Book Review,  Contemporary Fiction

The Letter Keeper by Charles Martin

If you have not read the first book in this trilogy, you still have time to do so before The Letter Keeper comes out in June 2021.

You can find my review for the first book, The Water Keeper, HERE.

There is so much I could say about The Letter Keeper, but I feel like saying too much would just spoil your journey of discovery. This trilogy is Martin’s best work to date. I’ve read many of his books, and this series hits you right in the heart, in your core, and leaves you wanting more. So here is my review:



When you turn the last page of a Charles Martin book, you just say, “Wow!” and The Letter Keeper was no exception. I cannot wait for book 3 in the trilogy. This second book really went deeper into getting to know Murphy and the people in his life. I could not read this fast enough and wanted to savor each word at the same time. The raw intensity of this character is like none other, and perfectly illustrates what it means to leave the ninety-nine for the one.

Another phenomenal masterpiece.

I received an ARC copy of this book through NetGalley and my opinion is my own.




Combining heart-wrenching emotion with edge-of-your-seat tension, Charles Martin explores the true power of sacrificial love.

He shows up when all hope is lost.

Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else could—survivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom.

But then the nightmare strikes too close to home.

When his new wife, her daughter, and two other teenage girls are stolen, Murphy is left questioning all he has thought to be true. With more dead ends than leads, he has no idea how to find those he loves.

After everything is stripped away, love is what remains.

Hope feels lost, but Murphy is willing to expend his last breath trying to bring them home.


CHARLES MARTIN is a New York Times bestselling author of 13 previous novels, including his most recent, ‘Send Down The Rain.’ His work is available in 30+ languages. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and their three sons.

You can find out more about his books here.


Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.