It just doesn’t taste like dried paint.  
            I’m shivering…and it feels like somebody is sitting on my chest.  Can’t catch my breath. Maybe broke two or three ribs.  Might have a collapsed lung.
            The wind up here is steady, leaning against the tail of the fuselage…or what’s left of it.  Something above me, maybe a branch, is slapping the plexi-glass.  Sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard.  And more cold air is coming in behind me.  Where the tail used to be.  
            I can smell gas.  I guess both wings were still pretty full of fuel. 
            I keep feeling like I want to throw up. 
 
            A hand is wrapped around mine. The fingers are cold and calloused.  There’s a wedding band, worn thin around the edges.  That’s Grover.
            He was dead before we hit the treetops.  I’ll never understand how he landed this thing without killing me, too.
            When we took off, the ground temperature was in the single digits.  Not sure what it is now.  Feels colder.  Our elevation should be around eleven-five.  Give or take.  We couldn’t have fallen more than five hundred feet when Grover dipped the wing.  The control panel sits dark, unlit.  Dusted in white.  Every few minutes the GPS on the dash will flicker, then go black again.     
            There was a dog here somewhere.  All teeth and muscle.  Real short hair.  About the size of a loaf of bread.  Makes snotty, gurgling sounds when he breathes.  Looks like he’s jacked up on speed.  Wait… 
            ‘Hey, boy…Wait…no.  Not there. Okay, lick but don’t jump.  What’s your name?  You scared?  Yeah…me, too.’
            I can’t remember his name.
 
            I’m back…was I gone long?  There’s a dog here.  Buried between my coat and armpit.
            Did I already tell you about him?  I can’t remember his name. 
            He’s shivering and the wrinkles around his eyes are quivering.  Whenever the wind howls, he jumps up and growls at it.
 
            The memory’s foggy.  Grover and I were talking, he was flying, maybe banking right, the dash flashed a buffet of blue and green lights, a carpet of black stretched out below us, not a light bulb for sixty miles in any direction, and…there was a woman.  Trying to get home to her fiancé and a rehearsal dinner.  I’ll look. 
 
            …I found her.  Unconscious. Elevated pulse.  Eyes are swollen shut.  Pupils are dilated.  Probably a concussion. Several lacerations across her face.  A few will need stitches.  Right shoulder is dislocated and left femur is broken.  It didn’t break the skin but, her leg is angling out and suit leg is tight.  I need to set it…once I catch my breath. 
           
            …It’s getting colder. I guess the storm finally caught us.  If I don’t get us wrapped in something…we’ll freeze to death before daylight.  I’ll have to set that leg in the morning.    
           
            Rachel…I don’t know how much time we have, don’t know if we’ll make it out, if…but…I take it all back.  I was wrong.  I was angry.  I never should’ve said it.  You were thinking about us.  Not you.  I can see that now. 
            You’re right.  Right all along.  There’s always a chance. 
 
            Always. 

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By K. Cade VINE VOICE on August 18, 2010
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Most reviews give a breakdown of the storyline. Two people trapped start to talk to each other about their lives and start to make realizations about their lives becase of their perilous situation. Ashley and Ben are two people that we get to know very very well and for me that makes a fantastic book. Since they are stranded we have a lot of time to delve into each of their minds. I love characterization and done well. I say that in nearly every review but it's what makes me love reading. I want to know the people I'm reading about otherwise I don't care about what happens to them. A fantastic plot can't fix the lack of character development for me. This book has both. I'm normally not a big fan of Christian fiction but dang if Mr. Martin doesn't do it very well without beating a bible over one's head. I really enjoyed this one.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Brad on June 1, 2010
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Another great book from Charles Martin! I loved this book from the first page to the last. It will pull at the heart strings like all of his other books. If you havent read a Charles Martin novel yet this is a great one to start with!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By E. Staley on December 3, 2010
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Last night I sat with expectation, staring at the cover of The Mountain Between Us. My plan was to read for just a couple of hours. At 3 am., I finished the last word. I'd laughed and cried, sat tensely through whole episodes, determined not to look ahead, not to spoil it by cheating. At times, I found truths about me, my life, staring me in the face and I asked myself, "How could Mr. Martin know this about me?"

Charles Martin has created a sensitive, emotional journey with all the hallmarks of a romance but strengthened with masculine requisites to protect, endure, survive. A survival story at its core, both of nature and of love.

This is the second Martin novel I've read, and it won't be the last. I have found a new favorite author and can't wait to read all his work.

All right guys, pick this one up and read. Bone up not only on your own survival skills, but also those of communication, with your heart, with those you love. This book is not just for women. It's for you, too.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 24, 2010
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Again, this is not a terribly new idea. However, if romance coupled with suspense is your specialty subgenre, with faith thrown in for good measure, this is probably right up your alley. A woman writer and a male doctor are in a plane crash together and are the sole survivors of it. They are stuck in the High Uintas Wilderness, a hard and remote land in the United States.

Survival and love quickly take front and center. They are injured and cold and need to survive this experience. Yet there is an attraction despite their seeming commitment to others in their lives. She is about to get married to someone else and he is already married to someone else, although he is strangely living apart from his wife.

However, this is Christian Fiction so there is not really anything sinful going on. Personally, I have trouble with the idea that there needs to be a separate subgenre for religious beliefs now, that fiction has to espouse certain beliefs. I did better with Ted Dekker's version of Christian fiction than with this version.

A nice touch is that pilot's dog has survived the crash with them.

This is more for the romance and faith reader than the suspense or thriller or adventure reader.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara McArthur VINE VOICE on August 2, 2010
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Seldom does a reader have the opportunity to get to know the characters as well as we were able to know Ben and Ashley. After what seemed to be a hopeless tragedy, we were able to experience the day to day successes and failures of the survivors - and we spent much of this time inside Ben's head, listening to his thoughts about the succeses and failures of his life. Martin's descriptions of the surroundings was so vivid and the obstacles they faced were so realistic that I began to wonder if he was giving us an account of something that had actually happened to him.

Don't you just love a story that carries you along in one direction, filling in all the bits and pieces, only to take you in a completely different direction at the end? Martin does this so deftly that I had to go back and re-read, as the twist was so incredible - and incredibly plausible - that I wanted to be sure of it.

This book was such a great departure from the usual, and I enjoyed every moment I spent with it. This was a book I carried around with me and read at every opportunity. Bravo, Charles Martin - and thank you for time well spent.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Jennings on July 3, 2010
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I've been a fan of the author, but his books are becoming predictable. Take Where the River Ends and put it on a mountain with a somewhat different ending that is still predictable in its own way.

If you are going to crash on a mountain and break your leg, it's a good thing you have an orthopedic surgeon who climbs mountains in his spare time with you. I got really into the book because I wanted to see how they got off the mountain. It has its points there. But, I was worn out by the time I got to the end.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By scrapbdog on March 13, 2012
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A heart warming tale that has a sweet wonderful message. Do men really feel this way about the love of their lives? Do they have a love that this strong and endearing? Very thought provoking and you don't want to put it down. I am ready for another Charles Martine book. I have read them all and love every story he shares.
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