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The Water Keeper

(2020)
(The first book in the Murphy Shepherd series)
A novel by

 
 
A riveting story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds by bestselling author Charles Martin.

Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.

When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.

With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them.

With Charles Martin’s trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.

Praise for The Water Keeper:

“I’m telling you, it’s an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I’ve ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world.” —Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin

 “Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he’s done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters.” —Lauren DentonUSA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway

Part of The Murphy Shepherd novels:

Book 1: The Water Keeper

Book 2: The Letter Keeper  

Book 3: The Record Keeper Coming July 2022!)

Full-length novel (110,000 words)

Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Also by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between UsSend Down the RainLong Way GoneWhen Crickets CryChasing Fireflies

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Water Keeper (A Murphy Shepherd Novel)
Author(s): Charles Martin
ISBN: 0-7852-3091-2 / 978-0-7852-3091-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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September 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
ISBN: 1-64358-630-0 / 978-1-64358-630-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Christian Series Level I (24)
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Paperback Editions

February 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Water Keeper (A Murphy Shepherd Novel)
Author(s): Charles Martin
ISBN: 0-7852-3094-7 / 978-0-7852-3094-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
ISBN: 1-79973-375-0 / 978-1-79973-375-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
ISBN: 1-79973-376-9 / 978-1-79973-376-8
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
ISBN: 1-79973-377-7 / 978-1-79973-377-5
Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
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May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Water Keeper
Author(s): Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Water Keeper (A Murphy Shepherd Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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