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They have one summer to find what was lost long ago.

"Never settle for less than the truth," she told him. But when you don't even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it's hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker discovered, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night.

A haunting story about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death.
Published: Thomas Nelson on May 29, 2007
ISBN: 9781418537265
List price: $7.99
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Charles Martin introduces us to an old man with a huge heart, and a shady past full of unanswered questions, a young man looking for his past, a young woman lost because of her past, and a young boy with an unknown past and an uncertain future. In a setting rich with summertime memories, splashed with the light of fireflies on warm dark nights in Georgia, he lays out a story that rings true and lands straight in your heart. Adding this to my favorites—it’s why I read—a book of healing, and hope that humans however damaged can find redemption and their way home. I’m happy that my friend told me about Charles Martin, I can’t wait to read more by this author.read more
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This novel intertwines several stories, that of a six year old abandoned boy, that of the journalist named Chase who takes an interest in his story, and that of Chase's adopted family--who have a whole mess of secrets that Chase is bound and determined to uncover. As Chase finds the answers to his questions he also grapples with issues like justice and forgiveness and how he feels about fathers. This book has many memorable characters, especially "Uncle Willie" and it the way the stories intertwine is quite masterful. Pick this one up for a good story with many deeper truths contained within.read more
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This was my first Charles Martin read. I felt like there were a few loose ends that weren't tied up and I didn't care for the Tommye/Chase relationship. Still, looking at the big picture, it was a beautiful story about fathers, sons, adoption and family relationships.read more
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Charles Martin introduces us to an old man with a huge heart, and a shady past full of unanswered questions, a young man looking for his past, a young woman lost because of her past, and a young boy with an unknown past and an uncertain future. In a setting rich with summertime memories, splashed with the light of fireflies on warm dark nights in Georgia, he lays out a story that rings true and lands straight in your heart. Adding this to my favorites—it’s why I read—a book of healing, and hope that humans however damaged can find redemption and their way home. I’m happy that my friend told me about Charles Martin, I can’t wait to read more by this author.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This novel intertwines several stories, that of a six year old abandoned boy, that of the journalist named Chase who takes an interest in his story, and that of Chase's adopted family--who have a whole mess of secrets that Chase is bound and determined to uncover. As Chase finds the answers to his questions he also grapples with issues like justice and forgiveness and how he feels about fathers. This book has many memorable characters, especially "Uncle Willie" and it the way the stories intertwine is quite masterful. Pick this one up for a good story with many deeper truths contained within.
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This was my first Charles Martin read. I felt like there were a few loose ends that weren't tied up and I didn't care for the Tommye/Chase relationship. Still, looking at the big picture, it was a beautiful story about fathers, sons, adoption and family relationships.
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The first half of the book was full of slow, drawn out narrative that tempted me to quit reading. Thankfully I stuck it out and was rewarded in the second half with a strikingly personal account of one family's struggles. Though slow, and a bit wordy, I would recommend Chasing Fireflies.
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I read this book while on vacation in the mountains. I only had a few books with me so I was 'forced' to finish it. I've read a lot of Christian fiction, and this one was decidedly different. There wasn't any proselytizing at all. I enjoyed the story, but the end came together just a little too conveniently .
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