About the book:
As Waters Gone By (Abingdon, May 2015)
How can a marriage survive when separated by hundreds of miles and impenetrable prison walls?
Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison, giving their relationship a court-mandated five-year time-out. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again.
Nudged along by the exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Yet even as hope begins to find a place within the cottage walls, Emmalyn still wonders if she’s ready for Max’s release. She may be able to rebuild a cottage, but can she rebuild a marriage?
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About the author:
Cynthia Ruchti has more than three decades of radio broadcast experience with Heartbeat of the Home radio and currently serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers.
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Where to start with this book? The premise intrigued me because I love stories of marriage and reconciliation and hope and that is exactly what this story is. I loved the thought of reading about a women who is broken and whose husband is in jail. What I didn’t expect is why he was in jail and the journey to wholeness that would happen for both of them. The theme of hope is so strongly written throughout this book and especially in the character of Boozy (Bougie).
Cynthia Ruchti has a way of writing that just brings you right into the story. She describes the setting and characters so well that you are instantly transported into their world. Even when I set the book down (which wasn’t often, I read it in a day) I still felt like I was in the middle of that world. She uses such colorful and beautifully descriptive language. I haven’t read something like this in a long time. It was like in Mary Poppins when they jump in the chalk paintings. I felt completely transported.
I also loved how three dimensional and real her characters were. She really brought them to life. It was as though she painted them and then they just jumped out of the page. They were all flawed in one way or another which is so real because we all are yet they all had something to give and teach others. It was a beautiful description of how relationships and life works.
There were so many twists to this story but they were all written so beautifully. She would give you little glimpses into the story behind the characters but in such a beautiful way, like she was peeling back an onion and showing you another layers. I never felt like I didn’t know enough about a character but then she’d reveal a bit more and it would be even more amazing.
I really could gush about this book all day long. The writing is amazing, the story line is fabulous, and the themes are life changing. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. What are you waiting for…pick it up today!
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