Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

Title: A Fragile Hope
Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-1-4267-9150-5
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

Synopsis:
Hope grows when seeds are planted—even in the muddy middle of life.

Josiah Chamberlain’s life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife’s unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she’s unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?
Review:
Cynthia Ruchti is an author who I was introduced to a couple of years ago. Her story captured me from the first page and kept me reading to the end. A Fragile Hope was another book that captured me and brought me into the story and kept me hanging on to the end.

Cynthia has a beautiful writing style. It has a realistic feel. It is easy to find a character to relate to. Her characters are flawed. That is what catches me in the story. I can feel what the character feels, and it makes it so much more real.

Her presentation of a marriage in trouble is something I could relate to and because of that it kept me reading. I've been in a bad relationship. The way it was portrayed was  respectful and it opened up a topic that in all honesty is spoken about in church when the marriage has failed, but not before. Couples don't speak about their issues, until the end, so to see it on display in this story was refreshing. It is a bit taboo to speak about in today's society. Especially with social media so prevalent allowing the false fronts to be out there. 

Even with the heavy-ish type of topic, I really enjoyed this story and the story telling. It is a book to read and say, for me anyway, I understand.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. She’s the award-winning author of 17 books and a frequent speaker for women’s ministry events. She serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, where she helps retailers, libraries, and book clubs connect with the authors and books they love. She lives with her husband in Central Wisconsin.





Giveaway:
When your life's work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages, what happens when your own marriage begins to fall apart? Find out what happens to Josiah Chamberlain in Cynthia Ruchti's new book, A Fragile Hope. Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

Celebrate the release of A Fragile Hope by entering to win Cynthia's Sign of Hope Giveaway!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 3. The winner will be announced May 4 on the Litfuse blog.



Thanks to Litfuse, I recieved a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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