Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Review: All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti (Litfuse Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Title: All My Belongings
Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Publisher: Abingdon
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-1-4267-4972-8
Publication Date: May 1st, 2014

Synopsis:
A new life and a new identity can’t protect Becca from a past that refuses to go away.

After spending years running from the shame her father put on her family, Jayne is determined not to let him steal her future in the same way he stole her childhood. Changing her name to Becca Morrow, she moves to California and settles into a new life and new job caring for ailing mother of handsome young businessman, Isaac Hughes.

But just as she’s wondering if she and Isaac are headed for a relationship, Becca’s patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage threaten to destroy all sense of home and all hope for love.

Even if she could clear her name, a phone call wraps a suffocating shroud around her heart. Her estranged father needs her help. But can Becca open her new life to the man who ruined her past?
Review:
Can I just say that I love this cover! It is so beautiful and peaceful. It caught my attention for this book and I had to read what inspired the artwork. Having read the story, the cover caught the feel of the story.

All My Belongings is a story that touched on many things that are very relevant today. Protecting who you are and moving on from past hurts, Alzheimer's and the affect it has on loved ones, and trust. There is so much in this story, but it doesn't bog you down. They mesh well together and they all are apart of each other.

This was the first book by Cynthia Ruchti that I have read. It was an enjoyable story even with the heavier topics. It wasn't depressing, just a very well written story that touched you as you read. What got to me about the story was how spot on the Alzheimer's part of the story is. I don't have personal experience with Alzheimer's, but there was a loved one who dealt with dementia and both illnesses are similar. It is heartbreaking and yes, as Issac portrayed frustrating at times, especially when you are forgotten. The care of someone you love is hard.

Becca is a character of strength. She had to do one of the toughest things a person can do, and live with the choices made. It hurt her to do it, but it was the right thing. She then changes her name and her past to put the hardship behind her. She moves to the opposite side of the country, uprooting her whole life for a fresh start. It takes so much strength to do that.

I enjoyed this story. It had a quick pace and the writing flowed smoothly. The relationship between Issac and Becca was nice. Issac was very stable and a constant for Becca, however, I thought it all happened rather quickly, but it was a sweet aspect of the book.

Too Read
4 out of 5

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. Find Cynthia on the Web at www.cynthiaruchti.com.






Giveaway:
Cynthia Ruchti asks what it takes to overcome your past and become who you were meant to be in her latest novel, All My Belongings. Cynthia has woven a heart-wrenching tale of forgiveness, grace, and learning what it means to truly belong.

Cynthia is celebrating the release of her latest novel with a fun giveaway and a live webcast event!
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One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card
  • All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the All My Belongings LIVE webcast event on June 11th. Connect with Cynthia for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Cynthia will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.
So grab your copy of All My Belongings and join Cynthia and friends on the evening of June 11th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!



Thank you to Litfuse and Abingdon Press, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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