A Life Intercepted / by Charles Martin. 4.11.2016

Center Street ISBN: 9781455554669

Adult Rating: 4

Matthew “The Rocket” Rising seems to have it all—he married his high school sweetheart, Audrey, and is the top-ranked football player in the country as he transitions from playing college ball to joining the NFL. Then one night changes the script of his whole life.

Twelve years later, Matthew is released from prison with only one thing on his mind: finding his wife, who has been in hiding since Matthew entered prison. Playing professional football is not even on Matthew’s radar. He just wants his wife back. However, in the process of finding Audrey, Matthew meets Dee, a talented quarterback who just needs some solid coaching. Dee begs Matthew to help him, but doing so would violate his parole. Will he risk life in prison to help Dee and hopefully win Audrey back in the process?

A Life Intercepted is a story of unrelenting hope and selfless forgiveness. The characters overcome difficult relationship obstacles on the way to forgiveness. This inspirational story makes readers question whether they would be able to choose love over hate if they were ever in such a situation. Charles Martin has done a remarkable job crafting an entertaining story that leads readers to examine their own lives. The picture of hope, love, and forgiveness that Martin paints is simply beautiful.

Dani Seilhamer, CLJ