Buying Options

Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for Free
OR
Kindle Price: $2.99

Save $7.00 (70%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
The old man and the girl by [Gary Martin]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The old man and the girl Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$2.99

Length: 234 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

Review

     This heartwarming story is fiction but could easily be about real life.  Once I started reading it I could hardly put it down.  The principal characters represent experiences and relationships with which many of us can identify.  I am confident that elementary aged youngsters all the way through senior adults will find the book to be most interesting and for sure, inspiring. 
     I really enjoyed the narrative and recommend it most highly.  Congratulations Gary Martin on writing such a captivating description of a sad, old man and a thoughtful, caring, and energetic young girl.
 
B. Carlisle Driggers
Pastor, Lake Country Baptist Church
Eatonton, Georgia
---
---
     The characters are the strongest piece of this story.  I like Emily and Buck.  The book reminds me a little bit of the plot of In His Steps by Charles Sheldon and has the potential to be a life-changing story for readers.
---
Judge, 27th Annual Writer's Digest Self-published Book Awards

From the Author

The old man and the girl is my first Christian book.

I have written other books.  Unlike this book, all of them contain a certain amount of science fiction, thriller, horror or fantasy.  It is what I grew up with going all the way back to my preteen days when I got hooked on comic books.  The superhero type, of course.  I then moved on to Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Michael Crichton books to mention a few.  Growing up I liked to watch "Twilight zone"and Alfred Hitchcock movies.  Like most boys, and men, I liked, and still like, a story with a lot of action.  As far as horror films go, however, I've never cared much for the slasher movies.

Why did I mention this?

I've been a Christian for a lot of years, but have not always lived like I was.  Curiously, even in those times when I wasn't going to church I prayed and read my Bible almost every day.  When I started back in church I began to really think about my writing.  I believed it was a gift from God.  But not like a present all wrapped up and ready to go.  This was more like a seed.  It was something I had to plant,and water, and take care of.  It was a whole lot of work and it still is.  But even so I believe it is a gift.Possibly, the only one I have.

I felt guilty that my stories were not spiritual in content.  But I explained to God that my stories were not that bad.  As books go none of my books should be rated higher than PG, and that would be for violence.  I explained to God that in none of these books did I use His name in vain nor speak disparagingly about the Christian faith.Furthermore, if I was a successful writer my contribution to the Christian cause would be to help people with the money I would make.

Writing a Christian book would be a great use of this gift.  I knew that but I told God I wouldn't know where to start.  Writing about the end times could be exciting but what could I say that hadn't already been said many times before by better writers than me?  I felt I had nothing to say that anyone would be interested in.Non-fiction was out of the question as well.  I had no great spiritual event to speak of,nor did I have any unique insights into the scriptures.

I told God that if I could think of something spiritual or inspirational to write about I would.  But, I was drawing a blank.

I thought it was settled.

I really don't remember exactly how it started.  One day I just had a thought about a spunky young girl who would befriend an older man whom others avoided.  I started writing it thinking there was not much to write about.  I considered that it might be a good short-story.  But as I wrote I could see no ending in sight.  At least, not for a while.  When I did see the end I still had a journey to go and pieces to put into place.  It did not turn out to be a long novel.  I had thought of beefing it up by developing the other characters a little further but on closer consideration I rejected that idea figuring it might take away from the central theme of the story.  Overall, I'm satisfied.  I think the story ended at a good spot.

I don't know what's next for me right now.  But one thing is for certain when I told God I didn't have anything to write about ... He didn't agree.

Product details

  • File Size : 810 KB
  • ASIN : B075JJTBFM
  • Publication Date : September 10, 2017
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 234 pages
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 48 ratings